Our commitment to creating a positive impact extends to every aspect of our business. Here’s where we are today, and we’re just getting started.
By shipping directly to you, we simplify the distribution process and reduce our environmental footprint.
We ship using existing postal routes. It may take a little longer, but that means a lower carbon footprint. And we encourage buying multiple boxes of B-Pods® to reduce total number of shipments.
Our packaging is made of recycled and recyclable materials. We’ve reduced our packaging to minimize amount of material. We even pack our brewers in a reusable canvas bag, which reduces the amount of padding material.
From our coffee producers and roasting facility to our brewer manufacturer, we seek out companies that share our commitment to people and planet.
Everything we do is guided by our core value of “Do the right thing”. It sets our high standards for hiring and people policies, to how we interact with each other, our customers, suppliers and vendors.
When the time comes for a new Bruvi® – or when you trade up from an existing coffee maker to Bruvi® - we provide ideas for donating or recycling your old brewer.
B-Pods® Are Packed In A Certified Food Safe
And Low Carbon Facility
- Safe Quality Foods level II (SQF) facility
- California Title 24 building compliance (lighting, low-e windows, HVAC, insulation)
- Ambient lighting in 80% of manufacturing areas via roof skylights reducing high bay lighting requirements by 40%
- Additional roof insulation and interior insulated metal panel walls to manage air-conditioned spaces
- Installation of high efficiency lighting system to reduce energy consumption by 25%
- Installation of motion sensors to turn lights off/on in non-essential work areas
- Integrated Electrical Management Program, uniquely designed to eliminate “peak” electrical consumption through realigned systems, protocols and new technologies
- Paper recycling program
- Corrugate recycling
- Burlap bag recycling
- Donation of scrap coffee to charitable organizations
- State-of-the-art emission controls for roasting operations (catalytic oxidizer):
- 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions versus conventional thermal afterburner (and SQAMD approved emission control systems)
- High efficiency passive cyclones remove 95% airborne particulate in convection air stream, reducing particulate emissions and burner energy required to destruct
- State of the art re-circulating coffee roasters:
- Using on average 60% of preheated air during roasting cycle, reducing natural gas requirement versus heating ambient air. Equates to a 20% to 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions versus conventional single-pass roasters
- Cooling air requirements drawn from outside the building, reducing the number of required air changes per hour in production areas reducing the energy required to condition space and circulate air by 15%
- Extra insulation on hot components reducing the need to condition production areas
- Use of mechanical versus pneumatic conveyance systems reducing electrical power requirement by 75%
- Extensive use of variable frequency drives for electrical motors reducing electrical demand
- Sealed conveyance and storage systems:
- Reducing nitrogen requirements by 15%, resulting in reduced air compressor usage versus traditional systems
- Reduces the number of required air changes per hour in production areas, reducing the energy required to condition space and circulate air
- Use of water-cooled coffee grinders increasing throughout by 25% with only 10% additional energy requirements