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Greening caffeine consumption? October 6, 2008

Posted by Raul in coffee, environment, sustainability.
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Photo credit: Ianiv and Arieanna on Flickr

Recently, Arieanna wrote a post about implementing more ecologically-friendly measures in coffee shops. I actually was very happy that she touched on this topic, as I used to consume a lot of coffee (not anymore).

Although I had thought about some measures (e.g. using my refillable coffee mug, not accepting paper cups, not using those little bags of sugar), I hadn’t really paid all that much attention. But Arieanna’s post reminded me that it’s important to reflect on these issues. And one of the commenters on her blog pointed her out to Agro Cafe on Granville Island.

I haven’t had a chance to visit, but I might just drop by sometime soon, if for no other reason, because the commenter (Jeff) mentioned that Agro Cafe had already implemented lots of sustainability measures. I’m curious to see them, and I’ll write about them soon.

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1. arieanna - October 6, 2008

Do keep us in the loop – we’d love a guest review on Vancouver Coffee too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

2. Chris - October 8, 2008

It just amazes me the number of people who regularly get a coffee, yet never think of the impact that cup they use each day has (mind you, having worked for Starbucks for a couple of years, I could be jaded) in the landfill. It’s quite simple to get a mug, tumbler, or some other suitable drinking container to get your daily dose of joe.

Grr…

Okay… I’m better now. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Raul - October 8, 2008

@ Arieanna – will do!

@ Chris – People don’t often think about the impact of their coffee consumption patterns. Hence why I was so glad that Arieanna brought the issue up.


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