Coffee Logs are a viable alternative to firewood or briquettes such as heat logs.
They’re made using the used coffee grounds of local businesses mixed with a little sawdust to help bind them together. The result is a perfectly sized log suitable for all wood burning appliances including stoves, wood burners, open fires and chimineas.
It’s the eco friendly nature of coffee logs that make them so attractive and at a time when the environment and climate change is so high on the agenda (and rightly so), innovations like this are welcome. The ground coffee used to make these logs would be otherwise sent to landfill where, over time, they would emit harmful gases. By recycling these grounds we can prevent them from going into landfill and give them a new and important purpose.
Are they any good?
Coffee logs generate an exceptional amount of heat and are more than capable of becoming a reliably fuel source for your appliance. They are consistent, reliable, easy to handle and very easy to light.
If you’re unsure, we recommend that you just give them a try and see if you like them. Some people like them enough to make them their main fuel source whereas others like to compliment their current logs supply.
Are the better than heat logs?
Heat logs are very similar to coffee logs in that they’re a man made log created from the waste product from the manufacture of something else. The difference is the waste product from coffee when sent to landfill is more harmful than the waste products used for heat logs. So on an eco level, coffee logs are better.
Although coffee logs generate an incredible amount of heat, briquettes such as heat logs probably do generate a little bit more.
How are Coffee Logs made?
Coffee logs are made from used coffee grounds which are collected from local coffee shops who would otherwise send the grounds to landfill. Each log contains the grounds of approximately 25 cups of coffee and they’re compressed together with a little sawdust to create a consistent, reliable and easy to manage fuel source.