Sophie Schneider

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Life Cycle Assessment: House Blend vs. Single Source Coffee

Through the use of the life cycle assessment framework, I worked to analyze the impacts of producing and transporting coffee beans from their growing location to a coffee shop in New York City. The analysis compares the impacts of producing one 8-oz. cup of Porto Rico's House Blend to their single source Indonesian coffee. The house blend contains a blend of beans sourced from Brazil, Colombia, Yemen, and Indonesia. The scope of the analysis focuses on the differences in the environmental impacts of sourcing beans from one location versus across the world. This project was completed as part of the Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Course offered at The Cooper Union, the final poster for the project can be viewed here.