Resolutions for the new year? Still nothing planned?
Then I have an idea for you: Reduce your CO2 footprint 👣
What is that at all?
- It is the amount of CO2 emissions that a person causes in a given time.
- With a large footprint, above average emissions are caused;
- A small footprint, on the other hand, implies a climate-friendly life > sustainability.
- With 11 tons per person and year a German produces 7x as much CO2 as an Indian.
- If you want to calculate your personal year CO2 footprint, you can do that with the calculator from WWF!
- My footprint is for 2016, “thanks” to my Berlin apartment buildt in the 60s, unfortunately also only on average 🙁
☕ What does this have to do with coffee?
Well, so a cup of coffee also produces an imprint. Regional coffee does not exist in Germany. Nevertheless, you can make a difference – with every single cup!
- Tchibo has calculated on the basis of a rare coffee from Tanzania.
- The entire process – from the cultivation to the disposal of the coffee set at the end user – was considered.
- 7 g of coffee and 125 ml of water were used.
- The total amount of CO2 produced is between 59 and 100 g per cup.
- Raw material extraction: cultivation including transport and use of agricultural chemicals, which were used in the example.
- Production: transport of raw coffee to Germany, roasting and packaging.
- Product use / coffee preparation: varies by method – average/ hand filter / electric coffee maker, produces e.g. 6 times as much CO2 as a French press.
So you can reduce over 50% of your CO2 footprint per cup, e.g. with organic direct trade coffee, which you prepare with a hand filter.
JUST BREW IT 😉