Even though plastic is almost always associated with pollution, it is still present in our lives. Be that as it may, people are continuously struggling to find ways to lower its usage to a minimum. Things have started by reducing the usage of plastic bags, and now we have come to the point where we are trying to reduce the usage of plastic straws. Amongst all else that can be done, something that can surely help a lot is having restaurant and cafe owners decide to eliminate plastic straws and use paper straws instead. This is a small step that you can do, but it can lead to many benefits. Here are some. (more…)
I’d like to share an experience of mine with all of you coffee lovers. There I am, all dressed up in the middle of the day after running around town for errands, sitting in a rather fancy cafe with the most wonderful view ever. I read about some really cool new ways of drinking coffee so I wanted to try something, but it seems like this isn’t textbook news followed by all, but only a result of creativity and ability to ‘dance’ behind the bar. Anyway, I ordered a cappuchino and sat there just enjoying the view and the lovely ambiance. And while being all completely cut out of my current reality, when the waiter brought my coffee and I lifted the cup to take a sip, I was slammed by the crack on it. Believe it or not, I was served an Italian cappuchino in a cracked cup.
I gave away the need to explain (and argue most times) to waiters and managers how inexplicably rude and offensive it is to disrespect your customers in such way, so I just let it go. However, a thought swirled in my mind: if I love and enjoy coffee so much, is it understandable that I refuse to take it in just about any type of cup? (more…)