How do you feel about your morning java after reading this…
There are lots of problems with disposable cups. Up to 90 per cent of flavour comes from the aroma you inhale, so the non-recyclable styrene lids make your morning jolt about one-tenth as delicious.
Paper cups are all lined with plastic to prevent sogginess and, if you want to keep your reproductive organs functioning, plastic is seldom considered a good marriage with hot or acidic liquids.
Might be a good idea to ditch the disposable cups and bring along your own mug – or drink only at establishments like the Clean Bean Cafe in Nelson…
The Clean Bean Café exclusively sells Capulin Coffee. Located alongside the main highway running through the city, the coffee is sold out of the back of a trailer and is essentially a drive-thru coffee shop. But while Capulin Coffee presents a real opportunnity for social and environmental change, Benji Hansen is encouraging yet another level of change by NOT offering ANY take-out cups. Instead, Hansen maintains a ‘mug orphanage’ whereby customers are free to take their ceramic mug with them!
I love my morning coffee – that’s why I always carry my travel mug.