Impact & Sustainability
At Moon Roast, reducing our impact on the environment is important to us. We source speciality grade Arabica coffee from small farms in many coffee-growing countries as diverse as Burundi, Peru and China. Sourcing our coffee from origin and as directly as we are able ensures that the small-holder farmers receive the right price for their coffee and that their farming practices remain kind to the environment.
We try to keep up to date with the best environmentally friendly practices and products available. We have spent time researching the very best packaging available that is suitable for storing our coffee. Sadly, we have found that the range of truly environmentally friendly packaging suitable for storing coffee is limited, and though there are new materials becoming available, often the recycling and waste systems in place by government and councils, are not able to recycle them. This year we have made notable improvements to our packaging as part of our sustainability journey. We have long been seeking to upgrade our coffee bags to a more widely recyclable and sustainable offering. We are now pleased to say that you will now be receiving your coffee in these beauties!
We encourage all our local customers to the Roastery Kiosk to refill their Moon Roast bags or their own storage containers when purchasing their beans. Everything we use from our compostable take-out coffee cups and lids at our kiosk, to our packing boxes and tape is recyclable or compostable. We offer coffee sacks, chaff and used coffee grounds to local gardeners and community projects, and are always looking for ways to green up!!
We also support the woncderful charity Crescer No Campo in Brazil.
Crescer No Campo was founded by a farmer who wanted to
create a safe space for young children of farm employees in the region. She provides a range of activities and services, from lunch and extra education, to sport and music classes. With opportunities often limited and distractions easy to fall into, this mission is extremely important in farming communities to help children grow and develop safe and supported into adulthood.