Growing up in a home where Nestlé was being boycotted, McDonald’s and its cronies were banned, we bought local food and we got our staples at scoop shops! Living a zero-waste lifestyle has always been my norm. I even have memories of my mum refusing to buy South African bananas because of Apartheid, and from a very young age, the ethics around food have been ingrained in me.
My passion for food turned into a business, opening a coffee shop called Coco’s Canteen 14 years ago in the heart of Weston, with an emphasis on local produce and good quality ingredients. And things got even more exciting when I opened Good & Proper in Bristol Temple Meads nearly two years ago. It was the very first independent coffee shop inside the station and - boy - has the journey taken me places!
During the first lockdown in 2020, however, we had to switch things up in Weston, becoming a zero-waste store. There was a local need and it felt good to get back to my roots. In the last two years, a lot has changed, Covid19 and the cost of living crisis have taken their toll and finally, at the end of 2022, I closed my high street shop to concentrate fully on the online shop, creating a service that can serve my local customers at the same time as reaching further afield encouraging everyone to shop with our planet in mind.
As a mum, I’m passionate about doing a little each day to reduce our plastic waste and make our planet a better place for our children to grow up in. Now is the time to do our fair share! So I have created a subscription service via my online shop to offer you climate-kind concentrate refills direct to your door
That’s the Good & Proper way. And I can’t wait to welcome you soon.