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Coffee Shipped by Sailboat Is a Whimsical Way to Lower Your Emissions

A small band of importers and sailors are trying to overthrow dirty cargo ships’ command of the high seas and deliver lower-carbon coffee beans. 

Schooners like this one are being used to ship cargo with lower emissions. 

Schooners like this one are being used to ship cargo with lower emissions. 

Source: Shipped by Sail

There’s never been a more dreamy way to have your coffee delivered than a sailboat across the Atlantic.

A small number of specialty roasters in Europe are now offering beans that have been sailed — rather than shipped via fossil-fuel burning vessels — from South America. While they’re a rare luxury compared with standard bags of supermarket coffee, these wind-blown beans may inspire some imaginative ideas for finding and stamping out carbon emissions from your everyday life.