I just traipsed downstairs to get a coffee from my non-normal vendor (our building coffee bar is on break).
I handed the barista my mug (standard issue 16 oz travelers mug- not handmade) and request a 16 oz skinny mocha.
The milk is frothing and espresso steaming, and my barista is stirring… into a paper cup? She made up the drink in a paper cup, then poured it into my cup and handed it to me, throwing away the paper cup she mixed in after our transaction.
I was too surprised to offer her a gentle and polite prodding on the spot. I use a nonpaper cup for its superior thermal qualities and to avoid the paper cup = trash cycle. I can’t believe she wouldn’t realize my offer of a non-paper cup wouldn’t reveal my tendencies towards reducing waste. I wasn’t just after the 10 cents off offer.
How should I go back and bring this up?