Put Down The Disposable Coffee Cup…You’ll Be Fine, And Thank Us Later

File this one under nothing to do with real estate, everything to do with you, and how you ruin your coffee experience every day.
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You’re guilty of it, we’re guilty of it, your friends, family, co-workers, and peers are guilty of it…coffee in the disposable cup, and even worse, with the plastic lid. You’re ruining it for yourself, and the environment, and we have news for you, a coffee is not only best consumed from a ceramic, glass, or pottery type container, but it’s also best consumed in one place, not on the go, not walking, not running, not shaking, not treadmilling, and especially not through a plastic lid that forces you to suck your beverage through that ridiculously tiny hole!

Next time you get your coffee try this, “I’d like to enjoy my coffee here.” If they don’t offer cups in anything but “to go” form…Go…Leave…Walk out. Not sure where to go? For starters, skip Starbucks, and take your pick from this list of the best coffee houses in San Francisco:

1. Philz Coffee
2. Bernie’s
3. Blue Bottle Coffee
4. Four Barrel Coffee
5. Martha Bros Coffee
6. Contraband (Coffee Bar)
7. Ritual Coffee Roasters
8. Farley’s Coffee
9. Java Beach
10. Sightglass Coffee
11. Peet’s Coffee & Tea
12. Caffe Roma
13. the Beanery
14. Intelligentsia Bar (In Specialty’s)
15. Caffee Trieste
16. Stumptown (Ma’velous)
17. Henry’s House of Coffee
18. Simple Pleasures
19. Barefoot Coffee (Epicenter Cafe)
20. Café La Taza
21. Starbucks (Really?)
22. Caffe Puccini
23. Trouble Coffee (De La Paz)
24. Velo Rouge Cafe
25. Caffe Greco
26. Verve Coffee Roasters
27. De La Paz Coffee (Trouble)
28. Hearth Coffee Roasters (Brown Owl Cafe)
29. Graffeo
30. Bello Coffee and Tea
31. Quetzal Coffee
32. Jeremiah’s Pick Coffee
33. Coffee to the People
34. Piccino Cafe
35. 7-11 (Humoring you)
36. Progressive Grounds
37. Showplace Caffe
38. Castro Coffee House
39. La Boulange
40. Matching Half
41. Wicked Grounds
42. Farm:Table
43. Blue Danube
44. Cafe Reina
45. Toy Boat
46. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
47. The Summit SF
48. Curbside Coffee
49. Rancho Parnassus (Thanksgiving Coffee)
50. Tully’s
51. Capricorn Coffees
52. Cavalli Cafe
53. Equator Coffees & Teas
54. Muddy’s Coffee House
55. The Coffee Roastery
56. Cup of Blues
57. Cafe Encore
58. Ecco Caffe
59. Stella Pastry & Cafe
60. Coffee Roaster
61. Manning’s
62. Dash Cafe
63. Javalencia Cafe
64. Cafe La Stazione
65. The Grove

For more about how you can help end this disposable cup crisis (or at least feel better about how you enjoy your coffee and realize how much better it tastes), “like” the Plastic Pollution Coalition on Facebook (the source of this InfoGraph).

[Update: From our comments on this thread. “Hi thefrontsteps!
Thanks for re-posting our cup waste info graphic, shared through our friends at the Plastic Pollution Coalition. Steelys Drinkware, proudly located here in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, created this infographic and we are crusaders to minimize plastic waste. We supply a wide range of Reusable Stainless Drinkware and foodware containers, and are working hard to help our City reach its Zero Waste goals and to educate the masses of the dirty little secret of single-use cup, bottle and foodware container waste. You can learn more about our local business at www.SteelysDrinkware.com
Cheers!
John Borg / Founder / Steelys Drinkware”]

More crazy stories of San Francisco real estate coming soon, and tomorrow is another issue of sfnewsletter with the most recent link to valuable Sold Property data, so make sure to get on that list. Perhaps you’ll be able to read sfnewsletter, and our next post while sitting down enjoying a cup of San Francisco’s finest.

5 thoughts on “Put Down The Disposable Coffee Cup…You’ll Be Fine, And Thank Us Later”

  1. Hi thefrontsteps!

    Thanks for re-posting our cup waste info graphic, shared through our friends at the Plastic Pollution Coalition. Steelys Drinkware, proudly located here in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, created this infographic and we are crusaders to minimize plastic waste. We supply a wide range of Reusable Stainless Drinkware and foodware containers, and are working hard to help our City reach its Zero Waste goals and to educate the masses of the dirty little secret of single-use cup, bottle and foodware container waste. You can
    learn more about our local business at http://www.SteelysDrinkware.com
    Cheers!
    John Borg / Founder / Steelys Drinkware

  2. For a coffee lover like myself, thanks for this incredible list. (I have kicked the paper cup habit myself)

    Someone always has to be last on a list, and I was just curious why The Grove was last on yours? (Not that I have ever had their coffee, it’s not my type of place)

    And where can you find Intelligentsia in San Francisco? I love their stores in Chicago and L.A.

    1. Hey Jeff,

      Thanks for the comment. This list was actually a result of our reader poll, and had nothing to do with our coffee tastes. It was last because it got the least amount of votes. We’d have to go back to our original request for nominees as to where to find Intelligentsia…think somewhere near the Embarcadero Center? Or maybe inside it. You can also try Trouble Coffee as they get their beans from them…a special roast.

  3. I know it’s hip to bash Starbucks but to their credit, they are pushing reusable cups and give you a discount if you refill your existing cup and don’t take another one.
    Darren

    1. Thanks Darren. We’ve been bashing Starbucks for years…call us trend-setters. :-) But really, why even bother going to a massive chain like them in SF when there are so many other excellent alternatives.

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