Buena Vista Roastery

Coffee and the Mountains

Archive for Our Decision-Making

Our $7 Mandatory Carbon Offset

I learned more about a mandatory carbon offset that I had to pay to go to a Specialty Coffee Conference. Last May was the first conference I had attended, and was coincidentally the first SCAA Conference to require a carbon offset. I blogged in May about going to the event and need to follow up a little with comments on the carbon offset.  I am now part of the SCAA Sustainability Committee, the very folk who encouraged the monetary contribution.

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Thanks for our Fair Trade support

I send a thanks out to Green Eco Services for their listing of Bongo Billy’s Coffees in their post about Fair Trade coffee as a green coffee suppliers. We are working hard to provide the most socially and environmentally responsible coffees and to people. We were just certified as a Green Business and have a growing list of projects to undertake locally to support our community, some of which are in our 2008 list. So, thanks for the recognition.

Exploring Options

Our staff met yesterday to discuss the direction of the roastery and whether to move forward pursuing a new enterprise. We played around with understanding our desired business, as captured in our holistic-goal, and how to gain a comprehensive understanding of what the addition of a new venture would do to both the Buena Vista Roastery and to Bongo Billy’s Coffees. Consensus: find out some info on the potential gross profit and information on the potential sources of money that would be used to invest in equipment but that generally let’s move forward. All of this fits with our environmental initiatives, as posted on ChannelBV.

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