BREAK UP WITH CARBON

Our Carbon Neutral Series coffee subscription sponsors CO2-absorbing mangrove trees with each delivery, offsetting your footprint. Moving forward can taste amazing.

Meet the Carbon Neutral Series

Enjoy the best coffees available while feeling good with every cup—we sponsor three mangrove trees each month you receive a delivery, helping to offset your own carbon dioxide output over time. Because freshly roasted coffee and a better planet make a great pair.

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2 LBS = 3 TREES

For each monthly subscription delivery, we’ll sponsor three mangrove trees to offset your own carbon dioxide emissions for that month.

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MEET YOUR TREES

With each shipment delivered, we’ll send you the exact coordinates of the mangrove trees you helped sponsor. Watch them grow with Google Maps and know that they’ll be absorbing carbon dioxide for years.

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HAND-SELECTED, HAND-ROASTED

Each month you'll get to experience a different coffee, carefully chosen and with a unique story to tell. Then, we'll roast it fresh and deliver it right to your door.

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This Month's Roast

New Guinea Highlands

For those seeking complex cups, the rich soil of Papua New Guinea turns Jamaican Blue Mountain beans into one of the world’s best coffees.

BECOME POSITIVELY NEUTRAL

Every Carbon Neutral Series coffee delivery sponsors three mangrove trees to help offset your carbon dioxide emissions. That’s 80% of your greenhouse gas emissions!

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    Our Partner

    We partnered with Enveritas, an independent verifier of sustainability, to initiate a project to plant these mangrove trees in Myanmar’s ecoregion of Southeast Asia. Enveritas has monitored the planting of the trees and will be helping us to understand their larger impact.

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    Why Mangroves

    Silt mangrove trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to grow their trunks, leaves, and stems. This carbon-rich plant material eventually falls off the tree, ending up in the wet, marshy soil where these trees thrive. Trapped in the silty soil under the mangroves’ twisting roots, the carbon dioxide doesn't return to the atmosphere as long as the soil remains undisturbed. It can remain there for decades.

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    The Math

    Every 2lb. subscription delivered equals three mangrove trees. For the average person to offset their annual carbon dioxide footprint over 20 years, they would have to sponsor the planting of about 30 trees per year, or about 2.5 trees per month. Each month’s delivery sponsors three mangroves, so you’ll offset your carbon dioxide emissions for that month, plus a little extra buffer.

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Carbon Neutral Series FAQs

We hear you. There are vast differences, say, between someone who doesn’t own a car and a long-haul trucker. We are using the USA-specific average carbon dioxide emissions number (CO2/capita) from the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR). The most recent data puts the CO2 amount per capita at 15.52 tons. You can go deep here.
Just CO2, which is roughly 80% of the average U.S. person’s total GHG emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Since mangroves sequester CO2, we are focused on CO2.
The EDGAR database number for the average American’s CO2 footprint includes emissions associated with purchasing an average number of goods shipped from point A to point B, but we know it might seem a little weird. That’s why we added a buffer. By sponsoring 3 trees a month for a year, your Carbon Neutral Subscription accounts for 19.4 tons of CO2 offset over 20 years for a 12-mo subscription (and the average person’s output of carbon dioxide is 15.52 tons). Now remember, we’re focused on CO2. So while that doesn’t account for your total greenhouse gas emissions, it’s a big chunk–80%!
According to a 2020 VCS Monitoring Report for a similar project led by the Worldview International Foundation in Myanmar, each mangrove tree stored an average of 0.027 tons of CO2 in the first year. As the trees grow and thrive over the course of their lifetime, the Worldview International Foundation (WIF) estimates their carbon dioxide sequestration to reach 0.54 tons in 20 years (0.027 X 20 years), which we use as a reference point. That said, mangrove trees can store carbon dioxide for decades as long as they are maintained in good condition. That's why we work with a local partner that can ensure our trees are thriving.
The mangroves have been planted in Myanmar by the Worldview International Foundation (WIF), an NGO that has worked in that location for many years, planting and protecting mangroves throughout several national parks where these trees are indigenous and benefit the ecosystems. Enveritas, with whom we work closely on sustainability, has monitored the planting of the trees and will be helping us to understand their larger impact.
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It’s in the Yangon region, near the mouth of the Yangon River, on the Gulf of Martaban. Each month when you get your email letting you know we’re packing your shipment, we’ll send you GPS coordinates for the mangroves you sponsored, and you can see for yourself!
Enveritas created the GPS points using a formula to break the geographic space into 13,333 points, each of which represents the approximate location of 3 mangrove trees.
What would happen to our trees if the government of Myanmar revoked the land leased to WIF? In that worst case scenario, where would WIF replant, elsewhere in Myanmar, or another country entirely? The WIF would plant elsewhere in Myanmar, most likely, but we consider that scenario to be very improbable given the remote location and the degraded quality of the area—which is what made it an attractive site for mangrove planting in the first place.
NOAA notes that "current studies suggest that mangroves and coastal wetlands annually sequester carbon at a rate ten times greater than mature tropical forests. They also store up to 5 times more carbon dioxide per equivalent area than tropical forests."

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