Kune is a bar in the beautiful east of Leipzig. During summer, you can indulge yourselves with a freshly tapped beer on our wonderful patio and in winter it gets cosy with blankets and heaters outside or inside on a rustic corner seat with your friends.
We see ourselves as a good place for our neighbourhood. This means that we make sure to care about us, our guests and the neighbourhood, but also our suppliers and the environment.
Foremost, our products must be delicious. Then we aim everything to be produced and traded as regionally as possible, fairly and, if possible, made from organic quality. And yes: if we can, everything is vegan. Currently, we are at approx. 98% of our products. Why? Because we as a company are also multipliers and process higher quantities – so we have more responsibility. As we know veganism can be a sensitive issue and even produce defensiveness in some, we decided not to stress this too much in our offers.
We found, this found more acceptance in a broader social group than targeting only those customers, who already know that vegan products are no less delicious. Furthermore, we have put a lot of effort into aligning the products, food and drinks we offer for a more sustainable environment, and we will continue to deepen this. This is an essential part of what we work for.
Of course, we still have way too much packaging. Nevertheless, we have already made a good step forward on our journey to reduce packaging waste.
Let’s start at the end: When you order a cappuccino to go, you usually get it in a paper cup, cold drinks also sometimes in a disposable plastic cup. It’s incredibly comfortable when you’re on the move, and you have one less thing to think about in your life. But that’s reason enough for us to think about how we can offer you a more resource-efficient solution that is still flexible and comfortable. So we did extensive research and then had Oekocup produce our own returnable cups made of approx. 90% recycled plastic. They don’t cost you anything, because you get the full deposit back when returning the cup. This has the advantage that you don’t have to think about taking a mug with you in the morning, because sometimes you don’t know that you will be thirsty for coffee later. The cups also keep your nice beverage warm for an extra long time, are very light and yet stable. So after enjoying your cappuccino, they fit in your pocket. And we take care of the hygienic cleaning with our extra-hot professional dishwasher.
We ordered our first batch of cups at the beginning of 2020. So, we were prepared for the to-go- Lockdown-phase during the pandemic could thus save a lot of packaging material. In the meantime, we have already been able to convince some of our colleagues from the neighbourhood to take part and built up a small network so that you can easily refill your cups or give them back anywhere.
For example, our friends from Café Bubu, Fredos Eisdiele, Stammbar and Analog.Cafe are part of the team.
Feel free to ask us so that we can give you your favourite drink with a lot of love and very little packaging material on your way.