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Sustainability is the key to maintaining the longevity of high-quality coffee. That is why Dry Bones Mud House is committed to reducing waste and consumption of nonrenewable resources and use reusable, recyclable, biodegradable packaging.

Through our partners at Smart Planet Technologies and their eco-friendly engineered reCup products we are able to contribute, in part, to the sustainability of coffee and the environmental concerns that surround the consumption of the second most traded commodity in the world. The excerpt below is what you will read directly printed on each of our reCup to-go cups:

“Did you know? Traditional paper cups are NOT recyclable. It’s estimated that over 50 billion paper cups are sent to U.S. landfills annually. The cups’ interior plastic coating prevents recycling using conventional equipment. The reCup (trademarked) product uses EarthCoating (trademarked), a mineral-based coating containing 51% less plastic than traditional coatings. The reCup is the first commercially available cup that can be made into new paper using conventional paper recycling equipment. To learn more, visit reCUP.earth and recyclecups.org.”

We have also partnered with JOCO Cups based in Australia. They have designed not only a beautiful reusable glass cup to take home, they also designed cafe glassware that is environmentally safe. Here is an excerpt about the benefits of using a JOCO Cup:

” Annually, over 500 billion disposable paper, Styrofoam and single-use plastic cups are used worldwide and this figure is rapidly rising each year. Shockingly, these cups deplete natural resources, increase CO2 emissions and most are sent straight to landfill where they add to the global waste crises. The JOCO community are regular crew who believe its time to give a little back. We aspire to help reduce preventable waste with fine looking and forward-thinking product that makes the takeaway experience better. There’s a whole host of benefits for you and the natural environment when using JOCO reusable cups.”

We will be selling the JOCO Cup as a ‘take away’ mug. As a reward to you for helping the environment Dry Bones Mud House will discount your next coffee when you bring it back to be refilled. There are also other cool features to the JOCO Cup like a thermal sleeve and a splash proof, nose-dome lid. To continue the desire to be eco-friendly, instead of using ceramics, which though in some ways are eco-friendly (apart from glazes used in the final stages of creating ceramic mugs), glass is essentially as eco-friendly as we can get. Our in-house mugs will be from JOCO’s Hardware Lane Series. They are high-quality, non-porous, double-walled borosilicate glass cups, a perfect compliment to the crafted coffee beverages we will serve. These shockingly light-weight glass beauties are free from “all harmful chemical nasties including BPA, lead, and cadmium. Glass doesn’t affect flavor so you will taste your coffee or tea, not your cup.” You can read more about JOCO cups at jococups.com.

Our desire to be advocates of coffee sustainability begins with the little things. Along with our coffee roaster, Tinker Coffee Company, their coffee importers, and a whole host of people in the coffee chain, we all have to work together to see coffee’s sustainability continue to grow world-wide.