Free Coffee to celebrate Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day, tomorrow, Thursday 22nd April, MILK Cafes in Edinburgh are giving away a free coffee to anyone that brings along a reusable cup in all their MILK cafes throughout the city that are open.

MILK’s compostable cups are great but it doesn’t beat reusable culture. MILK also give you a discount every time you use your reusable cup. MILK Cafes currently open for takeaway in Edinburgh are Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and MILK Coffee Shack at Inverleith Park.

With 2.5 billion coffee cups thrown away each year in the UK. Which is enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times, irreversibly damaging our environment and polluting our oceans.

MILK cafes throughout Edinburgh are one of few cafes currently accepting re-usable cups and have done so throughout lockdown with the City to Sea Movement. Hardly anywhere has been accepting them just now due to Covid but they have a non-contact method of pouring which means that they can still take care of the planet.

Sam Stevens, Director/Co-founder of MILK commented on the City to Sea Movement: “When lockdown first happened we panicked and immediately stopped accepting re-usables. Safety was our first priority but we were also concerned about the impact on the planet. Once we saw the City to Sea method of pouring contactless we immediately began using it. We have had such positive feedback from our customers and we are really pleased that we too can play a small part in reducing waste.”

MILK Cafés are re-opening their West End café on 27th and the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on the 26th. They also still have their coffee shack open throughout at Inverleith Park. Both cafes re-opening are launching with new menus with a daily menu. They plan to serve an all day brunch menu, with a smaller lunch menu featuring a salad of the day and a special of the day. All of their dishes are made in house with more than a little love for what they do. Their home made cakes are baked in their kitchens daily featuring a great vegan and gluten free range.

MILK Founded in 2010 is a destination for food that is nutritionally sound, seasonal and natural. We choose thoughtfully sourced ingredients that include organic and local produce where possible. They prefer local (preferably Scottish grown) and traditionally farmed food, including Red Tractor Assured poultry and sustainably caught fish. Further info please visit

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