It’s estimated that in the U.S., we throw away about 120 billion disposable cups each year. From styrofoam to plastic to paper, there are many types of disposable cups—not to mention lids and straws—that end up in landfills throughout the world every single day. Now more than ever, many businesses and consumers strive to make […]
Have you heard one of the inspiring stories about someone going through a drive thru and when they pull up to the window the employee tells them, “The car in front of you paid for your order”? Oftentimes, the person who received the free meal or beverage decides to continue to pay it forward and pay for the order of the car behind them.
Those random acts of kindness are at the heart of our annual Take Time, Be Kind Campaign at The Store. The communities in which we are located are our homes and neighborhoods. It’s where we see our friends and neighbors every day. Our goal for the Take Time, Be Kind campaign is simple: to encourage you to spread kindness towards everyone you see.
Happy Earth Day! At The Store, we understand the importance of making sustainable choices to lessen our impact on the environment. Speaking of which, you might have noticed the new coffee cups at all 26 of our The Store locations. Not only do they have a fresh look, but our new cups are eco-friendly, so you can enjoy your morning coffee or cappuccino while being kind to Mother Earth.
So, what makes our new cups so great? Read on!
1. Our New Cups are Made using 25% Post-Consumer Fiber
Um…what? Basically, that’s a fancy way of saying our new cups are good for the environment. Post-consumer fiber refers to any material that has been used, recycled, and used again. For instance, about a fourth of the paper material in our cups did not come directly from trees – instead, other sources (like that instruction manual you tossed in the recycling bin) have been re-purposed to help create the cups. Not only does this lessen our impact on trees, but it also helps keep clean, reusable paper material out of landfills.
2. Our New Cups Source Paper from Organizations Practicing Sustainable Forestry
According to the University of Southern Indiana, the average American uses seven trees annually in the form of paper products. In total, about 2,000,000,000 trees are used each year to make things like toilet paper or paper towels. With many areas facing deforestation, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative was created to promote responsible forestry practices. By following these guidelines, it is possible to protect our forest resources instead of deplete them. To minimize the impact of your daily cup of joe, our new eco-friendly cups only use material that comes from sustainably-forested trees!
3. Our New Cups are Compostable
Composting is the practice of allowing organic materials to break down into simpler compounds. In a nutshell, composting helps keep natural material like food waste out of landfills and allows it to break down into a fertile mixture that will — eventually — resemble dirt. Compost material is great to mix in with potting soil or spread over your garden. Plus, you can add our new cups to your compost bin instead of tossing them in the trash! To learn more about composting, check out this resource from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
4. Our New Cups Feature a Double-Wall Design
Our eco-friendly cups use double wall technology. Not only does this shield your hand from excess heat, but it also keeps your drink warmer for a longer period of time. Gone are the days of doubling up on cups or drink sleeves to protect your hand from hot temperatures! Plus, you don’t need to worry about your drink growing cold halfway through your morning commute.
Mother Earth would agree: the new eco-friendly cups at The Store are better for the environment and better for you. Add some of our delicious gourmet coffee, cappuccino or fresh bean-to-cup coffee to that cup, and we’d call that a win-win!
There’s nothing like stepping outside to a warm spring day after months of snow and ice. With another midwestern winter behind us, sunshine and above-freezing temperatures are more than welcome! Read on for 6 great ways to “spring into the season” and make the most of March.
P.S. – #6 is our favorite!
1. Go for a Walk 🚶♀️
It might seem simple, but there’s a reason it’s #1 on our list. Going for a walk is easy, relaxing and enjoyable. Get a little exercise and soak up the sun by taking a stroll around the neighborhood or on your favorite trail. Plus, you can make the walk as long or as short as you like – it can fit into everyone’s schedule, and even 10 minutes will brighten your mood!
P.S. – If you’re a dog owner, don’t forget to bring your canine companion. They’re sure to have a fetching time. Just watch out for those mud puddles!
2. Fly a Kite 🪁
If it’s a windy day, why not dust off that kite in the garage and head to the park? Flying kites is a fun activity for the whole family, and you know the kids will love it. Wisconsin has a TON of public parks, and they’re one of the few places you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the community while offering plenty of room to stay socially distant. That’s a win-win if you ask us!
3. Read Outside 📖
Reading is a great way to unwind year-round, but it is even better when you can do it in the sun! Grab a book, magazine or pull up a blog page (like this one). Then, find a comfortable place on a bench, your deck, or a patch of grass, and you’re ready to go. Enjoy the calm sounds of nature and get some much-needed vitamin D. Don’t stay out too long, though – it doesn’t have to be summertime for you to get sunburnt!
4. Ride a Bike 🚲
Woohoo! The roads, paths and trails are finally free of snow. Well, mostly, anyway! Now’s the time to break out that 10-speed and go for a cruise. Enjoy the warm breeze, sunlight and exercise…it will be a breath of fresh air after a long winter cooped up inside. Literally! Find paved bike paths near you with this handy search feature on TravelWisconsin.com.
5. Plant a Garden 🥕
It’s time to let that green thumb of yours shine! Spring is the perfect time to begin planning and prepping a garden. Growing your own food is fun, rewarding, and a nutritious addition to your diet. Read this article for 6 veggies to plant in early spring. Or, if flowers are more your thing, check out this webpage for 25 spring-blooming flowers to spruce up your landscaping.
6. Enjoy Highlander Grog Cappuccino at The Store! ☕
Last but certainly not least, sip on delicious Highlander Grog Cappuccino! This seasonal flavor is available at all 26 The Store locations right now, and you won’t want to miss it. The medium-bodied roast features notes of hazelnut, butterscotch and rum, giving it a smooth and rich flavor that pairs perfectly with brisk March mornings. Plus, Highlander Grog Cappuccino goes well with the activities listed above. This popular flavor is sure to put an extra spring in your step!
Happy February! At The Store, love is in the air…and by that, we mean the smell of fresh muffins and gourmet coffee. Sure it’s cold outside, but we’ve got a sweet deal to melt away the winter blues: MUFFIN MANIA!
What is Muffin Mania, you ask? It’s an exciting new promotion taking place at all 26 convenient The Store locations. Now through February 28th, stop in and enjoy two David’s Muffins for just $2.22! Or, opt for a David’s Muffin and a 24oz. hot beverage from our coffee bar: coffee, cappuccino, you name it! And guess what – that’s also just $2.22.
So, what delicious David’s Muffin flavors can you find at The Store*? We’re glad you asked.
- Berry Mountain
- Chocolate Chip
- Blueberry Crunch
- Cranberry Orange
- Apple Streusel
- Cinnamon Chip
- Banana Nut
- Chocolate-Chocolate Chip (you’re welcome)
With a tasty lineup like this, there’s options everyone is sure to enjoy.
And, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better way to spread the love! Consider picking up muffins and coffee for a friend, teacher, co-worker, or partner. We bet you’ll make their day! (Psst – muffins are pre-wrapped so you can spread love without worrying about spreading germs.) Muffins make a great contact-free porch delivery treat, too! Enjoy them cold or pop ‘em in the toaster oven for a minute or two…your muffins will be warm and delicious in no time!
So, whether you’re on the way to work, running errands or dropping the kids off at school, make sure to sweeten your commute with a quick stop at The Store. Enjoy this delicious deal before it’s gone!
*Muffin flavors may vary by location
The Store has 26 locations in Wisconsin and Michigan. Here are just a few of the communities we serve.
Stevens Point, WI
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Junction City, WI