Tools and resources
Working together on collective challenges results in the best solutions. That’s why we have made sure New Zealand coffee roasters have access to tools and resources that will help them take positive action towards emissions reduction and adapt for a low-carbon future.
These tools and resources have been developed by industry experts and are supported by the New Zealand Speciality Coffee Association
A selection of key resources and information relevant to this sector are available below.
Sign up to the pathway
For a fully curated experience, we recommend you sign up to our free Coffee Decarbonisation Pathway which will deliver tools and resources direct to your inbox. We’ll also alert you when new resources and events are added.
Coffee Decarbonisation Pathway
The Coffee Decarbonisation Pathway takes an energy efficiency first approach. While the end goal is to move away from fossil fuels, taking steps to improve existing processes, equipment and operations will make the transition more efficient and cost effective.
The pathway has been broken up into 5 steps, which provide important information for New Zealand coffee roasters no matter how far along the decarbonisation journey you are.
Step 1: Increase engagement and awareness
Understanding the emissions impact of businesses in the coffee sector is a key step towards beginning your decarbonisation journey.
Having awareness of which processes are carbon intensive can help identify your opportunities. Engaging your staff and including them on the journey is also proven to increase results.
Step 2: Measure emissions and set targets
Knowing what to measure and how to measure it is an important step in decarbonising. In this section, find resources and tools to measure and account for energy consumption and see how your business compares to others within the coffee sector.
Step 3: Optimise equipment and improve processes
Reviewing and adjusting the way equipment performs can be a big win for energy reduction, as well as cost and productivity.
Step 4: Reduce energy demand
New technology or upgrades to existing processes can reduce energy demand.
Step 5: Switching to renewable energy
Fuel switching to renewable energy sources is the final step to decarbonising. By following steps 1-4, you'll be in the best position to make an informed decision about fuel switching, in the most cost-effective way.
EECA offers a range of co-funding and support to businesses wanting to make the switch to renewable energy or implement innovative projects that will reduce carbon emissions. The criteria that need to be met varies depending on the programme. The following funds may be of interest for the coffee sector.