Sorry, baristas: instant coffee has the smallest carbon footprint (but don’t overfill the kettle)

Sorry, baristas: instant coffee has the smallest carbon footprint (but don’t overfill the kettle)

Drinking coffee makes many of us feel good, so it makes sense that we would want to feel good about how it is produced. When it comes to sustainable coffee, the most important choice is how the coffee has been cultivated, and its impact on the ecosystems where it is grown. But you may not realise that how you prepare your coffee at home can add 50% or more to its overall environmental footprint.

Pipers Farm – farming in harmony with nature

Pipers Farm – farming in harmony with nature

Peter and Henri Greig founded Pipers Farm as a reaction to the way in which industrialised farming was beginning to destroy local food systems. As farmers, they had become increasingly uncomfortable with how food was being produced.

After farming healthy pastures in New Zealand, and a high hill farm in Wensleydale where nature ruled, they returned to the small mixed farm in Kent where Peter had been brought up.

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