TopBrewer and the environment: 6 ways TopBrewer can help you meet your CSR goals
Corporate Social Responsibility is a hot topic right now for businesses. It is increasingly important that organisations are committed to doing their bit for the environment and ticking all of the right sustainability boxes. At Scanomat, we are committed to producing energy efficient coffee machines that are less harmful to the environment. In doing so we strive to help our clients to meet their own sustainability goals and energy reduction targets.
TopBrewer has been developed to be highly energy efficient and uses up to 90 per cent less energy in the idle state than most bean-to-cup coffee machines. With multiple revolutionary features, TopBrewer is the logical choice when choosing an environmentally-friendly coffee machine. Here are six examples of how TopBrewer can contribute towards your sustainability credentials.
We actively encourage our clients to use the TopBrewer power-saving mode as, unlike most other bean-to-cup machines, there is no hot water tank to keep warm. In power-saving mode, TopBrewer has a very low 7-watt energy consumption. With the built-in schedule system operators can set a timer to switch to standby automatically at quiet times
Unlike most coffee machines, there is no hot water boiler in the TopBrewer. Instead fresh water is flash-heated for each and every drink. Not only does this mean that there is no boiler continuously heating water and wasting energy, but it also improves the quality of the drinks and gives individual temperature control of hot water, brew water and steam.
No separate water tap or bottled water.
A major benefit of TopBrewer is that it combines multiple drinks systems into a single minimal unit. There is no need for a separate hot and cold water tap as TopBrewer does it all. Dispense freshly filtered hot water for tea and integrate a modular still & sparkling water system for chilled drinks. Save on bottled water and reduce your carbon footprint.
No harmful milk cleaning chemicals.
Cleaning chemicals can be very harmful to the environment but are often needed in bean-to-cup coffee systems with fresh milk in order to kill harmful bacteria. The TopBrewer has been designed so that harsh cleaning chemicals are not required, instead the milk lines are flushed after every drink to remove any residue. The removal of chemicals from our cleaning process is not only beneficial to the environment but is also a cost saving to our clients.
Made with recycled materials.
TopBrewer is manufactured mostly from steel, which is the most recycled material in the world. In it's recycled state, steel saves 80% CO2 emissions and 75% of the energy needed to create steel from raw materials. Steel can also be recycled infinitely without loss of strength or durability, therefore we can be confident that the materials we are using today will be recycled in the future.
Sustainable coffee sourcing.
Our strategy is to develop direct trade relationships with coffee growers around the world. As it stands, a large majority of our coffee is already sourced from farms where we have a direct and transparent trading relationship, and where we are collaborating with the coffee growers to help them to set and achieve their sustainability goals. By working with the same plantations, year after year, we can ensure consistent high quality products, and also provide the farmers with the stable financial support needed to improve their cultivation methods and working conditions.
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