OUR VISION FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE EXTENDS FAR BEYOND OUR FIELD OF SOLAR PANELS.
In 2015, Wonderstate Coffee's roastery went 100% solar powered, becoming one of the first coffee roasters in the world to generate all its power from an on-site solar array. With the exception of our vintage Probat gas-powered roasters and winter heating, our entire roastery, offices and production floor are powered by a 96 panel, 30-Kilowatt solar array that sits just outside our front door.
Going solar powered was a momentous step for our small company, but we know our efforts can’t stop there. The work of creating a resilient future for generations to come demands an unwavering dedication to challenge the status quo. From purchasing carbon offsets for all of our wholesale shipping orders to sourcing 94-97% of our coffees by volume from certified organic producers annually, our efforts to shrink our footprint and mitigate our ecological impact extends far beyond our field of solar panels.
We believe truly great coffee must serve our collective future. Our producers are already feeling the impact of climate change. In addition to fluctuations in weather patterns and growing seasons, climate change exacerbates the spread of plant diseases like La Roya, a fungus that has become endemic in every coffee growing region in the world and threatens to change how and where coffee is produced.
A truly sustainable future in coffee must be a just and resilient one. From our efforts to ensure equitable farmer compensation, to supporting regenerative agricultural practice, to packaging our coffee in biodegradable packaging, we’re working to do our part.