The Truth About Disposable Coffee Cups

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about disposable coffee cups and how much our daily caffeine habit is adding to landfill. This is the awakening we had to have and it’s a great thing that ABC’s ‘War on Waste’ has sparked this conversation about the issue at hand. There’s a fine line between offering convenience for coffee drinkers and looking after the environment and, more often than not, convenience wins over and our garbage piles grow ever taller.

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Origin of the month: Australia

I’m not biased or anything but Australia one of the BEST countries in the world! Variety is our middle name – we do a lot of things really well and one of those happens to be growing coffee! While we source a lot of our single origin coffee from Fairtrade farms around the world, we can’t forget our very own coffee farmers, growing some of the best single origins on the planet.

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Partner profile – Bio Pak

We’re so lucky in Australia to have so many options when it comes to our food and bevvies. “Would you like to eat in, take away, and if so, would you like a drink tray so you’re not covered in steaming hot coffee on the first turn of a corner?” A lot of us don’t really think about the environmental impact of our choices, it’s just what’s most convenient.

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Why low carbon coffee matters

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You’ve probably heard about low carbon this and that in the media, through advertising and such and it sounds like a good thing for the earth and basically for everyone. But what, precisely, is low carbon when it comes to practical day-to-day living? How do we reduce our footprint? Here’s some info that may shed some light on the subject…

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Climate change and coffee, the latest!

 

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If you read our last post on climate change, How climate change is killing coffee , you’ll know that our beloved beans are in a bit of strife. In fact, we are already seeing some of the devastating effects that Climate Change is having on the coffee industry and our amazing planet with only more severe consequences to come if we don’t make some major changes at national and international levels soon.

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10 Ways To Help The Planet

You don’t have to be a scientist to realise the planet is in all sorts of trouble. And we can no longer turn a blind eye to our dodgy habits clogging up our atmosphere, rubbish heaps and destroying our beautiful earth. But don’t despair. There are easy ways to turn this all around and start reducing, reusing, recycling (all those cool re- words) so we can start really looking after what we’ve been given. Start with these ideas and spread the word!

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