Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
One thing that we've always been interested in at Clarity is finding smart ways to minimize our environmental impact. It starts with always using reusable ceramic for drinks when you're sticking around the cafe and encouraging people to bring their own cups. Shortly after we opened, we partnered with Fertile Ground Cooperative for our recycling. And, of course, most of us bike, walk, or take public transportation to work.
Recently, we received a shipment of Huskee Cups, reusable to go cups made from coffee parchment (husks), a really cool concept! Not only can you cut down on one use paper cups by using a Huskee Cup, these cups create a use for an otherwise discarded byproduct of coffee processing, and it creates another revenue stream for coffee farmers!
Our next step, is what we're calling Bring Your Own Atmos.
We've talked on this blog about how the Atmos Vacuum Canister can make your coffee taste better and last longer, but we've never talked about using it as a means to cut one use bags. So here's what we'll do: you bring your own Atmos and we will fill it with twelve ounces of the coffee of the day (just ask your barista what's on today!) or the espresso blend from the bulk coffee we keep behind the bar, drastically reducing the amount of packaging used. Then we'll apply a $3 discount off of your whole bean coffee!
Don't have an Atmos? We have them in stock! Or bring a different container. Just remember that it will need to be strong enough to withstand the built up pressure from when your coffee degasses over time.
Still just need to grab a bag? No worries! We'll stay stocked up on our regular retail bags too!
We're excited about this program, and let's not forget the hidden benefit: it could make your already tasty coffee taste even better! And we're all about that! If you're looking for some other ways to make your coffee taste better, check out our Chemex Brew Guide and the Education Tab on the blog! And be on the look out for some events coming up later this month!
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