I am so excited because we finally took on the zero waste challenge! 🎉😄
I will write another blog post about what zero waste means exactly and why we started living it; but here I’ll tell you a bit about our very first step towards the goal to reduce our household trash.
First step: coffee
My husband and I love coffee and it‘s a very important part of our morning routine – we even still use one of these retro filter coffee makers. 🙂 A couple of weeks ago there has been a zero waste conference here in the small village in France where we live (we were really surprised because the room was packed!), and we first heard about the movement / challenge. One of the things the zero waste guy talked about was the reusable coffee filter – a seemingly easy adjustment we decided would be our first official zero waste project.
No sooner said than done and the coffee machine has been pimped by a forever-usable organic coffee filter made of linen! 😎
We were a bit sceptic at first (ya don’t mess with ma coffee!), but after a testing phase of about two weeks I can solemnly declare that the morning coffee is still as delicate as it used to be. ✌️
The linen filter is therefore totes recommendable and even a big money saver: You can buy the forever filter for about $ 10! And you really only need one, since it‘s perfectly rinseable and dries super fast, to be quickly ready for your next coffee infusion. Just throw it into your laundry from time to time, that’s all.
On the subject of zero waste for the ground coffee itself: I don’t know how your coffee is packed, but mine always comes in a plastic packaging. I’ve seen coffee beans packed in paper, but the best is really buying it at a zero waste shop (if you’re lucky enough to have one nearby; or check if you like an online one). Zero waste shops pop up everywhere now, we even have one in our village in the French countryside where they mill the coffee beans freshly for you. ❤