Tiny Footprint Produces “Carbon Negative Coffee”
Whether you like it served hot or cold, black or with cream, there’s a lot more that goes into your cup of coffee than meets the eye. In Brooklyn Center, Tiny Footprint Coffee is producing what it calls the “world’s first carbon negative coffee.”
For every pound of coffee sold, Tiny Footprint donates a portion of sales to reforestation efforts in Ecuador. The coffee roasting wholesaler also makes an effort to source organic, fair-trade coffees.
At Tiny Footprint Coffee, there’s an art and a science to roasting a good coffee bean.
Roast master and founding partner Kevin Larson explains that the flavor of a coffee bean can vary depending on how it’s roasted.
“I can produce many different flavors with it, depending on how I ramp up the heat, how fast I roast it,” says Larson.
Tweaking the coffee’s flavor isn’t the only thing this wholesale coffee roasting company is doing to set itself apart.
“You Drink Coffee, We Plant Trees” at Tiny Footprint Coffee
Since launching the brand in 2010, Tiny Footprint Coffee put the environment at the center of its business model.
“You drink coffee, we plant trees is one of our slogans,” says owner and founding partner Alan Krohnke. “What we do that’s different is as we’re selling the coffee, executing our business, we fund reforestation in Ecuador”
The roaster boasts the world’s first carbon negative coffee
For every pound of coffee sold, Tiny Footprint donates a portion of the sales to reforestation efforts in Ecuador.
“The trees, the forest, it’s regenerating, absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that more than offsets the carbon footprint of us running our business, roasting coffee, shipping the coffee,” says Krohnke.
Over the last eight years, Tiny Footprint has seen steady growth sourcing organic, fair trade coffees and the idea of sustainability to restaurants, coffee houses, and to other customers around the world.
“I think that people really enjoy that part of our business, it attracts people to us. It also makes the doing business, working everyday, feel meaningful,” says Krohnke.
Pushing the Envelope at Tiny Footprint Coffee
This business is pushing the envelope. Its cold press, nitrogen infused, Nitro Brew is on tap at metro locations.
Whether it’s served cold or hot, customers of Tiny Footprint Coffee have a few additional reasons to love their cup of joe.
Tiny Footprint Coffee can be purchased on the company’s website. They also offer weekly classes for the public on coffee brewing.