I love coffee but not all the waste that can come with it. Making a change in this daily habit can make a big difference! About 600 billion disposable coffee cups are distributed globally each year, and they can’t be recycled because those paper cups are lined with plastic 😢
At home, opt for a simpler coffee routine with an espresso machine or a French press. You don’t need to buy an expensive espresso machine (unless you want to). I bought mine secondhand on Kijiji Canada 😁 These types of coffee makers don’t require disposable filters or capsules, which saves waste and money.
Lots of conventional grocery stores sell coffee beans in bulk, and there's usually a grinder right next to the bulk bins so you can grind the beans to the exact coarseness you need 🙌 Coffee shops, especially places that roast their own coffee, often sell coffee beans in bulk, too. Since these places are probably not equipped to subtract the weight of your container, you'll want to bring your own lightweight bag or use one of the provided paper bags 👍 If you're not familiar with the coffee selections, get a small amount and try it at home before buying a large quantity. That's one of the many perks of buying in bulk!
When you want coffee on the go, bring a reusable container. I pour mine into a double insulated stainless steel water bottle, which keeps it hot for hours ☺️
Happy zero waste coffee! 😁
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