Caffè di Artisan is committed to sustainability, community and to minimizing the environmental impact of its product, packaging and process. This has been a key element of our business from sourcing to the production process to the product design for end-use.
Are Caffè di Artisan's liquid coffee pods and other packaging environmentally friendly?
Yes! We use 100% fully recyclable, food grade PET, Bisphenol A (BPA)-free pods. Not only is PET recyclable, it is the most widely recycled plastic there is. This is in contrast to almost all machine capsules that are made of hard non-recyclable plastics or aluminum, which takes enormous energy for recycling.
The other parts of our packaging, the aluminium foil, the paper box and tray are all widely recyclable.
We have deliberately eschewed lamination of our boxes as lamination prevents/reduces recycling. This choice means that occasionally the Caffè di Artisan box received by you may be slightly damp due to condensation during transport. This issue could have been easily addressed by laminating the box, but we chose to opt for a fully recyclable box.
We are sure you will agree that this minor issue is small price to pay to ensure environmentally friendly packaging. Incidentally, the box dries out really fast and the product quality is not impacted at all!
What preservatives and chemicals does Caffè di Artisan use?
None whatsoever! What you get is pure, liquid coffee elixir containing only pure water and premium coffee beans. That's it. No preservatives. No chemicals.
What are the by-products of the production process and how are they disposed off?
No chemicals or effluents are generated as part of the production process. The only byproduct are coffee grounds that are compostable. Used coffee grounds are rich in Nitrogen, which is one of the three important nutrient components of an effective fertilizer. Worms love used coffee grounds and turn them into 'black gold' for plants.
How does Caffè di Artisan plan to reduce its carbon footprint?
As Caffè di Artisan's production process is artisanal, the power consumption is also kept to a minimum. The power consumption is significantly lower than what would be the case in most other packaged coffee production processes, reducing the environmental load and carbon footprint. We are also committed to increasing the proportion of renewable energy sources in the power consumption.
Plus, of course, the "Without Machines" tech of the product means that there is no additional power consumed by the end consumer either, unlike in machine made coffees.
Are Caffè di Artisan's coffee beans ethically sourced?
The Caffè di Artisan range includes Certified Fair Trade and organic coffees and we are committed to increase this proportion over time.
We see our role as facilitating coffee growing communities towards abundance and sustainable growing, across the several regions we source from – these regions are spread across the globe, from Ethiopia to Colombia to India. Some of our coffee beans are sourced directly from farmers and farming communities.
Where does Caffè di Artisan source its coffee beans from?
Caffè di Artisan uses a premium blend of Arabica coffee beans from Single Estates in the world's most renowned coffee-producing regions.
Are Caffè di Artisan's coffees Single Origins?
Yes! Coffee beans get most of their distinguishing characteristics from the coffee-growing regions where they are cultivated due to differences in soil, climate and elevation. But most coffees are a blend of beans from different growing regions around the world and the best beans are usually mixed with other varieties to lower the overall expense. Caffè di Artisan provides distinctive single-origin coffees, each with a flavor unique to its origin and a taste of its own, exemplifying the best qualities of its plantation, terrain, region and flavors that are unique to the exact place where the coffee beans are grown.
Coffee does not agree with me...it causes acidity and gastric irritation. Can Caffè di Artisan's products do something about it?
So if you think that coffee gives you gastric problems, the trouble lies not in the coffee, but in the machine used to make it.
The reason: all coffee machines degrade over time. Why? Because coffee oils keep coating, layer upon layer, the internal pipes of a coffee machine. As we all know, oils become rancid. And this rancid oil residue then keeps getting mixed with every shot of coffee produced (since the coffee is very hot, the oils melt and mix with the fresh shot being made). That's why the coffee made by machines starts deteriorating in taste over time. What's worse, this coffee plus rancid oil mix gives you acidity and gastric irritation.
Of course, coffee machines can cause problems that are even worse. Recent studies by the University of Valencia conducted on Nespresso machines showed alarming levels of germs (including E.coli) in the machines (click here). The same was confirmed by another study by the University of Chicago. Coffee machines also attract algae, mold and even cockroaches and have actually been called 'the germiest place in the house'.
All these problems will be behind you with the pure, liquid, luxury coffee from Caffè di Artisan.