Disposable Coffee Cups Are Getting The Boot At San Francisco Cafes

Jerry Trudell the Skys the Limit via Getty Images Pedestrians outside cafes and restaurants in San Francisco’s Mission district. Coffee shops in the city are moving away from using disposable coffee cups. SAN FRANCISCO ― A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies. What started as a small trend among neighbourhood cafes to reduce waste is gaining support from some big names in the city’s food and coffee world. Celebrated chef Dominique Crenn, owner of the three-star Michelin restaurant Atelier Crenn, is opening a San Francisco cafe next year that will have no to-go bags or disposable coffee cups and will use no plastic. Customers who plan to sip and go at Boutique Crenn will be encouraged to bring their own coffee cups, says spokeswoman Kate Bittman. Watch: Air New Zealand introduces disposable coffee cups. Story continues below. Unable to play video. HTML5 is not supported! On a bigger scale, the Blue Bottle coffeehouse chain, which goes through about 15,000 to-go cups a month at its 70 U.S. locations, […]

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