About The Green Grind
Sitting in a cafe one day with a likeminded friend we discussed how nice it would be to enjoy our drinks without a feeling of guilt. Why did our favourite pastime have to have a negative impact on the environment? Why couldn’t the coffee options we were given be all fairly traded, or organic, or better yet, both?! Why did our coffee have to come served in unrecyclable paper cups? Why did the cookies and muffins we consumed in the cafe have to be full of pesticides? We grew up with anti-littering campaigns, “reduce, reuse, recycle” slogans, and blue boxes, the messages had sunk in. The idea behind The Green Grind is simple, to combine a love of cafe culture with a passion for the environment.
Environmentalism can co-exist with consumerism when a new generation of informed consumers begin to make the right choices. Instead of choosing a plastic bag, they are reusing cloth bags, instead of driving SUVs they are driving hybrids, instead of using pesticides they are choosing organic, and instead of choosing regular coffee, they will choose organic fairly traded coffee in biodegradable cups.
The Green Grind’s mission is to provide first class coffee in a unique setting without contributing to environmental destruction. At the Green Grind you can have your cake and eat it too.
What we will do to achieve our goal:
At the Green Grind we realize that everyone wants to help and not hurt the natural environment but that it can be difficult in our hectic city lives. The Green Grind will aim to make it as easy as possible to enjoy your urban lifestyle without contributing to environmental destruction. Some cafes sell fair trade and organic coffee and then claim to be “green”. The Green Grind will use a holistic approach so that everything about the store and in the store has been given careful consideration as to its environmental impact and the least harmful will always bechosen.
The following are a glimpse of just what will make The Green Grind unique.
All this adds up to you being able to lead your busy life while still enjoying an awesome latte, cappuccino, or cookie with zero guilt.