Con­scious Con­sumer café of the Month

Kokako Café and Roast­ery, Grey Lynn

Element - - Upfront - con­scious­con­sumers.org.nz

Con­scious Con­sumers is about pro­mot­ing bet­ter busi­ness and help­ing con­sumers make eth­i­cal pur­chas­ing de­ci­sions. Cafes dis­play badges – think of them as scout badges for cafes – in the win­dow that let con­sumers know at a glance what prac­tices the cafe com­mits to from serv­ing only free range eggs to com­post­ing food waste. Kokako Café & Roast­ery in Grey Lynn is the lat­est Auck­land Cafe to sign up as a Con­scious Con­sumer cafe with an im­pres­sive nine out of nine pos­si­ble badges on dis­play. That means when you visit Kokako you can be sure you’ll be drink­ing batch roasted cer­ti­fied Fair­trade Or­ganic cof­fee made with or­ganic milk and eat­ing sea­sonal, free range food. The café also has a spe­cial waste sort­ing sys­tem en­sur­ing that your food scraps are ei­ther com­posted or sent to their worm farm. Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Mike Mur­phy notes that af­ter cham­pi­oning sus­tain­abil­ity for so long as a sup­plier sign­ing up their new ven­ture as a Con­scious Con­sumers out­post comes in­trin­si­cally to a brand which has made it part of its DNA since the com­pany started 10 years ago.

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