Sustainable Roaster of the Month -
Bear Bones Coffee
Our Sustainable Roaster of the Month for February is Bear Bones Coffee. Bear Bones Coffee is based in Brisbane, Australia and offers a selection of house blends, single origins and complementary products to create a one-stop-shop for coffee enthusiasts. Their beans are ethically sourced, as they have established and nurtured long-lasting relationships with coffee farms. This allows Bear Bones to be more sustainable within the coffee industry and provide their customers with a great-tasting cup.
This is a must-stop if you ever find yourself in the Fortitude Valley. Learn more about Bear Bones here.
A Commitment to Sharing Sustainability
An unselfish act
Not only do Bear Bones utilize sustainable practices within their business, but they also help other coffee shops adopt and promote these practices.
Bear Bones Coffee have a range of specialty blends and single-origin coffees to suit any cafe’s needs and seeks like-minded individuals with whom to share their passion for this industry. Bear Bones is committed to helping their customers produce the best coffee possible by using the highest quality beans and working with the best coffee equipment.
Their relationship with their wholesale customers continues after purchase: Bear Bones offers complementary and custom training on everything from crop to cup and share ways businesses in the coffee industry can minimize their impact.
An Emphasis on Community
A backbone for small businesses
Trent Goodwin started Bear Bones Coffee in 2013 with the philosophy of assisting small businesses with a consistent quality of coffee while offering the business support and training they deserve. Trent has always had a passion for the hospitality industry, owning a number of cafes and bars across Brisbane. He wanted to start Bear Bones Coffee Roastery to be able to support other small businesses, and it has since grown into a community of coffee lovers supporting each other.
Airscape® Refill Program: When customers buy an Airscape® container, not only save another coffee bag from landfill, but also get a discount on their beans when they bring the reusable coffee container to refill.
Eco bags – Bear Bones currently have 25% of their wholesale customers utilizing eco coffee bags. With the commitment to move to 100% eco bags by the end of 2023.
Eco cups – partnering with Eco Barista (an Australian company specializing in eco-friendly and compostable products), Bear Bones have been able to minimize their impact on the takeaway trade by switching to home compostable, biodegradable cups.
Keep Cups – partnering with Mady By Fressko, branded keep cups are utilized to encourage reusable cups.
Local products – complementary products that are sourced ethically through local suppliers. From powders, syrups to tea, Bear Bones ensures that their products are making a positive impact on the industry within Australia.
Airscape® is honored to have the opportunity to contribute to Bear Bones’ efforts toward sustainability and eagerly anticipates witnessing the transformative impact they will continue to have on the coffee industry in Australia and beyond.