1 – Build a Science Backed Carbon Aware Website to Fuel Consumers and Reforestation.
Zero Footprint Coffee starts with online coffee orders and ends in consumers cups … It is a grassroots initiative, engineered from the bottom up by our team of caring coffee-drinkers on a mission to address climate change and deliver better coffees to the marketplace.
Consumer support for this everyday nature based climate change solution is needed to ‘scale up’ Cafe Solar® and we are on a race to get as many coffee drinkers as possible ‘signed up’ in the shortest time possible. Our combined coffee math shows that a 10,000 subscribers based on a average 2lbs per month can act as the most important catalyst to advance Cafe Solar® in Central America. This is the 25 year scientific research and 100% renewable off-grid production development has been funded mostly to this point by grants to the non-profit Mesoamerican Development Institute, Merchants of Green Coffee marketing and funding and the direct sales of Cafe Solar® in North America for more than two decades. Today the program is at a an important intersection, the program has the science backing and the main question is ……Are consumers willing to pay approximately $0.03 cents more per cup to better their coffee? The answer plays a big part in determining investments in clean development, good governance and social justice…… just when the world is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate change.
2 – Create Dynamic Blends of Forest-Restoring Coffees.
Cafe Solar® green beans are the heart and soul of this program; And every bag, pound, gram of Zero Footprint Coffee sold supports Cafe Solar® in one way or another. There is only one advanced solar powered coffee dryer in the world capable of approximately 250,000 lbs. of Tier 1 beans. This is a limited and important supply and this years harvest is underway. Zero Footprint Coffee is encouraging demand to build more green technology production facilities and advance Integrated Open Canopy™ ( IOC™ ) farming for carbon credits.
Zero Footprint Coffee blends are made with 50% Cafe Solar® Tier 1 beans and 50% of other certified specialty beans. The ‘other’ 50% of the blends are certified specialty coffees from Africa, Central and South America, Indonesia and Asia. These coffees carry a minimum of 1 and often 3 and 4 certifications. Details of all coffees and certifications in the blends are recorded, listed on the packaging and are traceable. These include, organic, fair trade, coop, women and direct traceable supply chains and every coffee has a story!
Zero Footprint Coffee enters into contracts with farmers agreeing to advance the IOC™ carbon sequestration. When the Tier 1 supply is finished which we are counting on, Zero Footprint Coffee will continue to source more farms and offset 100% of the footprint of other certified coffees used in blends. This blend will grow next years harvest of Cafe Solar® and show consumer demand as the most important factor in creating this clean supply of coffee.
All coffee blends crafted by regional experts in this area of coffee. This means they will taste great and reduce unnecessary shipping.
Orders are roasted by participating and contracted regional specialty roasters, packaged in 100% easily recyclable packaging, and arrive at your door with a zero carbon footprint! Your repeat orders confirm the consumption of better coffee, which grows the program that grows trees and off-grid Cafe Solar® factories.
3 – Add a Zero Footprint Mission, Carbon Intel and Start Signing People Up!
Commitment to a zero footprint mission means that all certified coffees being roasted and sold as Zero Footprint Coffees are measured and 100% offset via IOC™ credits. As orders increase the transparent and evolving Carbon Calculating Intel becomes more accurate. This will help coordinate supply chain efficiencies.
Customer data will never be shared with or sold to any organization that is not directly involved with the fulfillment of your order.