Sidney’s Cafe in Boulder goes green, local [Daily Camera]

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 30, 2009
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Great article re Sidney’s Cafe in today’s Boulder Daily Camera detailing how a cafe can go green, local, encourage reusable coffee cups, gain a loyal following and have a good time doing so. Excerpt:


…Sidney’s Cafe emphasizes a step-by-step substitution of anything that isn’t local, organic or sustainable — they get milk from Longmont, honey from Lyons and locally roasted grounds from Conscious Coffees, a Boulder-based supplier that prioritizes sustainability and human rights through certified organic beans and fair trade practice.

“Conscious Coffees is such a great product,” Jakal said. “We want to make sure everything lives up to the work they have done.”

Kenny, who is partial to a good cappuccino, estimates that 90 percent of the wind-powered cafe’s waste is recyclable or compostable.

He said every Monday is “Mug Monday”, when regulars bring their orange and yellow signature cups for a free coffee or a discount on a specialty drink.

“It encourages people not to use the paper cups,” Kenny said...for the rest, go to the Camera (click here).


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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