6 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Coffee Habit

Green your morning coffee with these ideas.
Jan 30, 2014 6:00 AM ET
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Posted on Recyclebank's Live Green Blog

I couldn’t live without my morning cup (okay, more like cups, plural) of coffee. It’s just about the only thing that motivates me to leave my warm bed in the mornings, and it is a faithful and welcome companion during endless meetings or ugly traffic.

But as with any habit, I sometimes find myself getting wasteful with my coffee. I’ll brew a whole pot, only to drink a single cup. I’ll forget my travel mug and have to use a disposable cup. And, I’ll admit, for a few years I had a Keurig.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to green my morning coffee, and I realized that there are a lot of small (and larger!) changes that I can make to make my habit more sustainable and energy-efficient. Read on for 6 of my ideas.