Zero Waste

Photo: Kelsea Joy Photography

Almost a decade ago Kara started reading about ways to live a lifestyle that produces less waste.  She started by taking on a challenge to buy nothing new for a year.  She learned the hard way that it is important to take baby steps to change your entire lifestyle.  She started slowly transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle and now tries her best to live a life of producing less waste. We are excited to implement some of those ideas at Vertex Coffee Roasters while providing opportunities for the community to participate. 

Stay tuned for a monthly newsletter featuring ideas and strategies for living a life of less waste.


  • Providing reusable options like cutlery, straws, cups, and to go tins.

  • Most to-go tins for food and coffee beans you can pay a deposit and return the container at a later date or you can keep the tin for the deposit price!

  • No paper towels or napkins- we have cloth roll towels and cloth napkins for you to use in house or bandanas to buy and to continue using!  

  • We offer ideas for other waste reducing practices, like using a menstrual cup and reusable pads instead of tampons and disposable pads, carry a water bottle, carry a reusable food container for leftovers at a restaurant.  


A Few Ways Vertex Coffee Roasters is producing less waste...

1335 S. University Ave

Ann Arbor, Michigan 49104


Fall Hours: 

Monday - Friday | 7:30a-6p

Saturday - Sunday | 9a-4p