By supporting best practice industry partners and through social procurement, Kick Start Café is committed to sustainability, and our specialty grade coffee is certainly no exception.
From the farms that grow our beans to the cup your coffee is served in, we support products and companies throughout the supply chain who share our same beliefs.
Specialty Coffee At Origin
A key component of our house blend is sourced from Yunnan Coffee Traders, where there is a strong focus on quality improvement technologies at farm level, and community engagement.
They were also part of the revolutionary development of the HuskeeCup (a multi-purpose coffee cup made from coffee husk organic waste) as part of their ongoing commitment to waste reduction.
A Roaster Who Cares
Our coffee is roasted by Pablo & Rusty’s Coffee Roasters, one of only a few roasters in Australia who are a certified B corporation, ensuring they meet strict environmental and social standards.
In addition to recycling and using compostable packaging alternatives where possible, they invest in carbon offset tree planting in fragile ecosystems, and work with farms on sustainability and waste management.
And the whole roastery runs on 100% solar power!
Aussie Dairy Farmers
The creamy goodness that complements our coffee comes from Procal Dairies, who have a strong commitment to sustainability, and the long term welfare of their farmers.
Through modern techniques they are able to minimise usage of resources, while enabling a fully integrated recycling system at their factory.
Procal‘s back to base recycling program has their existing delivery drivers collect used bottles from us and other venues within their distribution network, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill by ensuring more bottles are recycled.
All our takeaway cups (and lids!) are 100% biodegradable and compostable, and we encourage our customers to use reusable cups where possible.
Staff and Trainees
In addition to supporting proactive businesses, we believe it is important for us to help educate our trainees on the benefits of social procurement by passing on our knowledge and passion in everything we do.
We are always on the look-out for new products and businesses to support who share our mission, so if you have any suggestions feel free to drop us a line!