How to Make Your Coffee Shop More Eco-Friendly

Posted by on October 24, 2019 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments

Coffee is in very high demand these days. A lot of people cannot live without, but they don’t realize what effect the coffee industry has on the environment. As a coffee shop owner, there are some things you can do to minimize your impact on the environment and make your coffee shop more environmentally friendly.

First thing you can do is use 100% recyclable paper cups. And if your shop uses custom coffee sleeves, make sure that they are also from a biodegradable paper, and preferably printed with natural inks, like for example the soy-based ones. Instead of buying products from a supermarket, buy it from locals – milk from the farmers, and coffee from the roasters. It will not only make your shop more eco-friendly, but it is a perfect way to support the local economy.

Another thing you can do is change regular appliances into the ones that save energy, like an energy-saving espresso machine. Not only will it decrease your energy bills, but it will also have less impact on the environment. You can find a guide on the best energy saving espresso machines under $200 at, for a budget friendly replacement.

And last but not least – give your customers a glass of water. Confused? Well, since coffee is pretty dehydrating, there is a big chance that after leaving your cafe, your customers will stop by a supermarket to by water in a plastic bottle. To reduce plastic consumption, you can add a glass of water to every order. Or, if you prefer, you can prepare a table from which customers will be able to get water by themselves. It will definitely be appreciated.

To find out more about how to make your coffee shop more eco-friendly, check out the infographic below.

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