Sustainable commercial coffee, water and juice solutions for a healthy planet
Our 2023 Sustainability Report outlines our sustainability vision at Scanomat and how we are aligning with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as part of our corporate values and strategy. The UN has outlined 17 SDG's which make it clear that immediate and drastic climate action is required and highlights the indisputable link between climate change and human activity.
At Scanomat, we have the expertise and commitment to make a positive impact, and our technology is opening up new possibilities to pioneer long-term sustainability and longevity. As a global coffee machine manufacturer and coffee roaster, addressing climate change is core to our strategy both now and in the future. We have strong relationships with our coffee farmers and strive to make a positive impact on their livelihoods.
The TopBrewer ticked all the boxes for us from a CSR perspective
Durable commercial coffee machines. Built to last longer.
Our mission is to lead the way in smart and connected coffee machines. Our customers receive regular, FREE over-the-air software and firmware updates direct to their machine/s. This means that all our customers can be guaranteed the same experience, whether their machine was installed 8 years ago or 8 days ago. It also means that your coffee machine or juice machine will continue to be updated to the newest software as time goes on, future-proofing your investment and avoiding the need to buy new equipment. We are constantly innovating and striving to give our clients the best possible experience so you are never left behind.
Reducing commercial coffee machine e-waste
Globally, we throw away 50 million tonnes of e-waste each year, which is often sent straight to landfill. Our solutions are designed to buck the trend of releasing coffee machines with an inbuilt obsolescence. The rate at which technology is evolving means many traditional bean-to-cup coffee machines are out of date almost as soon as they are installed. That’s not the way we think. We believe in investing in a dynamic, future proof asset once that will grow with your business.
Energy saving coffee machines
We encourage our clients to use the TopBrewer power-saving mode as, unlike most other bean-to-cup machines, there is no hot water tank to keep warm. In power-saving mode, TopBrewer has a very low 7-watt energy consumption, and the inbuilt scheduling tool means system operators can set a timer to automatically switch to standby mode in quiet periods. But don’t worry, your coffee machine is back up to operating temperature in just 45 seconds, so you won’t be waiting around for your morning coffee!
Eco-friendly coffee solutions
We believe that we all have a part to play in maintaining our planet for future generations, and we are committed to producing energy-efficient coffee machines that are less harmful to the environment. In doing so we strive to help our clients meet their own sustainability goals.
The world’s most sustainable coffee machine
Unlike most conventional coffee machines, TopBrewer does not have a hot water boiler. Instead, freshly filtered water is flash-heated for each drink. Not only does this mean there is no boiler continuously heating water and wasting energy, it also improves the quality and taste of the drinks and gives individual temperature control of hot water, brew water and steam.
No annual PSSR Test
Our flash heater technology saves you 800-1000 Euro per year per machine on annual PSSR tests. Flash heated, fresh water means better tasting coffee that’s kinder to the planet.
TopBrewer is manufactured mainly from steel, which is the most recycled material in the world. We use as much recycled steel as possible in our manufacturing process. Using recycled steel saves 80% CO2 emissions and 75% of the energy used to create steel from raw materials. Steel’s ability to be infinitely recycled without loss of strength or durability is part of the reason we chose it for TopBrewer, as it means we can be confident that the materials we are using will be recycled in the future.
TopBrewer stood out as an eco-friendly coffee machine with lots of smart energy-saving features.
Reduce single use coffee cups
It's estimated that a staggering 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are disposed of each year in the UK, and up to 200 million a year in Ireland. Ensuring employees have access to fresh coffee, and either mugs or reusable cups, in the workplace will mean they don't need to grab a coffee in a single-use cup on their way to the office each day, therefore reducing the carbon footprint of their coffee consumption.
Reduce single-use plastics
Dispense pure water and juices on site to reduce the environmental impact of plastic bottles. Reduce your carbon footprint with TopJuicer and TopWater and help eliminate single-use plastics and the transportation of bottled soft drinks.
Configure your TopBrewer to serve chilled still, sparkling and steaming water from the same swan neck as your other hot beverages, saving on additional equipment and waste by combining all drinks units in one minimal system. TopBrewer is the only coffee machine in the world to also serve still and sparkling water, making it an efficient solution for your business.
Dairy-free with dual milk
Dairy-free milk alternatives have been increasing in popularity in recent years as a healthier and more sustainable choice as more consumers choose a plant-based diet. With the TopBrewer dual milk fridge create an inclusive environment and cater to all tastes and dietary requirements, whilst also providing an eco-friendly alternative to dairy products.
No harmful milk cleaning chemicals
The removal of chemicals from our cleaning process is not only beneficial to the environment but is also a cost saving to you. TopBrewer milk lines are flushed after every drink for ultimate hygiene.
Two billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day
Through our Impact Trade initiative, we work with our partner coffee farms and cooperatives throughout the world to build meaningful relationships and to positively impact the local communities. This is done through investment in a huge variety of community and local projects, from improving local infrastructure to funding school and sport projects and more. We also pay above market price for our coffee as a given.
We’re very proud of how we source our Amokka coffee beans. We have pioneered Impact Trade that goes beyond other ethical initiatives to develop real life partnerships with our coffee farmers and co-operatives. Building relationships and delivering impactful investments for a brighter coffee growing future. Our Impact Trade initiative has helped fund many programmes, including a fresh water tap station for a school in our Ethiopian partner’s community. We have also invested in a solar power project in Nicaragua, installing pumps that require no fuel or electricity, making life easier for the community. For the coffee consumer, the investments we make in infrastructure and organic farming methods results in improved coffee quality and transparency - making it a win-win situation for all.
Globally, it is estimated that over 59 billion coffee capsules are produced every year and sadly the majority of those (95%) will end up in landfill. The biggest problem is that generally, pods are not accepted by local recycling collections. The reality is that there is still a long way to go and consumers are left confused about what to do with the capsules. Switching to a bean-to-cup coffee machine with dual grinder and dual milk like TopBrewer is a great alternative to capsules, providing freshly-brewed coffee, without compromising on choice, personalisation and convenience.
We work in partnership with BRITA to recycle every used BRITA water filter that is fitted to our machines. We are committed to reducing waste.