Every company's path to becoming environmentally sustainable is unique and each has different levels of contributions to climate change, pollution, and waste. Amavida Coffee Roasters has taken account of their carbon footprint by taking steps to shrink it down with the hope of reversing the effects of climate change.
Amavida Coffee Roasters began measuring their carbon pollution in 2018 with a commitment to becoming carbon responsible by 2020. By measuring their carbon pollution, they gained insight to the sources of their carbon pollution allowing them to develop a strategy to reduce their impact. They became carbon responsible in 2018, well ahead of plan, by purchasing carbon offsets through takingroot.org and have continued this relationship current day.
In 2020, they produced 342 Tons equivalent (CO2te) of carbon pollution in their wholesale and retail operations. Most of the carbon usage is derived from inbound and outbound transportation of products to their wholesale accounts and retail operations. Another impact area is derived from their power consumption in their roaster and retail operations.
Operations Manager, Colt, Flips Solar Switch on
Solar panels being installed at Amavida Corporate Building
This year, Amavida partnered with Optimus Solar to further reduce their carbon impact by installing a solar solution and EV charging stations for their vehicles at their headquarters.
The solar project involves installing 170 Q-cell solar panels with Enphase Inverters capable of producing 95,000 KW hours per year. This technology will generate 102% of their power consumption at their 10,000 SF roaster operations. In addition, Amavida installed EV charging stations to support the replacement of fleet and employee vehicles in the upcoming years.