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Two Spoons Coffee Date With Kate

By Ethically Kate
Come with me on a date to Two Spoons Cafe. Let's chat about the importance of cafe culture over brownie and a sandwich.

Where To Grab Your Tradie Week Free Coffees

By Ethically Kate
To celebrate the beginning of Tradie Week, on the 22nd of June 30+ cafes nationwide are giving away 10 free brews to Tradies who bring their reusables! Here is a list of where to find them.

Tradie Week 2020

By Ethically Kate
22-26th June is Tradie Week. A week to support building sites who are disposable-cup-free, to help the Aotearoa New Zealand hospitality industry get back on its feet, and to ultimately let Tradies know: it’s normal to BYO cup.

Drifter Coffee Date With Kate

By Ethically Kate
Let's go on a date to Drifter Coffee, Orewa based... but always roaming.

What will post-lockdown hold for my sustainable business?

By Kate Hall
I speak to two experts in the field of sustainable hospitality and gather their insightful and (mainly) positive thoughts on what post-lock down life looks like, and how to manage sustainable business during this time.

COVID 19 Press Release

By Takeaway Throwaways
There's a lot to talk about, for sure, and many issues to consider to keep ourselves safe, both sides of the hospitality counter, but there is no need to sacrifice our planet, or u-turn on all the good work that has been done to reduce single use in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our climate crisis is still real...

Single Use Cup (SUC) Free in 2020 

By Kirsty Schmutsch
​​​​​​​What’s your new year’s resolution? Ours is to be single use cup free (SUC Free) in 2020.  What does this mean? It means that we no longer serve takeaway drinks in single use cups- takeaway coffee cups.

Mama Says...

By Rachael Maiden
When the day finally arrives that the government bans single use service ware (and I feel it will come) such as straws, coffee, smoothie cups, napkins, takeaway boxes, will I, as a Mother of a two year old, be up in arms?

Should We Take Away Throw-aways?

By Humans of Instagram
How would you feel if there were no throwaway cups at all in New Zealand? What alternatives appeal to you? How could we ensure whatever stepped up to fill the void would be inclusive? Would you still drink take out coffee? What are your priorities? Convenience? The end of single use culture?