Operators wanting to fully wake up their coffee sales after lockdown – all while minimising their environmental impact – can call on a new, low-cost piece of equipment designed to effortlessly catch disregarded coffee grounds before they reach the drainage system.
Sustainably-produced coffee may be in demand but having coffee grounds clogging up commercial drainage systems defeats the purpose, prompting grease management specialist Filta Group to launch its new Coffee Catcher.
Lee Shelton, head of sales at Filta Environmental, said: “The UK drinks approximately 95 million cups of coffee a day, according to the British Coffee Association, but consumers have become acutely aware of the environmental and ethical issues, resulting in demand shifting towards specialty coffees that take this into account.
“However, there is little point in investing in sustainable coffees if you don’t also have systems in place to protect the environment – it’s not just fat, oils and grease that cause widespread problems.
“As outlets fully open up and coffee machines start spluttering back into life with gusto, it is an ideal time for operators to look at how they can adopt environmental best practice, and avoid the costly exercise of unblocking drains and fines from failing to comply with health and safety regulations.”
The Filta Coffee Catcher is particularly beneficial for coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels, which have large volumes of coffee grinds passing into the drainage system.
It is available to buy at a cost of £445 including carriage, including a 30-day supply of micro filters.