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No, I’m Not Just Filling “This Cup”

September 30, 2008

Now, I’m all for envoronmentalism and caring about the world we live in, but…  There are lines.

The first and foremost being that I will not put our coffee into someone else’s cup.  I’m not having you wander town waving your Timmy’s cup if you’re not willing to go back to Timmy’s and buy a new one.

Of course our coffee is better.  That’s what our entire business is based on, the coffee has to be better or we’d get ground into the earth simply on the basis of economy of scale.  Of course it’s a good thing to re-use our Earth’s resources and not squander what we have.  However, we’re not willing to have you sporting someone else’s cup and giving them the publicity of their branded disposable cup, while drinking our coffee out of it.

If preserving our resources is so key to you, buy a re-usable mug.  I’ll fill that for you, regardless of whose name is on it, honest.  I’ll even rinse it out for you, and give you as much of a deal as I can, charge you for the smallest size believable for your mug.  I love those things, they’re great for the environment, they’re great for your cuppa, and they’re not fucking ugly.  Mostly.

But I’m not filling someone else’s disposable cup with our coffee, so stop asking.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tara permalink
    October 2, 2008 7:32 am

    Australians are silly about their coffee.

    First of all, you’d love it – the stores don’t sell drip at all. Any of them. Secondly, everyone makes instant at home, if they want real coffee they go out and get a latte. There’s no halfway.
    Third is the issue of my travel mug. It’s moderate sized at home, and not a big deal. Here, it’s HUGE and they look at me like I’ve grown another arm every time I ask them to pour anything in a travel mug that isn’t made of paper.

    Hahaha. I’m going with most of the world is silly about their coffee, and we all look at each other funny when we’re in some other part of the world.

    Italians don’t do drip either, or instant. “Il caffe” is always thick, dark, and syrupy – served in a tiny little cup. You have to go deep into the tourist trap regions to see a pot of drip anywhere, and the barista will always look at you with scorn if you ask for it.

    Latte? No cappuccino?

    Hah, really? They don’t even have Australian-size travel mugs?

  2. October 15, 2008 2:02 pm


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