Greening Your Cafe

For all members of the barista and coffeehouse communities interested in joining a movement to improve the sustainability of independent coffee shops!

Location: San Francisco
Members: 145
Latest Activity: Mar 12

Welcome to 'Greening Your Cafe' - a BX group interested in integrating green practices into cafe operations and growing sustainability in the specialty coffee industry.  Spearheaded by Green Cafe Network's founder, Kirstin Henninger.  We want to keep the conversation growing around all things related to coffee and sustainability - join us here and on Facebook!



Please join our "Green Cafe Professionals" Group on FACEBOOK!  You can request to join the group here (just click "Join" in the upper right corner):


About Green Cafe Professionals: This is a 'closed' forum for cafe operators and enthusiasts committed to sustainability in cafes, where members can share info, post questions, make recommendations and connect with other coffee / cafe professionals. Items posted in the group are NOT viewable to the public.  


  • GCN will post specific, practical tips on how to operate a green café only to this group.
  • You will be able to share best practices and actively connect with other café operators, baristas, roasters and/or coffee lovers.
  • You will get access to benefits and promotions with green venders as they arise during the year (all of which are optional.)  For example, you can get discounts on any of GCN’s services, and/or get a coupon code for $100 off your first order with one of our partner venders.  Offers like this will come up during the year, and will only be posted to our closed group of Professional Members.

It's easy.....You can request to join the group here (just click "Join" in the upper right corner):

Also please make sure to "Like" our Green Cafe Community page on Facebook as well:


The Importance of Greening Cafes
The U.S. has over 20,000 coffee shops, and in each of these retail spaces there is an incredible opportunity to help reduce the specialty coffee industry’s collective environmental impacts. Considering Americans were estimated to use 23 billion paper cups last year and restaurants are the #1 consumer of electricity in the retail sector, cafes are directly responsible for huge amounts of waste, energy use and water consumption in our communities every day. By working together and sharing resources, the coffeehouse community can minimize these impacts and green their industry - from the bottom up.



Discussion Forum

Join us for an awesome lecture: "Creating a Sustainable Cafe" at SCAA's Expo this Saturday

Started by Green Cafe Network Apr 11, 2013. 0 Replies

Come join us this Saturday for an awesoome presentation on "Creating a Sustainable Cafe" at SCAA's Expo from 10:30am-11:45am.  If you won't be in Boston - please tell your friends that will be!…Continue

Ideas on Greening Your Cafe

Started by Derryl Reid. Last reply by Green Cafe Network Jan 28, 2011. 1 Reply

A message from Tommy to all members of on Barista Exchange!Ok, so for Purest, we want the world to be more green : )!!YEP so we came up with a committment of giving incentives to our customers..and…Continue

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Comment by Jason Haeger on October 28, 2010 at 10:18am
I'm registered!
Comment by Kirstin Henninger on October 26, 2010 at 1:41pm
Hi Everyone,
Please join this group and share questions or comments related to all thing 'green' in retail cafes. Also - please register for our upcoming webinar series. More info will be on BX soon! Thanks, Kirstin

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