Break routine and BYO coffee cup

The act of purchasing your morning cup of coffee is often so ingrained in your nature – the movements well practised and subconsciously robotic – that breaking an element of the routine can be something that takes time and a little extra effort.

We’re all guilty of it. Picking up a morning coffee quicksmart on the way to work. Hitting that 11:30 am slump and heading out for an office coffee run. And before you know it, it’s Friday afternoon you’ve got ten dirty takeaway coffee cups piled up on your desk. That’s ten times that you could have reached for a reusable coffee cup instead – ten opportunities to save the planet, essentially. While many local cafes use Eco Barista cups – which are made from renewable resources and are biodegradable and compostable – bringing along your own reusable cup each time you purchase a takeaway coffee is going to make an even greater difference to your personal carbon footprint. Not only will bringing along your own cup each morning mean the cafe in question can reduce its spending on takeaway coffee cups, but often, it will also mean a discount for your own pocket. Bunker in Milton has estimated that it saves upwards of 50,000 takeaway cups each year by selling KeepCups in-store and offering a discount each time the customer brings their cup back in. Here’s a list of a few local cafes offering reusable cup options about town:

Bunker in Milton and John Mills Himself in Brisbane City
Sell Bunker-branded KeepCups in 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz and 12 oz sizes in the plastic model and 8 oz and 12 oz in the new glass model.
The first coffee is free upon purchase of a KeepCup.
50 cent discount each time after that, or 20 cents off for any other kind of BYO cup

The Odyssey Project in Milton
In collaboration with Biome, T.O.P is offering a free coffee when you purchase a Joco or KeepCup in-store at Biome or at T.O.P.

Dancing Bean Espresso Bar in Brisbane City
Sell KeepCups with a free coffee with initial purchase.

Pourboy Espresso in Brisbane City
Stocks Mecca Espresso-branded KeepCups with a free first coffee.

One Drop Specialty Coffee in Newstead
20 cent discount if you bring your own cup.

Roost Coffee in Kelvin Grove
20 cent discount if you bring your own cup.
The team will also store your preferred ceramic cup behind the bar for you to use when you go in.

Artspace Espresso in West End
50 cent discount for coffees in a reusable cup.

Coco Bliss Superfood Bar at Bulimba and South Brisbane
50 cent discount if you BYO cup.
The team is also currently working on designing branded cups. Stay tuned.

Belaroma Cafe in Stones Corner
Sell branded KeepCups in 8 oz and 12 oz sizes.
50 cent discount for any BYO cup.

Spring Hill Deli & Produce in Spring Hill
50 cent discount for reusable cups.

Lucky Duck Cafe & Bar in Highgate Hill
50 cent discount for reusable cups.

Hawthorne Garage in Hawthorne
Sells three sizes of KeepCups and offers a free coffee on initial purchase.

Samson & Sophie at Teneriffe
Stocks the new KeepCup Brew range.

Cup Roastery in Woolloongabba
Stocks UpperCups, which are made in Melbourne.

Park Bench Espresso Bar in Bulimba
Sells Joco reusable cups at the cafe and next door at Green Grass Home and Body.

Tall Short Espresso in Paddington
Stocks own KeepCups.
50 cent discount when BYO-ing these cups.

Foxy Bean in Woolloongabba
Stocks Genovese KeepCups.

QUT Bookshop & Espresso Bar in Brisbane City
50 cent discount for any BYO cup.

The Cafe at QPAC in South Bank
50 cent discount for KeepCups.

Calculate your individual, company or cafe’s impact here. And email [email protected] if you would like to add your cafe to the above list.

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