Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bring Your Own...

Last week at Target I received a coupon for a $2 Latte at Starbucks.  I never buy Starbucks, even though it is a fabulous treat.  Well, I shouldn't say never, in the fall I buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but otherwise, I skip it.  Anyway, back to the coffee...

A few days later E & I took a little trip to Tarzhay to get my Starbucks & while heading out of the house I decided to my own coffee cup.  I've never done this before & always assumed it would be rather embarrassing, but after seeing the video about the zero waste family I figured I should try it. 

And you know what?  It wasn't embarrassing at all.  I ordered my drink, said I wanted to use my own cup & the barista said, 'Ok.'  That's it.  Nothing bad at all!  I don't know what my hesitation has been all these years.  It was not a big deal at all.  In fact, as an added bonus, my coupon was only for a tall & my cup was more the size of a grande, but the barista filled up my WHOLE cup!  Score!

If you have been worrying about judgment & a look of scorn from your local barista, don't fear!  In these green times, it's totally ok to bring your own coffee cup.  I intend to do this again in the future.  Perhaps I'll even bring my own container to my favorite take out place.  We'll  have to see how brave I can be!


  1. I would have thought the health department would have a problem with this. When I work in the Snack Shop at camp and people bring in mugs or cups we have to use a disposable cup then pour it into their cup. It prevents their cup touching our equipment. We do get to reuse the disposable cup, however.

  2. As a former barista for Scooter's Coffeehouse, I can tell you FOR SURE bring your own cups! We are more than happy to use yours. It SAVES THE COMPANY money! The coffeeshop makes money on selling TWO coffees but only paid expenses for one disposable cup. :) Everybody wins!

  3. I'm glad to know that it is definitely ok in SOME places. Every little bit counts right?