Keeping with this month’s environmental theme and being socially responsible in general, this week’s poll is “Do You Shop Local For Your Coffee?”
Coffee comes with a large carbon footprint, one way to shrink that footprint is to buy locally roasted coffee. Buying local cuts one trip from that footprint.
Do You Shop Local For Your Coffee?
- Sometimes (42%, 10 Votes)
- Yes (38%, 9 Votes)
- No (20%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 24
I’ve been fortunate enough to try coffees from all over the world, however I don’t shop locally nearly enough. It’s something that I’m going to work on this year. The Tampa area doesn’t seem like a hotbed of coffee, but every time I turn around, I hear about a new local roaster or coffee company.
What about you? Is your coffee roasted locally? Does it matter to you?
Last week’s question was “Do You Throw Your Coffee Grounds In The Trash?”
54% of people said they just throw their coffee grounds into the trash.
Jamie Ferguson said:
It’s funny that you posted this. I was thinking of doing a post about what you do with your coffee grinds. haha
I throw mine out in the trash, but it’s probably better to use them in the yard for plants.
Extreme John said:
Now in regards to this week’s poll, I voted but honestly my option wasn’t there. I throw them into my garbage disposal
46% voted that they do recycle their coffee grounds.
We never throw our coffee grounds in the trash. Why waste good stuff? We compost a lot – fruit and vegetable scraps AND coffee grounds – they all eventually go back into our backyard soil.
The closest term for what I do with them would be mulching. I haven’t started a warm weather garden yet, so I’m just keeping the used grounds in a bucket. Once I get my vegetables started I’ll use them as a mulch around the plants. When we used to use paper filters we would put those into the compost bin with the grounds.
Well Lets See I Always Recycle My Grounds, I Have An Organic Garden That Loves The Extra Nitrogen, Aside From That My Wife Uses It To Make Soaps With, Actually I Need To Send You A Bar . The Most Important Thing Is Depending On My Mood Or If I’m Running Low On Coffee I Will Often Brew A Second 1/2 Pot With The Same Ground, Some May Argue, But If The Grounds R Right It Is Possible.
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