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How to make your coffee business more eco-friendly

We have some extra-hot, no-foam, half-sweet, decaf, eco-friendly, energy saving tips for your coffee business. Learn how to save money and boost your bottom line.

You source local and fair-trade products, you’ve limited the use of disposable cups, you encourage customers to bring their own reusable cups, but you’re still missing one thing… the little blue star! If you operate a coffee shop, restaurant, or small kitchen, here’s how ENERGY STAR® Canada can help you make your business more eco-friendly:

Invest in ENERGY STAR certified products


Upgrade to ENERGY STAR certified commercial coffee brewers for your business. You’ll use about 35% less energy per brewer when compared to standard models, and save about $100 a year in the process. This way you can boost your business’ bottom line, and show your customers that your business is committed to making the Earth a happier, healthier place.

Take advantage of ‘eco-mode’

If your current brewer has an ‘eco-mode’ or ‘energy save’ function, take advantage of it. This is an optional mode that uses less energy than the machine’s ready-to-brew state so you’ll save more energy than if the machine is in standby mode. When shopping for new brewers, keep this function in mind. The savings may seem small but they add up quickly.

Bring your energy efficiency to the next level

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Search for other areas in your kitchen you can upgrade. Switch to ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting for bulbs that are comparable in price to standard bulbs but last up to 15 times longer and use 90% less energy. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles that can fit the aesthetic of even the most eclectic coffee shops.

Invest in an ENERGY STAR certified commercial dishwasher and use 40% less energy and 40% less water than standard models… now that’s a cup full of savings. To boost your bottom line and reduce your carbon footprint, check out the list of commercial appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR certification.

Learn more and connect with us

Now that you have all the tools you need to make your small business lean and green, what are you waiting for? Use the ENERGY STAR product finder and start shopping!

Looking for more tips on energy efficiency? Follow ENERGY STAR Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn to maximize your energy savings and get the latest on energy-efficient products.

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