ecogrounds satisfies your uncompromising taste and thirst for a better world
For many years, any coffee company buying certified beans could call itself sustainable or green. Sourcing certified beans is the right thing to do. It’s also the easy thing.
For over a decade we’ve dug deeper and pushed harder to make the coffee industry as sustainable as possible. We started with certified coffees. Then we asked if our cafes could be built with recyclable or renewable materials. They could! And it didn’t cost more than conventional materials. This started our habit of asking how every aspect of our business could be greener, cleaner, and fairer.
taste is the most important quality in our sourcing philosophy.
Our mission is leading coffee to a more sustainable future, but it’s hard to get started without a great cup of coffee to keep us moving.
while flavor is always first, we do have a few non-negotiable purchasing standards.
100% of our coffees are Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, and/or Organic certified. Our direct trade coffees are also certified.
Our farmer partners love growing coffee. They take pride in beautiful crops and share our passion for constant improvement. We pay above Fair Trade prices to ensure they thrive in their work and continue to grow the best coffees.
We know where our coffee is grown and served. We know the people who make our business possible. Our purchasing includes funding for community development so that our coffee makes life better where it’s grown and where it’s enjoyed.
Our coffee quality is matched by the ingredients we pair with it. And the cups we serve it in.
Our tea is always organic certified. Our chocolate is Rainforest Alliance certified. We use better ingredients, because things like high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and food dyes belong in labs, not in our cups.
Our take-away cups and lids are made of compostable and rapidly renewable fibers, so you can enjoy all the taste without the waste.