Mont58 Coffee

Mont58 Coffee is a craft coffee roastery based in South-East London, selling and delivering small batches of Arabica beans from all over the world. Mont58 offer a subscription service with zero delivery emissions, via push bikes and electric vehicles, for local customers to try new blends – sustainably – delivered direct to their door. 

PROFILE AT-A-GLANCE

£100-150K revenue

2-10 employees

Food & Drink

London Borough of Lewisham

Reduced transport emissions saving 5,834 kgCO2e

Promoting less waste through refills

Carbon emissions for coffee production reduced by 77%

Pledge: net zero in business operations by 2024

Carbon footprint

Mont58’s baseline carbon footprint in 2022 was 73 tonnes CO2e, which is equivalent to 14 petrol-powered cars being driven for one year. The largest part of their carbon footprint (88%) comes from the embodied carbon of the coffee beans produced within their supply chains.

Mont58's carbon footprint for 2022

The Mont58 team attended two Green Business Action (Better Futures programme) webinars and a one-two-one session with a Net Zero advisor. Here are some changes they have made since as a business:

Focus on Transport

Mont58 has reduced their transport emissions by using bicycles, e-bikes and electric vans for deliveries, collectively saving approximately 5,830 kgCO2e* in one year.   

Mont58 are working on a design to reduce their packaging.  

Work with Suppliers

Mont58 have committed to sourcing traceable and ethical Fairtrade certified coffee beans, that are Rainforest Alliance certified and 15% of which are grown organically. Whilst 1kg of conventional coffee produces about 17kg CO2e, organic coffee produces 77% fewer carbon emissions. Mont58 have saved approximately 3.91kg CO2e for each kilogram of organic coffee they’ve sold.

Waste Reduction

Mont58 collects and refills packaging for 80% of their wholesale clients. Customers can also bring along their own packaging and refill coffee beans direct from the roastery. For online sales, they have introduced recyclable plastic pouch packaging and encourage the use of re-usable coffee cups

Commitment

Mont58 are targeting Net Zero business operations by December 2023 and will continue to work with their suppliers to reduce their supply chain emissions.

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