Coffeehouse observation No. 252 – Greening coffee from field to coffeehouses

[I was scanning the job postings hosted by when I spotted several blog postings about greening coffee production and coffeehouses. Here are links to those posts. – KM]

Green Suggestions for coffee shops |

How to go green: Coffee and tea |

Birch Coffee: A sustainable community hangout |

Growing oyster mushrooms in coffee grounds |

Starbucks shareholders reject recycling initiative |

Interview: Tony Gale, corporate architect at Starbucks |

Green mood lighting for Starbucks! Switching 8,000 Stores to LEDs |

Starbucks’ farmers discuss the impact of fair trade |


How Starbucks took the lead on LEED |

[You know me, I’m all about small, dark, personalized coffeehouses, not the chains. And perhaps the most pervasive among the chains, is Starbucks. But lately it has been doing some green things to make me at least ponder spending a few dollars at a Starbucks here and there. Here is a link to a story about Starbuck’s effort to be LEED certified. – KM]

How Starbucks Took the Lead on LEED |