A new environmentally-friendly coffee shop is opening in Richmond this May.

Joining the heart of George Street, Kiss the Hippo Coffee will use only organic and ethically-sourced beans.

The green business has also pledged to only use compostable cups, straws and cutlery and will send waste coffee grounds to be converted to to biofuels.

Kiss the Hippo said: "Our mission is to create a new standard by offering an atmosphere dedicated to design and comfort, but with a social feel.

"Contemporary and stylish interiors will ensure guests have a very different space in which to work, hold impromptu meetings or relax with friends and family.

"In order to enhance our community feel, we will be organising our workshops for those who want to dive into the depths of coffee knowledge.

"Our ties with the neighbourhood will be further strengthened through links with local charities."

Kiss the Hippo’s food will be created each day in the kitchen from ingredients sourced mainly by local farmers.