Business Practices

Many of our coffees are Fairtrade Organic.
Our disposable products such as cups, straws and cutlery are made with biodegradable or recycled materials.
Many of our coffees are Organic and we strive to use as many local, organic products as possible within our cafés.
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Balzac's coffee pods are 100% compostable and certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute.
Balzac’s is proudly a certified green restaurant and was the first coffee company in Canada to become certified with LEAF.
Balzac’s is extremely proud to be partnered with Second Harvest and Food

Support of Environmental Causes

Among the many organizations we support, some are directly committed to environmental issues such as NGEA (Next Generation Energy Alternatives), which is a Toronto-based charity that promotes renewable energy technologies. We also support the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, which is an environmental media arts festival that showcases engaging and artistic films to create a greater public awareness on a broad range of environmental issues.

Balzac’s has also had the honour to partner with Canadian author and bird lover Margaret Atwood in creating The Atwood Blend, a Smithsonian Institute certified BIRD FRIENDLY® blend. $1.00 of the proceeds from each bag of coffee sold is donated to the Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO). PIBO is a non-profit organization devoted to the study and conservation of migratory birds.

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