Coffee Grounds To Go

Every thing we can keep out of landfill is a bonus for our atmosphere. Orgainc waste, like used coffee grinds, can be used for so many purposes. Add nutrients to your garden, mix with some coconut oil for a face scrub? Search for a cafe, like Aro, Wellington, who will happily hand over the goodness.  

Change Is Here

More and more cafes are saying that avoidable single use should simply be avoided. Now it is up to all of us, the coffee drinkers, to apply loving pressure to each other to play our part, to encourgae our whanau and colleagues to ditch silly habits and be the change. 

Free Water For All

Did you know you could use the UYOC guide to search for a cafe near you now where you can refill your water flask for free? Whether or not you are a customer, they will never refuse your request for a refill or a glass of water. No need to buy in to the bottled water scam ever again...This image is from Alberta's, Mapua. 

Day. Made.

"Jared, like many of our amazing customers, brings in his Keep Cup every single day. We don’t think we’ve ever served him a coffee in a disposable cup. You’re a bloody hero Jared 👊🏼" ~ The Remedy Espresso Bar, Raumati Beach 

The Emperor's New Cups

Somehow, marketing companies have managed to make single use cups a thing. They have made us think we really need to walk long the street with a little piece of landfill so we look gorgeous. It's madness, of course. Let's stop doing it. 

Oasis Cafe

CAFE, COFFEE SHOP, HOWICK, AUCKLAND 🌟 Discount When You UYOC 🌏 Sells Reusable Joco Cups 🐒 Pet Friendly 🌱 Plant Based Options/Alt Mylks 🍰 Gluten Free Options 🍴 Use Your Own Container  💧 Free Water Refill For Anyone 🌻 Take Out Grounds For Your Garden 📱 Free Wifi 🌈 Do a little search on UYOC for Oasis Cafe to see more…


Mug libraries, like this one across the ditch at The Byron General Store, are such a magic way of reducing single use waste, and creating and maintaining community support for being the change. Love it so much. Search for cafes that have this going on around New Zealand...

Espresso Workshop...

...have boutique, UYOC friendly, espresso bars in Britomart, Parnell and have teamed up with Ampersand in Remuera. And, if you're a home brewer, click HERE to browse their online store of brew gear and small batch, specialty coffee, ready to wing its way to your home and office.