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bio-fueled coffee

Posted By Chelsea Green Publishing On August 31, 2005 @ 10:18 am In Nature & Environment,Renewable Energy,Socially Responsible Business | No Comments

It’s finally here–the world’s first biodiesel-run coffee roaster–right here in our own backyard! We first heard about this project at the beginning of the year, when we were looking to release Greg Pahl’s Biodiesel [1] book. I’ve got to admit, I kind of had doubts about whether the roaster would ever come to be….but Vermont Coffee [2] unveiled the machine this week, and hopes to talk it up next month at the Natural Products Expo in DC. The Addison Independent [3] ran a story on Vermont Coffee and the roaster yesterday, and I was surprised to read how much the company has grown recently. Apart from being 30% more fuel efficient, the new roaster is supposed to help VT Coffee meet their needs without running their two older roasters 12 hours a day.

Normally when you hear about sustainable coffee you hear about organically grown beans or fair trade, but the bio-fueled roaster could be another answer to the question:What is Sustainable Coffee? [4]


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[1] Biodiesel: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/biodiesel

[2] Vermont Coffee: http://www.vermontcoffeecompany.com/

[3] Addison Independent : http://www.addisonindependent.com/News/082905roaster.html

[4] What is Sustainable Coffee?: http://www.cafealtagracia.com/index.html

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