At Blue Coffee Box, all of our packaging is 100% sustainable. We were the UK’s first coffee subscription service to use EcoBags and EcoPacks for all our products.
In a world filled with plastic-lined disposable coffee cups and pods, we believe that every company has a responsibility to do better. If you’re looking for a sustainable coffee subscription , for yourself or for somebody eco-conscious in your life, keep reading to find out why we believe we’re a cut above the rest when it comes to eco-friendly coffee deliveries.
The difference between a Blue Coffee Box EcoPack and other packaging is simple: it composts fast, can be put in your garden’s compost bin, and is certified.
With standard cardboard boxes that many retailers use for shipping you’ll often find that the inks and glues used by everyday brands are not as sustainable as the cardboard they’re attached to, or that the cardboard is ordered new every time instead of being made with recycled materials wherever possible.
Your EcoBox postal packaging is not just certified plastic-free and fast-compostable, it has these additional features:
Because coffee is a fresh foodstuff, it needs to be packaged in a way that reduces air, moisture and light. Most coffee bags use an aluminium liner to achieve this. Then there’s an invisible plastic lining that sits inside each bag of coffee to enable heat sealing, and it’s usually accompanied by a plastic coffee valve to expell the CO2 gas that builds up from fresh roasted coffee.
So what’s our solution? EcoBags. Combining specialised, easily recyclable materials to ensure your coffee is kept in perfect condition, Blue Coffee Box EcoBags contain chemical-free inks
Recycling is a bit of a minefield across the different counties of the UK. Our EcoBags can be put in your blue recycling bin at home with no need to break down any of the constituent parts, safely and easily.
We don’t just work to provide you with coffee that tastes great, we also make sure that it’s ethically sourced. Our speciality coffees are bought using the Direct Trade method, which means that with your support, we enable farmers to invest in sustainable crops, and to earn more money from their sales so that they and their families can enjoy a better quality of life. On average, our farmers earn 30% more than the Fairtrade price.
Our coffee concierges have visited the farms where your Blue Coffee Box coffee is grown, to ensure that international labour laws, social and environmental standards are being met.
At Blue Coffee Box we are proud to offer our customers a sustainable solution for their coffee subscription service, and proud that our environmental footprint is smaller and more closely watched than most other brands. It's not always easy, and there will always be more to be done – but you can rest assured that we’re continuously working to raise our standards to the best they can be.