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Carbon Neutral

The first purpose-built carbon neutral roastery in the world.

In 2008 we installed our energy cabin. This is a containerised wood pellet boiler which provides all of our hot water and heating for the building. We burn 13.5 tonnes of pellets each year which provides us with 60kWh gas units.

Since 2011 Java Republic is a proudly Carbon Neutral company. We were the first purpose-built Carbon Neutral Roastery in the world. Every year we engage in different projects worldwide that help combat global climate change and support local communities.

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Solar Panels

In 2023, 315 solar panels were installed on our site in Dublin. They will produce 100,159 kWh of energy per year, (43% of our total energy requirements). 
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Building Design

The unique design of our building has saved 4.03W/m2k.


Through the building design we sought to maximise the passive solar gains through insulation, attempting to make the building as air-tight as possible by using ventilation correctly thus avoiding heat loss. We also have a good site position in terms of geographic placement to take advantage of daylight by being south facing. We have a huge expanse of glass and we concentrated on the layout to maximise the passive solar gains.

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Electric Vehicles

We added an Electric Ford Transit to our fleet. this will save on 11.49 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. We now have 4 electric vehicles and are continuing our efforts to fully decarbonise our fleet by the end of 2026.
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Compostable Cups

100% Compostable and Biodegradable

When you order a takeaway coffee in our cafés, we will only serve it to you in one of our compostable cups. They are also available to all our customers and partners. They are a key part of our ongoing sustainability plan, helping us to reduce our general waste to landfill year-on-year. In 2018 alone, we sold 1,585,200 cups.

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Reusable Cups

We recently brought out our own reusable cup which is available to order or to purchase in both our cafés.

We offer a 20c discount on tea and coffee if someone asks for it in a reusable cup (regardless of whether or not it is a Java Republic one).

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Raw Material Sourcing

We have reduced our tea and coffee packaging by switching from 500g bags to 1kg foil bags and we save an average of 7,894 metres of foil per year.

By switching from our larger green tea boxes, to our fully recyclable white boxes, we save an average of 5,000 kgs of cardboard per year.

Ethically Sourced
Java Republic is committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing practices. That’s why we embark on Origin Trips to experience first-hand the work and dedication that goes into every step of coffee production.
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