Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Municipal Affairs and Environment

November 16, 2017

Provincial Government Helping to Sustain Environmental Efficiency

The Provincial Government, through InnovateNL, is investing approximately $234,000 to support a research and development project for Jumping Bean Coffee to create a more sustainable business while increasing its profile as an environmentally friendly coffee brand. Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, toured the production facility today.

The purpose of the project is to develop improvements to Jumping Bean Coffee’s roasting process to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. It includes collaboration between Jumping Bean Coffee, College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Industrial Engagement Unit and the roaster supplier. The technical leads for the project are two recent graduates from the Chemical Process Engineering Technology program at CNA, providing valuable work experience to the students on a commercial research and development project.

Jumping Bean Coffee currently has a roasting process called Eco2Roast, which has 85 per cent less emissions than conventional commercial coffee bean processes. Through this project, the company intends to make a series of incremental modifications to the process to recirculate the heated air back into the system for a more efficient roast. The overall goal is to reduce emissions to 95 per cent, compared to traditional coffee roasters. The company is looking to secure younger coffee drinkers who are environmentally conscious.

Jumping Bean Coffee imports green beans and roasts coffee at its facility, supplying independent and national retailers with whole beans, ground coffee, single serve pods and running a system of corporate and franchise cafes. The company is based in Mount Pearl, and has 27 full-time corporate employees.

“Today’s announcement is a great example of the continuum of supports offered by InnovateNL that help businesses in the province grow and thrive in local, national and international markets. With this investment, we are building on our Business Innovation Agenda, and helping Jumping Bean Coffee to create a more sustainable business, while supporting the company’s mandate to be an environmentally-friendly coffee brand.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Our government is committed to projects in our province that improve energy efficiency and support the economy. Jumping Bean Coffee is a leader in promoting the reduction of emissions during their roasting process, and this funding will give them the ability to further increase their environmentally friendly coffee roasting practices.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“Jumping Bean has always been committed to developing innovative solutions to bolster its ability to act as an environmentally responsible corporate citizen. With support from InnovateNL, we are able to undertake this major, innovative R and D project to help reduce energy consumption, increase process efficiency, and even further reduce our carbon footprint. Besides the obvious environmental impact, these advancements will also allow Jumping Bean to take its local reputation for innovation and environmental responsibility to the national stage, bringing our home grown Newfoundland and Labrador brand to the rest of Canada and beyond.”
Jeff LeDrew
Jumping Bean Coffee

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Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655

Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

Jeff LeDrew
Jumping Bean Coffee

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