Barista Exchange: Going Green in Your Coffeehouse

Matt Milletto launched the Barista Exchange website a few months ago to create a space where barista's, coffee enthusiasts, farmers, suppliers, educators, roasters, and coffee shops could all rub elbows and chat about all things coffee.

Recently Matt's been blogging about the green coffeehouse and asking what coffee shop owners are doing to go green. As Matt puts it, "The coffee industry is so large that all of these decisions that we make can have a substantial global effect not only on the environment, but also the world economy."

Compostable cups, organic machine cleaners, conserving energy, and saving coffee grounds for use in the garden are all mentioned. You'll even find a two page topic on coffee grounds in our forums as well.