We support sustainable agriculture and the farmers that practice it. Broadly speaking...we source our coffee in the Western Hemisphere. More specifically, from a handful of farms and co-operatives scattered throughout the wonderful-coffee-producing countries of Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.
- Coffee on tap boxes: separate the bag from the box and recycle both (or tear the box into little pieces and compost it!).
- Cartons: yes, wherever cartons can be recycled. Check http://www.recyclecartons.com/ to see if carton recycling is available in your area. If not, check https://www.zillow.com/ to find a new spot in a place that recycles cartons ;-)
- Coffee pods: separate the foil from the pod and recycle both, as well as the box they come in
- Coffee grounds: recycle or compost the grounds; to recycle the bag, you must remove the one-way plastic valve (we’re sorry about this, it’s the one price we chose to pay for the freshness of your coffee)
Once you've opened a box, pop it in the fridge to keep it fresh -- we usually enjoy it cold over ice. Technically we’re supposed to say that the coffee will stay fresh for 30 days once you open the box… but we know it to both stay fresh longer than that and to get consumed faster than that.
Keep your brew cold once you open it! We’ve worked out a gentle pasteurization process for our cold brew that allows for safe storage at room temperature before opening without affecting its taste. Once you've opened a box, pop it in the fridge to keep it fresh -- we usually enjoy it cold over ice. That said, you can absolutely heat up a mug of Wandering Bear if you're in the mood for a hot cup of coffee.