1At Thread Coffee, we’re not just passionate about crafting exceptional coffee; we’re equally dedicated to brewing a sustainable future. Our commitment to low to zero waste practices is more than a pledge—it’s a fundamental part of our identity. Today, let’s take a closer look at how we turn every byproduct into an opportunity for positive change.

One of our proudest initiatives is the donation of coffee chaff and burlap sacks to the Farm Alliance of Baltimore. Coffee chaff, the outer layer of the coffee bean shed during roasting, may seem like a minor detail, but to us, it represents a chance to make a difference. By diverting this nutrient-rich byproduct from landfills, we’re not only minimizing waste but also enriching the local soil through our partnership with the Farm Alliance. Chaff makes for a great addition to compost!

Burlap sacks, which traditionally serve as vessels for transporting our coffee beans, undergo a remarkable transformation in local farms and gardens. Instead of discarding these sturdy sacks, we donate them to the Farm Alliance of Baltimore for a multitude of eco-friendly projects, particularly in community gardens.

3Our burlap sacks have found a second life as invaluable tools for weed suppression. Placed over the soil, these sacks act as a natural barrier, stifling the growth of unwanted weeds without resorting to harmful chemicals. This initiative not only promotes sustainable gardening practices but also contributes to the overall health of our local ecosystem.

2But the story doesn’t end there. We’re passionate about involving our community in the journey towards sustainability. We encourage everyone, from our customers to the wider community, to embark on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects with our burlap sacks. From crafting stylish tote bags to creating unique planters and rustic home décor, the possibilities are limited only by one’s imagination. By transforming what could have been waste into useful, creative resources, we’re fostering a culture of sustainability and collaboration.

Our zero-waste commitment isn’t just about being responsible; it’s about inspiring positive change within the coffee industry. We believe in setting a precedent that encourages other businesses to adopt similar practices. Through these initiatives, we’re not just roasting coffee; we’re sowing seeds of sustainability.


Every cup of Thread Coffee becomes a sip of progress towards a greener, more sustainable world. As you enjoy the rich flavors in your mug, know that you’re part of a community and movement dedicated to making every aspect of the coffee experience not only enjoyable but also a force for positive change. Together, we’re redefining what it means to savor the perfect cup of coffee—one that’s brewed with care for the planet we call home. Want to pickup a coffee sack? Reach out to us via [email protected]

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