Welcome to Part 2 of ‘Everything you need for a Coffee Shop’! Selecting the right food & drink packaging for your coffee shop can be an absolute nightmare.
Fortunately, we are experts when it comes to selecting suitable packaging for cafes. Today, we are continuing with our top tips and packaging suggestions for all coffee shops, let us know your thoughts. Check out Part 1 here.
Tip #5 Are you offering cold drinks such Smoothies or Frappes?
If you are, you’re going to need some clear cups to serve them in! Clear cups are very straightforward, all you’ll need to do is choose your size (7oz-20oz) and choose the material of the cup. Please note, clear cups are only suitable for use with cold drinks.
Currently, most smoothie cups you will find on the market are manufactured from plastic. These cups can be branded, but unfortunately are not biodegradable or compostable. We are sure you are aware of the damaging effects plastic has on our eco system.
PLA (POLYLACTIC ACID)
Dome lids are the best choice if you are serving thicker drinks with toppings such as whipped cream.
Flat lids are great for drinks such as iced coffee and juices.
Tip #6 Straws
Plastic straws are currently at the forefront of conversations surrounding the harmful consequences of using single use plastics. For this reason, we would not recommend any business buy or provide plastic straws.
For coffee shops, we recommend two styles of straws: Jumbo straws and Straight straws.
PLA Straws have the same physical attributes as plastic but are not harmful to the environment. Why? They are made from a plant-based material (PLA), this material is fully biodegradable and compostable. View our PLA Straws here.
Straws come in various lengths and diameters. If you’re serving thicker drinks, be sure to check the diameter of the straw before purchasing.
Like this blog? Be sure to check back for part 3!