Coffee and Sustainability

May 27, 2013

At Café Altura, we’re invested in using organic coffee beans produced in fair and sustainable ways. Here is a fascinating way to use coffee grounds, a greener firelog!

While flipping through an engineering textbook, a tiny fact with huge implications caught inventor Rod Sprules’s eye: coffee grounds have more energy capacity than cordwood when combusted… Diverts 12 million pounds of coffee grounds from landfills per year.Emits up to 78% less carbon monoxide and up to 66% less creosote than cordwood fires. Features renewable all natural-based waxes.”


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