Co-owners and husband and wife team, Fernando & Victoria launched BrownDog Roasting in September 2021. Fernando has been roasting his own coffee beans for over 5 years and his passion has continued to grow and has turned into more than just providing coffee-it has turned into a mission. A cause that they can stand behind. At BrownDog Roasting, their mission is to be zero waste.
Traditionally, coffee comes in a single use package that ends up in our landfills and waterways. In the U.S. alone, this packaging contributes to over 30.5 million tons a year. Coffee bags are a difficult source of waste to process because they contain multiple materials (wax coating, paper bag, tin closure) that make none of it recyclable or compostable. If current production, consumer, and waste management trends continue, roughly 12 billion metric tons of plastic and single use packaging waste will be in landfills or in the natural environment by 2050.
BrownDog Roasting systemically diverts single use plastic in two ways, prevention & re-using. Your fresh coffee beans will arrive to you in a plastic-free, glass bottle. This will help to prevent single use packaging from ending up in the land fills and ocean. The glass bottle is also designed to be re-usable for years to come. With their easy refill option on their website, you can help to eliminate waste by receiving a 100% recycled kraft paper bag with your fresh beans that can be poured back into the bottle. This paper bag can then be recycled or composted.
Packaging is a significant issue, especially with so many companies (like us) engaging in e-commerce. However, residents of Tehaleh who order will receive their fresh roasted coffee beans directly to their front door, package free, to help eliminate extra waste. When shipping they choose to use paper products. They recognize that paper has its own issues and is far from perfect, so they source 100% recycled paper products to cut-down on the impact of virgin paper manufacturing and distribution.
Plastic is a monumental concern for Fernando & Victoria, and they don’t want to be contributing to the epidemic of waste. Not only is it estimated that over 8 million tons of plastic are being dumped into the ocean each year, but micro-plastics have been found everywhere, from the deepest, most remote parts of the sea to our food chains.
Their hope is to create a better world for the present and future. To make an impact. You can do your part by ordering your sustainable and eco-friendly coffee today. Their premium quality beans are roasted in small batches individually by hand. BrownDog Roasting specializes in micro-lot single origin coffee beans.