CHOOSE CERTIFIED CLIMATE WAVE COFFEE
THE EFFICIENT WAY TO USE YOUR SUPERPOWER TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING IS CHOOSING CLIMATE-POSITIVE COFFEES
Knowing whether a cup of coffee is environmentally friendly can be a challenge. With so many factors at play, it can be difficult to ask all the necessary questions before placing your order. Thankfully, you can put your mind at ease by choosing cafes that serve Certified Climate Wave Coffee. Such coffee is not only delicious, but it's also climate-positive, and it helps capture 50g of greenhouse gases for every cup of coffee.
DID YOU KNOW?
Members of the Climate-Positive Cafe Collective program are required to serve at least one Certified Climate Wave Coffee to maintain their membership. And, the membership is free!
ENSURING CLIMATE-FRIENDLINESS OF COFFEE
CLIMATE WAVE BASICS
After extensive fieldwork in the Global Coffee Value Chain, we have identified several social and environmental injustices occurring within it. We have developed solutions for each of these issues and named them the Climate Wave Coffee Solutions. Our entire work at Climate Wave Coffee is based on these solutions. Among these solutions, some are particularly critical as they directly affect the climate. These high-priority solutions cannot be overlooked and must be implemented immediately if we hope to reverse global warming. We have grouped them as the Climate Wave Basics. Certified Climate Wave Coffees ensure the implementation of all solutions listed under Climate Wave Basics. Simply put, Certified Climate Wave Coffees are shade-grown, fairly traded, preserve water, and protect biodiversity. Certified Climate Wave Coffees are climate-positive coffees.
THE FOUNDING STORY
In 2016, I fell in love with Victoria’s cafe culture. I proudly call those cozy local coffee shops where the local community gets together for coffee and conversations as my most preferred hangout spots. At such cafes, I feel a sense of unity among humanity. I am addicted to those friendly faces, laughter, and happy vibes. But as I learned more about coffee's impact on people, animals, and the planet, I realized that I wanted to make sure my cafe culture addiction was contributing to solving the climate crisis rather than fueling it. So, I decided to ask baristas a long list of questions before ordering my favourite espresso or flat white. But, more often than not, they were not knowledgeable about the climate-friendliness of their coffee. And with the long line behind me, I felt hesitant to ask too many questions. Eventually, I reduced my cafe visits, and it felt like a significant part of my life was missing. I never thought my passion for solving the climate crisis and walking the talk would actually make me sad until that moment. But I wasn't about to let that stop me. That’s when I decided to make the process of choosing climate-friendly coffee easy, not just for me, but for every other human who truly loves coffee, humans, animals, and the planet. I founded the Climate-positive Cafe Collective program in the summer of 2023. With this certification program, I am on a mission to make climate-friendly cafe culture easily accessible to everyone in our community. Together, we can reverse global warming one cafe visit at a time!