Coffee. It’s something that most people rely on first thing in the morning to get them ready for the day, it’s the drink that old friends catch up over, and the perfect accompaniment to a piece of cake. Therefore, it’s no surprise that coffee is in high demand. If you run your own coffee shop, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that your cafe is eco-friendly; just follow our top tips below.
Takeaway coffee is a crucial part of any coffee business; however, it is important that you make your takeaway options eco-friendly. You may be surprised to find that standard white paper cups are lined with a polyethene coating and are therefore unable to be completely recycled. Instead of selling takeaway coffee in standard paper cups, opt for 100% recyclable cups. Alternatively, offer a small discount for customers who bring their own takeaway cups.
Shopping locally is not only a great way to support the local economy, but it is also the eco-friendly option. Buying your milk from a local farm and your coffee from a local roaster will greatly reduce your product’s carbon footprint, ensuring that you’re doing your bit for the planet.
Coffee is known to be dehydrating; after a cup of coffee, many people need a glass of water, and lots of people will buy it in a plastic bottle. Putting tap water and glasses out on tables in your cafe is one way to deter your customers from purchasing plastic water bottles and will, therefore, help to reduce plastic consumption. Plus, it’s a nice gesture for your customers!
Many appliances used in coffee shops use a lot of energy, which is not only costly for your business but also bad for the environment. Buy an energy-saving espresso machine for your cafe to help you save on energy and reduce your impact on the planet.
Choosing an eco-friendly waste management company to dispose of your waste is key. Make sure that the company you choose recycles their waste and disposes of rubbish in a way that is environmentally friendly.
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