Annabel Townsend is a writer and coffee geek from the U.K., now settled in Regina. She owns The Penny University Bookstore and can often be found delivering books and coffee around the city on a bakfiet cargobike.
Latest from Annabel Townsend
From crowbars to block parties: the difference neighbours can make
It took a move to Regina to teach me the difference neighbours can make.
Disposable coffee cups shouldn't be your biggest environmental concern — it's the coffee itself
With the proposed ban on single-use plastics, coffee bars like mine in Regina may have to rethink our take-out cup options. But that is a minor issue compared to the problems faced by coffee producers in becoming more environmentally sustainable: They often don’t have the money to.