For master roaster David of Bun Coffee, supplying festival goers at the 29th annual Byron Bay Bluesfest with their much needed caffeine hit, is the chance to combine his two passions – music and coffee.

But supplying coffee over a music festival the size of Bluesfest comes with certain environmental impacts in terms of the sheer volume of takeaway cups.

With an estimated 30,000 disposable coffee cups being used over the five days, Bun Coffee has been leading the charge in sustainability for years using BioPak Cups as their takeaway standard since their roastery doors opened in 2005.

Some facts about our takeaway cups:

  • 95% of the paper cup is made from paper pulp
  • Produced from sustainably sourced paper – for every tree consumed another is planted.
  • Made using 60% less energy than regular takeaway cups
  • Coated with waterproof material which has a carbon footprint of up to 70% lower than regular plastic used to line paper cups.
  • The bioplastic lining on a BioCup actually dissolves during the repulping process.
  • Comes with a matching CPLA biodegradable lid.
  • Byron Shire Council is one of the few councils in the Northern Rivers that does recycle single use coffee cups. Look out for the recycling bin bins throughout the festival site and dispose of responsibly.

“It’s fantastic to work with the Bluesfest team again. The festival’s commitment to environmental responsibility is a great fit for us.” says David, master roaster and owner, Bun Coffee.

“And in keeping with ticking the festival sustainability boxes, we always use our 100% Organic Certified Fair Trade blend for Bluesfest, which is a great full bodied medium strength coffee”.

Find Bun Coffee in the Big Red Tent where we will have three machines brewing delicious coffee all day. The Red Tent, near the Crossroads Stage is a central meeting point and chill out zone.  Join us over a cup of coffee as you discuss the bands you’ve seen and are planning to see.  Great conversations always start over a cup of coffee!

See you soon festival groovers.

This year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest runs from Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 April. For further information