The UK alone drinks 95 million cups of coffee every day, fuelling not only the daily grind but also a growing amount of unnecessary waste. All that barista brilliance creates around half a million tonnes of wet coffee grounds typically headed for landfill, where they emit harmful greenhouse gases, including methane.
By recycling the nation’s cappuccinos into Coffee Log heating briquettes, emissions are reduced by 80% compared to those grounds sitting in landfill, making these efficient Logs a sustainable alternative for fuelling your fire without heating the planet.
Do Coffee Logs smell like coffee?
No, Coffee Logs smell similar to wood as they burn. Though some of our customers say you can smell coffee when you first open the bag.
How long do they burn for?
Coffee Logs heating briquettes will burn for approximately an hour when used in closed appliances with well-managed air flow, such as multi-fuel stoves or wood burners. It’s best to consult your appliance guidelines to optimise the burn time. We recommend adding no more than three coffee fire logs at a time as they kick out a lot of heat.
Where are the coffee grounds from?
The waste coffee grounds come from coffee shops, offices, restaurants, instant coffee factories and even universities, airports and train stations around the UK. With the help of waste management companies, thousands of tonnes of coffee grounds every year are collected and recycled. We currently collect from businesses only. But if you’re looking for something to do with your home waste coffee grounds, you can use them as fertiliser for your garden, or even as an ingredient for a homemade facial scrub.
Can I use Coffee Logs on a BBQ?
Coffee Logs are the perfect fuel log for warming your home in a wood burner or multi-fuel stove. They are not suitable for barbecues or other open fire cooking.
How do they help the environment?
Recycling waste coffee grounds into Coffee Logs helps reduce greenhouse gases, reduces waste and gives your latte a useful second life. Typically, coffee grounds go to landfill where they emit methane, a greenhouse gas 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide. By recycling coffee grounds into Coffee Logs, 80% less emissions are generated than if the grounds are sent to landfill, and provide a sustainable alternative to coal briquettes and imported wood logs.
Is the packaging recyclable?
Yes, Coffee Logs are packaged in paper that is fully recyclable in the UK. Or it can be used as your firelighter!