Not Your Average Corner Cafe: How MudLab is Making Sustainability Accessible For All One Coffee at a Time

What happens when sustainability and coffee collide? Good question. We’ve pondered this as well. That brings us to MudLab, a non-profit and zero-waste, sustainable cafe perched on the edge of Lake Merritt with a “leave it better than you found it” attitude. The inventive duo behind it all—Vanessa Pope and Jill Holloway—are on a mission […]

Oat Milk: An Unsuspecting Answer to Climate Change

I can recall with embarrassing clarity the precise moment oat milk became my default preference. It was the first time I had it. Curious enough, my first encounter was not based off of the recommendation of some hipster barista at a coffee roaster, but by the insistence of a coworker who met me at a […]

Bye Bye Plastic Straws—Oakland Looks To Regulate Your Straw Usage

Of course, it’s to protect the environment. Oakland hasn’t seen this ordinance just once, no, this has been a long time coming for the city. Council member Abel Guillén has proposed this nearly enough times for straws to be damn near outlawed—though this ordinance would only facilitate single-use straws, Guillén is still very passionate about it. […]

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