We'Ve ditched the discount! join our coffee bean rating system.

let the world know about all the other great waste saving efforts your cafes is taking to combat the war on waste via our simple coffee bean rating system. just like stars but more down to earth!

CAN I USE reusable CUPS during Covid-19?

YES – IF IT IS DONE SAFELY. Read what our ambassador Sarah Wilson has to say about serving a contactless coffee in a safe and respectful way.

174 million cups saved from landfill and littering

fighting the war on waste and winning one cup at a time Thanks to over 4,900 participating responsible cafes AND conscious consumers   

Where can i get a coffee using a reusable during Covid-19?

Check out our list of cafes that are serving coffees in a reusable cup via a contactless pour during Covid-19.

Bring on the Science - Sign OUR CONTACTLESS POUR PETITION

In terms of the general public’s response to the Covid crisis, we should make every attempt to avoid over-consumption of single-use plastics, particularly in applications like packaging.” (Laville 2020) That is the word from over a hundred Scientists…

NO EXCUSE FOR SINGLE-USE

OUR MISSION IS TO GIVE THE GLOBAL CAFE COMMUNITY THE TOOLS & PLATFORM TO BRING ABOUT POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE & REDUCE THEIR ECOLOGICAL & CABRON FOOTPRINT.

 

 

 

THE CHALLENGE

– Since Covid-19 the cafes industry has been hit hard and more single-use plastic is being used due to contamination concerns. (Read more here) 

– Scientist believe that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. We must all work together to reverse this.

 – It is estimated that Australian’s use 1 billion disposable coffee cups and lids every year – this would have risen due to the current Covid-19 outbreak.

– The lining of many single-use coffee cups and containers are plastic which means they are not recyclable.

– About 9 out of every 10 disposable cups (including compostable) and single-use containers ends up in landfill or littered on our streets and waterways.

OUR SOLUTION

AFFECT BEHAVIOUR CHANGE BY CREATING A SIMPLE RATING SYSTEM SO CAFES CAN BE RATED ON THEIR RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS AND PROVIDE WASTE EDUCATION TOOLS to guide CAFES to REDUCE WASTE AND MAKE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS  DECISIONS. 

HOW IT WORKS FOR CAFES

Step one: Register your cafe for FREE to access your cafe dashboard. 

Step two: Tick off all the responsible actions that you are taking to reduce your waste, carbon emissions and impact on your community. 

Step three: Download posters and guides to help you on your waste saving mission and promote your mission with your community. Or buy a printed pack here.

 Step four: Your cafe will be given a ‘Responsible Bean Rating’ and shown on our digital map ready for customers to search. 

Step Five: Share your rating and post a photo to your social media  (with a poster and/or reusable cup in action – or something more creative!) with the hashtag #ResponsibleCafes to be included on the social stream of our website.

Throughout the year we will be in touch with helpful new resources, useful discount deals from partners and metrics on the benefits of the program so sign up for our newsletter!

 

 

 

Find a cafe near you

Enter your address in the search function below and the first 20 cafes in that area will appear. 

 

Want to search by specific cafe actions? 

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4965

Number of cafes registered

35.2

Average number of cups saved/day

174m

total no. of cups saved from landfill

WANT TO BE A     

KEEN BEAN?

 

Do you want to be part of the reuse revolution? We have put together handy guides to help you support your community and transition to going single use free!

WANT TO SUPPORT WHAT WE DO? 

We work with councils and organisations to assist with waste education and behaviour change in their community. Get in touch to see how you can benefit from being aligned with our goals and vision.  

Have you heard of a "Talky Table"? 💛It's our ow Have you heard of a "Talky Table"? 💛It's our own little community-bonding invention that's super easy and free to set up! Here are the details:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Talky Table is a community table in your cafe that you can dedicate to the social butterflies who want to meet their neighbours and have a chat while they sip their coffee. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Responsible Cafes can simply download the Talky Table poster from the portal, put it in a lovely frame and stick it on a table. Then sit back and relax while the community bonding begins. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh, and did we mention that it's part of the new responsible actions on our map?? 🤟🏿 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨Important note: We recognize that a talky table might not be an option for your cafe at this time with the restrictions currently in place, but you can tuck the idea into your back pocket for a time when it is safe to mingle✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #community #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
We can't think of anything better than a plastic-f We can't think of anything better than a plastic-free lunch with your best fur friend, can you??⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're a fur parent, it can be difficult to know whether a cafe is pet-friendly. On our new portal, cafes can let you know if they're furrrrriendly so you don't have to guess! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If your cafe hasn't updated its profile on our new portal, make sure to do it soon so your four-legged customers can stop by for a visit! 🐶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 courtesy of @henryofhawthorn at @vincentthedogcafe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #plasticfree #reusable #keepitclean #environment #australia #covid19 #noexcuseforsingleuse #responsiblecafes #waronwaste #contactlesspour #coffee #contactlesscoffee #eco #byoCup #noexcuseforsingleuse
Renewable energy is a great way to save some $$ wh Renewable energy is a great way to save some $$ while helping the environment! Depending on how much space you've got, installing just a few solar panels could power your customers' electronics. Or if you'e got a big roof, you could even power all of your coffee machines or your whole cafe!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @ona.melbourne has installed these beautiful solar panels to power their operations, and we are so impressed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And remember, renewable energy will get you some bean points on our map!
Coffee farming is a tricky business. Farmers are u Coffee farming is a tricky business. Farmers are up against challenges like price fluctuations, varying weather conditions, crop pests and now climate change!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fairtrade gives farmers stability by offering a Fairtrade Minimum Price, which protects them from sudden price drops and supports farmers to organise themselves into small producer organisations – such as cooperatives and associations. This enables farmers to negotiate better terms of trade and reach wider markets. (fairtradeanz)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As you can see, Fairtade coffee is a great things for farmers, which is why we award bean points to cafes who stock fair trade beans! 🌟
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