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Sunday 15th April

At The Coffee Lounge, we have always been conscious of our environmental responsibility. We were recently awarded a Green Tourism Award and are committed to working towards greater sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.

We are working towards a #plasticfreestives in several ways. We use plastic alternatives that are biodegradable and/or compostable. Our iced coffee cups and straws, for example, are made from a plant starch plastic alternative, you’d never know the difference!

Plant based packaging makes our iced coffee (almost) guilt-free!

We pay extra to plant trees with every box of takeaway coffee cups we buy, working with The Green Earth Appeal and are currently developing a compostable alternative.

All of our soft drinks are available in glass bottles and we even stock the wonderful CanO Water, a sustainable alternative to the plastic bottle for water on the go.

A sustainable alternative to the plastic water bottle

We sell reusable Chilly’s bottles, and we are happy to fill your water bottle with tap water for free! We offer a 20p discount to those customers who bring their reusable cup for takeaway hot drinks and if you buy one of our fabulous Joco cups you get a hot drink for free.

Stylish and reusable!

Our mantra is to reuse, recycle and reduce. We reuse the bags our bread arrives in for waste bin liners and we bag up our used coffee grinds and give them away to gardeners, it’s great for increasing drainage, water retention and aeration in the soil.

In the catering industry, a lot of our supplies come packaged in plastic or cardboard, we recycle 100% of this and further reduce our general waste that goes to landfill by selling sandwiches and pastries for half price daily from 2 PM.

Grab next days breakfast or lunch at half price from 2 PM

We are passionate about sourcing our food locally and promote the #eatlocal hashtag. We work with local suppliers for everything including our cakes, dairy, coffee, fresh produce and even tea!

A truly Cornish Cream Tea!

Whilst we are promoting the use of plastic alternatives we are also mindful of the large amount of plastic and other waste that blights our beautiful coastline, our beach cleans are proactively removing plastic and other waste as well as spreading the word and working towards a #plasticfreestives

Just some of the plastic collected on our latest beach clean

Finally, why not replace your plastic shopping bag with one of our fab totes and help spread the word, £1 from every sale is donated to Surfers Against Sewage.

Make a difference and spread the word!

What do we mean by…

Biodegradable: Biodegradable items will degrade naturally from naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria and algae.

Renewable/ Sustainable: Renewable/ sustainable items are created from resources that can be sustained at current levels if the current consumption levels continue.

Compostable: Refers to items that can compost within a set period of time in the ideal conditions of a commercial composter. However, even when such a facility is unavailable, plant-generated plastic substitutes are still preferable to the traditional plastics created from oil and petroleum. They are made from a sustainable resource, they use less energy to manufacture, they do not provide a net increase in CO2 when they break down.

Recyclable: When materials can be separated and reprocessed into a new product.


Thursday 22nd February

Ever wondered why our coffee tastes so good? The Coffee Lounge team visited Mariya at the Olfactory Roastery in Penryn this weekend to find out and get an upgrade of our barista skills. As soon as we arrived we felt at home with a familiar tea towel being put to good use!

Our Coffee Lounge tea towels are seen in all the best places!

In The Coffee Lounge, we use Olfactory’s Knockout Seasonal Espresso. With the changing seasons, the harvested beans quality and flavours change, affected by weather conditions and environmental factors.  The team at Olfactory work hard to make sure that the integrity of the Knockout’s punchy, bold flavours are retained. They roast, blend and taste dozens of times before arriving at a perfect blend that our regular customers have come to know and love.

The green coffee beans are ethically and fairly sourced.

The green beans are purchased from smallholders with an emphasis on sustainability, but it’s only when they are roasted that the familiar delicious aromas and chocolate colour emerge.

The roaster where all the magic happens!

In the training room, our team tasted the difference between over extracted and under extracted espresso and learned how to perfect the grind to ensure a perfectly extracted coffee. At The Coffee Lounge we are always striving to improve our skills. The team learnt about milk texturing and steaming, perfected their tamping skills and practiced, practiced, practiced their latte art!


Wednesday 13th July

The temperature is rising, we’ve seen some sunshine and the schools break up soon. We’re hoping it may just be too hot for a cappuccino!
The best way to cool off and get your favourite Olfactory coffee is a delicious iced coffee from the Coffee Lounge.

Enjoying St Ives Harbour with an Iced Coffee

Enjoying St Ives Harbour with an Iced Coffee

The good news is that our iced coffees are made from a double shot of freshly ground Olfactory Knockout coffee, poured over ice and topped up with creamy Trewithen Dairy milk; no powders, blenders or added sugars.
Of course you can choose to add hazelnut, caramel or vanilla and even top with an indulgent swirl of whipped cream.

The sun is out in St Ives

The sun is out in St Ives

The best thing about our iced coffee is that, as it’s available to takeaway  you can enjoy your delicious iced coffee with any view of St Ives that you fancy!


Monday 30th May

At the Coffee Lounge, we pride ourselves on offering the best quality that Cornwall has to offer. This includes the very excellent, ‘Tregothnan Tea,’ produced from tea bushes grown in Cornwall. Fascinated by the uniqueness of this truly English tea, we leapt at the invitation to visit the Tregothnan Estate, home to the Boscawen family and find out more.

They have been growing ornamental Camellia on the estate for 200 years and back in 2000 the idea for an English grown tea took root in the kitchen garden behind a centuries old door and protected by Manuka bushes.

The Kitchen Garden Door

The Kitchen Garden Door

Camellia Sinensis protected by Manuka bushes.

Camellia Sinensis protected by Manuka bushes.

The extensive gardens are beautiful and home to pockets of tea bushes at varying ages, protecting them for 4-6 years until the uppermost tips are ready to be plucked.

Camellia Sinensis, a truly English tea bush.

Camellia Sinensis, a truly English tea bush.

Only the uppermost tips are plucked.

Only the uppermost tips are plucked.

Equally fascinating, was watching the teabags being made. Only the highest quality leaves are used and only perfect bags make it into the boxes.

The teabag machine!

The teabag machine!

The, ‘Tea Bar,’ on the estate is designed to give classes in expert brewing. In the Coffee Lounge, we offer our customers a timer to ensure a perfect brew time for their Tregothnan tea.

Always a perfect brew in the Tea Bar.

Always a perfect brew in the Tea Bar.

We had a great and educational day at the Tregothnan Estate, thanks to Jonathan Jones and his team. We love serving Cornish grown tea and our customers love it too.

A truly English tea.

A truly English tea.




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