Five Reasons to Love Coffee

October 11 2016

 

As the days grow shorter and getting out of bed becomes just a little harder, we’ve found ourselves appreciating our morning cup of coffee even more than usual. Today we bring you a few of the many things we love about coffee!

Fair Trade

October is Fair Trade month. If you aren’t familiar with Fair Trade, it is a movement focused on ensuring producers of various goods in developing countries are paid a fair price for their labor and products. When it comes to coffee, Fair Trade certification has become the hallmark of socially responsible coffee production. You can learn more about responsible coffee sourcing from some of our co-brand partners Death Wish Coffee and Verve Coffee Roasters.

Health Benefits

Not only does coffee get us going in the morning and help keep us productive, it also has a host of health benefits. To date, scientists have found that coffee can be good for liver function, preventing Parkinson’s, dementia and type two diabetes. Learn more about the many health benefits of coffee from WebMD.

#BringYourOwn Discounts

Everyone loves getting a discount, right? Although we always recommend supporting independently owned coffee shops whenever possible, we also understand that for some, the big brands are actually their local coffee shop. Here’s a list of nationwide coffee chains and some featured co-brand partners that offer a discount when you #BringYourOwn reusable cup.

Retailer

Can you #BringYourOwn cup?

Offer

Spyhouse Coffee Roasting

Yes

50 cents off when you bring your Spyhouse co-brand Klean Kanteen

Ozo Coffee Company

Yes

25 cents off the price of your beverage

Ritual Coffee Roasters

Yes

25 cents off the price of your beverage

Rise Up Coffee Roasters

Yes

Depends on size of cup - typically charged for one size smaller

Starbucks

Yes

10 cents off the price of your beverage

Seattle’s Best

Yes

10 cents off the price of your beverage

Caribou

Yes

10 cents off the price of your beverage

Peet’s

Yes

10 cents off the price of your beverage – excludes licensed partners like airports, schools, grocery stores

Dunkin’ Donuts

Yes

No discount

McDonalds

Store manager’s discretion

No discount

Local Coffee Shops

There are few places in any town or city that can connect us the way a coffee shop can. The ability to enjoy a delicious cup of joe while running into a friend you haven’t seen in ages is one of the many joys they afford. They also give us something to take pride in, a sense of belonging in our community and an easy way to support our local economy. Cheers to independently owned coffee shops!

Coffee Culture

Ever since we released the first Insulated Wide Klean Kanteen we have been immersed in coffee culture. Every year it feels like we dive a little deeper and learn a whole lot more about coffee preparation and the wonderful people who are passionate about it. If you are curious about coffee culture we recommend visiting Barista Magazine Online, Coffee Talk, or Fresh Cup Magazine.

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