Coffee Fueled by Sunshine
by Beatrice MarkenzonApr 25, 2022
In 2021, we proudly announced the completion of a massive solar installation, which now powers all of our house-brand operations. This addition has now earned Maud's Coffee & Tea the proud distinction of being the first of its kind to boast production that utilizes solar power for a significant percentage of its power.
The mammoth project added an impressive 700 LG panels that each generate 405 watts of power, along with two sma 62 kilowatt inverters and two 50 kilowatt inverters, to our San Diego headquarters. The resulting impact on the environment on an annual basis equates to taking 72 passenger vehicles off the road, 37,720 gallons of gasoline combusted or 5,500 tree saplings grown for 10 years.
Always at the cutting edge of sustainable, ethical and Earth-conscious production and manufacturing practices, we are proud to lay claim to several other “firsts” that set a standard for globally aware decision making within the industry. As the first company to commercialize the use of highly recyclable Poly Propylene #5 K-cups, we were able to address the concerns of earth-minded consumers regarding the waste historically generated by single-serve beverage packaging. Then, we took it a step further by being the first to have their K-Cups certified recyclable by SCS Global, an international leader in third-party certification, validation, and verification for environmental, sustainability, and food safety and quality performance claims.
“We believe that good coffee starts at the source, which is why we make sure that every step we take in manufacturing Maud’s products is thoughtful, ethical and environmentally responsible,” says CEO and Founder Michael Ishayik. “The addition of solar-power to our production facility was a logical next step in ensuring that we continue our legacy of producing great products for our customers and partners the right way.”
With aspirations of being completely carbon neutral by 2024, we will continue to harness innovation, emerging technologies and good old-fashioned sunshine to create high-quality, Earth-friendly products for Earth-minded partners and customers around the globe.
Check out our solar installation video here:
(Article excerpted from intelligentblends.com)