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Is our Eco Roast Technology the Key to Sustainable Coffee Production?

Eco Roast is the technology developed by multi award winning 918 Coffee Company who started their coffee journey in 2009. At the point of opening our 3rd coffee shop and looking at the amount of used coffee waste that we were throwing away was what sparked us to look at ways to reduce this at the same time as coping with the increased demand for freshly roasted coffee for our shops. 

So in 2013 the first prototype was produced to harness the power of used coffee grounds to produce the thermal energy required to roast fresh coffee. From then it has evolved considerably to become a global award winning technology and a brand synonymous with best practice, circular economy and the environment firmly rooted in its DNA, recognised for our efforts by officially becoming the highest scoring B Corp Coffee company in the World in 2022.


"Eco Roast delivers a positive impact on our environment using closed loop technology and a passion for great coffee for a more sustainable future" Spent coffee grounds are an abundant, energy rich resource that should not end up in our landfills. Eco Roast technology enables us to harness this valuable energy and use it to roast fresh batches of beautiful coffees for everyone to enjoy.


400 Billion cups consumed a year globally

500,000 tons of coffee waste to landfill each year in the UK alone

1,800,000 tons of Carbon Emissions


Waste Coffee Grounds into landfill is a catalyst for producing   Methane which is 20 times more

damaging to the environment than CO2

It's also a potential source of hazardous pathogens and organic leachates that can contaminate surface and ground water courses, leading to other biological and environmental hazards.


If we diverted all coffee waste from landfill in the UK alone:

£75M in landfill disposal costs annually in the UK alone.

£3000 per outlet in the UK every year!

1.8M Tonnes of Carbon emissions per year in the UK


Sending Used Coffee Grounds to landfill is a complete waste of an abundant, valuable resource, rich in energy.

By tackling the waste the industry creates at its destination we are helping deliver a cleaner tomorrow.

Eco Roast Technology is paving the way forward to creating a cleaner and more sustainable coffee future for us all


This ZERO WASTE solution enables you to enjoy the great taste of freshly roasted coffee, comfortable in the knowledge that waste has not been produced, but actually reduced.​ An environmentally friendly solution to help reduce waste and carbon emissions for a more sustainable future.

Click HERE to learn more about this unique zero waste technology

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