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By Sarah Ward
November 12, 2017

Two Melbourne Cafes Are Giving Free Coffee to Anyone with a Reusable Cup

Save some money and help save the environment at the same time.
By Sarah Ward
November 12, 2017

From cafes banning disposable cups, to creatives making adorable ceramic keep cups, to the company recycling coffee waste into environmentally friendly cups, the push to minimise waste in Australia's coffee scene is growing. With National Recycling Week upon us from November 13 to 19, two Melbourne cafes are giving customers an extra incentive to ditch one-off takeaway containers for a permanent, reusable alternative. Two words: free coffee.

All week, caffeine lovers can head into Lights in the Attic in Hawthorn and The Crux and Co. in South Melbourne, and as long as they have their own keep cup, they'll get a hot cuppa without spending a cent. Offered in partnership with reusable cup brand frank green, the deal does have a few conditions — it isn't valid at The Crux and Co.'s CBD spot, for example. But, if you're near the two cafes in question, you can get one complimentary takeaway 8oz regular coffee, hot chocolate or mocha per day per person (with regular milk and soy milk only, and without any additions or changes).

Yes, you'll save some money and help save the environment at the same time, and get a warm beverage for your troubles. Kevin Li, director of Lights in the Attic and The Crux & Co., acknowledges that it's a small step, but it's one worth taking. "It's important small businesses continue to think about what they can do for the environment," he explains.

Get a free cup of coffee from Lights in the Attic, 38 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, and The Crux & Co., G01 35 Albert Road, Melbourne during their regular opening hours between November 13 and 19. Head to the websites for Lights in the Attic and The Crux and Co. for further details.

Published on November 12, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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