Many of you have let us know that you bring a reusable mug or tumbler to Starbucks to help reduce waste. Another option to help with this effort is if you are staying in the store to enjoy your drink, we’d like to suggest letting us provide the cup – a “for-here” ceramic mug to be exact. Many posts indicate that not everyone is aware that our company-operated stores have ceramic mugs for beverages enjoyed in the store. Hopefully this will get the word out! If everyone who stays in the store used a ceramic mug, we would save a tremendous amount of paper cups and really help the environment.
We don’t always have space in our stores to display our ceramic cups well, so that is probably why a lot of people don’t realize this is an option. But just tell your barista your drink (or your pastry, because we have plates, too!) is for here, and they will be happy to make your drink in the ceramic cup.