Compostable cups and a digital menu – new Ribby Hall coffee shop is all about sustainability

Posted on - 26th February, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston News
Blend at Ribby Hall Village
Blend at Ribby Hall Village

A new coffee shop with a commitment to sustainability has launched at Ribby Hall Village.


The team behind Blend, which is located in the Health Club, is using recyclable, biodegradable or compostable packaging wherever possible.

Printed menus are out, and instead customers can see what’s on offer on a digital menu. And, if customers bring their own reusable cup, the Blend baristas will give a 25p discount.

Blend replaces the old Starbucks coffee shop after a global restructuring programme by Starbucks saw the closure of some of their UK outlets. 

Mark Leech, Director of Operations, said: “We knew that the coffee shop was a hugely popular element in Village life for both our local customers and our holiday guests.

“We saw the closure of Starbucks as a fantastic opportunity to bring something fresh and original to Ribby Hall Village.

“Our dedicated and enthusiastic team have done a superb job creating Blend which offers excellent coffee in unique, stylish and slightly quirky surroundings.

“Furthermore, we understand our customers expect environmentally friendly products and packaging, so we’re doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. We’ve made some huge steps in terms of recyclable and compostable materials, but we are determined to keep improving in this area.”

Read more: Preston Markets café up for national award for sustainability

Have you tried Blend? What do you think of the efforts on sustainability? Let us know in the comments.

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