According to legend you can thank a goat centuries ago in Ethiopia that wandered off and chomped on some red beans and became very energetic, and was noticed by its goat herder. Given the crazy antics of most goats, one has to wonder how the goat herder even noticed this. Was it doing back flips? Trying to ride other goats? Who knows? We can but imagine.
Have you ever heard of cold brew coffee? If so, there may be a chance that you’ve sipped on such a drink once or twice. If you haven’t heard of it, you probably will soon, as cold brew is becoming increasingly popular amongst baristas and customers alike.
What is cold brew coffee?
It’s surprising how many people have asked me this question. So...
Currently, the world uses up to 16 billion disposable coffee cups each year. Those cups represent 6.5 million trees cut down, 4 billion gallons of water and enough energy to power 54,000 homes for a year. The decision to use a disposable or reusable cup might actually be the most environmentally intense decision of the whole coffee supply chain (Hoag).
Therefore, it is important to generate an ecological conscience in both coffee shops and consumers to reduce the use of disposable cups, which can significantly reduce this important source of plastic pollution in the coming years.