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Green City Living started as one nurse & mother's quest to decrease her family's environmental impact with reusable sandwich bags that preserved the quality of the food they ate.  

At Green City Living we bring green home with USA made products that are affordable, long lasting, and that really work. Our products are not only reusable, they are very usable. 

Eco Up Your Cup of Joe

Our BLOG: A Reusable Thread

A Reusable Thread is a blog written by Kathy Rohret, founder of Green City Living.  It's a place for her to share tips, challenges, cost saving tips, new products, and thoughtful reflections with other eco-heros in the making.  

Eco Up Your Cup of Joe

Courtney Health

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The mornings are starting to be cooler again. I like it. It makes my warm cup of coffee even better. The bad thing about preparing coffee day after day is that it could be very wasteful. Let me share some ideas to help you Green Up Your Coffee Routine.

Find the right coffee maker. Don’t buy the kind that only pours a big pot if you are the only one who drinks it. My Ninja Coffee Bar will do either size which is nice. And it has the filter already built-in. You can also chose a non-electric brew like the Chemex. Or a cold-brew coffee maker. Then you don’t even have to heat up your water!


Use our Eco Brew Reusable Coffee Liner for your machine if you don’t have the fancy built-in kind. I bet you’ve never seen anything like these! Made with Organic Cotton and Hemp they can be used in your coffee maker for up to week. Then just wash and reuse all over again. Goodbye paper liners and waste!

I still love my single serve Keurig too and always remember to buy Compostable Pods so I’m not throwing away the plastic Kcups.

Buy coffee in Bulk. I think almost every grocery store now has a bulk aisle. Many times you can grind your coffee fresh right there. It is a fabulous way to grab a pound (or ½ pound or ¼ pound or whatever you want!) of coffee without having the extra packaging. Plus it saves money!

Grab a Reusable Travel Mug for your daily commute. Not only will it become one of your favorite items to bring along, but you can use it for years. It will keep your coffee hot for a lot longer too if you find one that is insulated. My favorite is this one by Contigo because it has a lock to make sure it won’t spill. They make one with a handle too.

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Test out our Off the Cuff Coffee Sweaters so you don’t burn your fingers on the way out the door. They help insulate your hot cup of coffee, but the best part is they are hand knit from using felt in old sweaters. Lots of patterns to choose from. Aren’t they the cutest?

Compost your coffee grounds. Your garden will thank you!

September 29th is National Coffee Day! Will yours be spent trying to be a little greener?

This guest post is written by Courtney, a crunchy mama of 3 boys, who is passionate about healthy living and keeping her home green. Check out her blog at CrunchyBeachMama.com