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Rutherford Coffee Co.

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Rutherford Coffee Co.
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Rutherford Coffee Co is a home for coffee enthusiasts. The shop started with the objective to share the owner's passion and love for coffee. They believe that coffee can bring people together regardless of their race, social class, gender, etc. Their perspective of a coffee shop is a place where people can gather and be able to express themselves freely without being judged. Rutherford Coffee Company is not just top-quality coffee from the best coffee regions of the world, but also a space for unity and creativity
Contact Person: 
Ashley McGhee
Business Location: 
Rutherford Coffee Co.
70 Park Avenue
07070 Rutherford , NJ
United States
40° 49' 39.774" N, 74° 6' 13.5036" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Management and Leadership
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
Our straws are home compostable, and we use paper products whenever possible. Our coffee uses compostable filters. Many of our coffees are fair trade and grown on smaller family owned farms that use sustainable methods. Some are certified organic
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
We have just begun to offer a substantial discount for any customer who brings their own reusable mug. So far this is saving about 10 disposable cups per week and increasing. On average this practice has helped us save 520 disposable cups. This equates to 5.2 lbs of paper cups and 4.8 lbs of plastic lids per year for a net weight of 10 lbs. We are beginning to work with the Green Team to develop a way to compost our coffee grinds and tea leaf waste locally, bypassing the waste removal cycle. Our straws are home compostable.
Lbs Saved: 
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
Our cold brew system uses a reusable filtering system, saving us about $400 / year. We have LED lighting in parts of the store and solar lighting outside, saving us $1200 /year.
Money Saved: 
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
All of our product packaging is as environmentally friendly as possible. Our hot cups are paper, our straws are home compostable, and we strive to use only items that are locally recyclable. Our plates are paper and only given out when eating in.
Water Other
Description of Action: 
Our bring your own cup policy has helped us to reduce the use of 520 disposable cups per year. The production of those cups would have used 338,000BTU and 520 Gallons of water.
Gallons of Water Saved: 
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
We donate coffee to several community organizations and events, including the Green Team's Repair Cafe, the Rutherford Pride Alliance festival, the Woman's Club, and the teacher's first day of school.
Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023