Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Java Love Coffee Roasters - Bellevue
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Coffee Roasters & Cafe
Contact Person: 
Serena Samek
Title: 
Serena Sustainability Steward
Business Location: 
Bellevue Ave
244 Bellevue Ave
07043 Montclair , NJ
United States
40° 50' 28.2408" N, 74° 12' 30.2184" W
Phone: 
516 4920374
Email: 
serenasamek@javaloveroasters.com
Number of Employees: 
20
Website: 
javalovecoffeeroasters.com
Membership Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2016
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 

We are committed to protecting the planet and the people who live on it. Being a socially responsible and environmentally conscious business is our top priority, always. We promise to:

-Source only organic, sustainably farmed, rain forest alliance & water processed, fair trade coffee
-Never support slave labor or harmful working conditions
-Never use toxic or dangerous chemicals in any of our coffee, drinks, or food

-Work toward providing only earth friendly single use products
- Reduce our environmental impact by reusing as much as possible and eliminating waste where we can
-Go beyond sustainable by giving back more than we take
-Constantly push limits on what it means to be a "sustainable business"
-Work with local organizations and suppliers to support the local economy and reduce transportation emissions
-Listen to our community and understand its specific needs
-Educate our team and community about why sustainable business practices are so important

-Be open to new ideas and suggestions regarding sustainable practices
 
We want our community to be as passionate about respecting the environment as we are. Share your thoughts with us and be part of the discussion.

Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 

-We use beans sourced from Organic, Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance certified coffee producers -We source coffee produced in alliance with the Cafe Femenino Foundation- a foundation that provides funding for health programs, educational programs, income diversification programs, and emergency aid for thousands of women who produce coffee in Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Kenya, and Haiti. -We are a 100% vegetarian business. We care about the environment and understand that animal agriculture is the number one threat to it. -We use non-toxic cleaners for the health of team members, customers, and environment. -We are committed to our local communities. We source as much local food as possible- supporting local farmers and businesses. This not only stimulates the local economy, but greatly reduces transportation emissions.

Waste
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
We offer a discount for customers who bring in their own mugs/thermoses. On average, we save 10,000 cups and lids a year by offering this incentive.
Lbs Saved: 
70
Money Saved: 
600
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
-We reduce, reuse, and recycle our waste in that order. We are constantly thinking of ways in which we can give new life to "waste" that would otherwise end up in a landfill. We have made chairs, cosmetic bags, purses, art pieces, hot cup sleeves, and pillows with the simple burlap bags we receive the coffee in. We reuse cardboard boxes for shipping and transporting merchandise before recycling them. We recycle all plastic and paper products. Our used coffee grinds get composted onto our on-site garden.
Lbs Saved: 
2,500
Money Saved: 
1,500
Community
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
-We are committed to our local communities. We source as much local food as possible- supporting local farmers and businesses. This not only stimulates the local economy, but greatly reduces transportation emissions. -We work with local organizations to improve our immediate environment. Our Mountainkeeper Blend for example, was created for the Catskill's Mountkeeper Mission "...to be the strongest and most effective possible advocate for the Catskill region by promoting sustainable growth and protecting the natural resources essential to healthy communities." -We supply local artisans with materials for various crafts. In the past we have worked with a local soap-maker to produce a coffee based soap. Artisans who source local materials greatly reduce the demand for fossil fuels.