A Bath-based coffee house demonstrated to the Metro Mayor how they are going green and cutting their energy bills thanks to a grant from the West of England Combined Authority.
The Metro Mayor visited Picnic Coffee, and heard how the coffee shop received a grant of nearly £4,000 which helped them buy a new less energy intensive espresso machine.
As the Mayor got brewing, Tim Starks, Director of Picnic Coffee, explained howthe new machine has cut the cafe’s energy use by a quarter.
As well as cutting carbon emissions it is estimated that this will save them over £700 annually on their electricity bills – and that’s based on last year’s prices.
Dan Norris said: “If we’re going to meet our ambitious net zero targets, everyone needs to play their part, from lagging the loft to the new espresso machine we have here at Picnic Coffee. I’m pleased to hear that this cash injection from the Combined Authority which I lead has been the perfect blend helping cut carbon and energy bills – which is important as they keep soaring. They do an excellent cuppa here and it goes down even better knowing that it’s made on an energy efficient machine.”