The Green Future Of Coffee Roasting

Coffee is one of the world’s largest traded commodities, with staggering amounts being consumed every day.

This equates to a huge amount of generated waste, CO2 emissions and a problem that is likely to get worse as developing nations continue to grow a taste for the drink.

Whilst measures are in place to make the industry more sustainable, protecting habitats and workers livelihoods through Fairtrade and the Rainforest Alliance, very little is currently being done after coffee consumption.

Being as passionate about our coffee as we are about the planet, is why we have spent so long developing and testing our new Eco Roast™ technology and the whole Coffe-Eco System™. It will dramatically reduce the amount of coffee grounds and disposables being deposited into landfill and instead can be used in a positive way to fuel an energy efficient green coffee roasting plant.

growing coffee beans

What Is Eco Roasting?

Liquidline has partnered with 918 Coffee Co who have been working over the last two years on a patented and trademarked system to deliver the very best and freshest coffee without producing any waste or carbon footprint.

This new process is known as the Coffe-Eco System™ and uses unique roasting technologies set to completely change the coffee industry – for the better.

By providing companies with an environmentally friendly sustainable solution to reducing waste as well as CO2 emissions, Liquidline hope to change how the world consumes coffee.

The Coffe-Eco System™ was an ‘Green Apple Environment Award Winner’ as well as winning an award in the ‘FSB Worldpay UK Business Awards 2016’.

Award-winning coffee roasting technology 

COFFEE

The process starts with the consumer, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee in a coffee outlet – the coffee outlet is collecting the used coffee grounds in special (re-purposed) containers issued to them by their supplier. These containers are then collected at the same time as the outlets next delivery of fresh coffee.

FUEL

The next stage of the process, once the grounds have been collected is to sieve out any foreign objects and dry the coffee grounds. From there the dried coffee grounds are fed into a large mechanical press that forces the coffee under huge pressure through a die and this forms the Bio-Fuel we require for our Eco Roasters.

ROAST

The third stage of the process is roasting. Custom made Eco Roasters are used to turn the Coffee Bio-Fuel into the heat energy needed to roast delicious fresh coffee beans. The Eco Roaster is so energy efficient that it only uses approx 40g of Bio-Fuel to roast 1000g of fresh coffee! It even stores excess heat in large thermal storage tanks for heating the roastery!

BEANS

The final stage of the process is the beans that have just been roasted, these are then quickly cooled, de-stoned and packed in valved bags to lock in the freshness. Boxed ready for delivery to the customers. For those customers adopting the Coffe-Eco System, these beans will be delivered at the same time as their coffee waste is collected. Ensuring a carbon neutral journey is achieved.