It's no secret that reusable products are always better for the environment than disposable ones. And now, thanks to a small Australian company Huskee, there's an even more eco-friendly reusable coffee cup on the market. How can you make a reusable cup more eco-friendly than it already is, you ask? By creating the cup from materials that would have otherwise gone to waste--in this case, discarded coffee bean husks.
Yes, Huskee's coffee cups (appropriately called Huskee Cups) are actually made from coffee--or rather byproducts of the coffee production process.
As Huskee's kickstarter page explains, what we think of as "coffee beans" are really seeds from inside the coffee fruit. Around the outside of these seeds are tough, plastic-like casings, called husks. Roughly 1.48 million tons of coffee bean husks are leftover after the milling stage of the coffee production process, but there is currently no economically viable and sustainable way of dealing with these leftover husks. This is why the Huskee Cup was developed--to keep these byproducts from ending up as trash.
#Top7ReasonsYouWantaHuskeeCup Reason #3: It’s a cup with a story! Like every good coffee story, our story begins at origin... Each year, during the harvest season, our team are faced with tonnes of raw waste in the form of coffee husk from the processing of coffee. So we asked ourselves the question, “What can we do with this?” and this week we are Introducing #HuskeeCup. Share this post to spread the love! You never know, your friends might be thanking you for it later! #LiveNextWeek #Kickstarter #huskeecup
To make Huskee Cups, they begin by purchasing leftover husks from coffee growers in Asia. These husks are ground and combined with other natural ingredients to create a one-of-a-kind ceramic resin. It's because of this unique resin that makes the cups 100 percent recyclable. The resin is then poured into specially designed molds to create the cups, which derive their dark charcoal color from the natural ingredients present in the resin itself.
Calling all Cafes! What if we could offset 💯% of the waste produced by the industry through innovation and new ideas? That's our goal. And that's why this week, we're aiming to gather as many cafes as we can around the shared goal of #zerowaste. Give us a hand by talking about #HuskeeCup next time you order a flat white 👌 And if you're a cafe who's already backed us, we're busy crafting a post that you can share with your community to let them know the massive step you've taken to offset waste! Thank you!
Besides being made from all-natural materials that would have otherwise gone to waste, Huskee Cups are also uniquely styled, with a modern, minimalist look. And unlike traditional ceramic cups that leave your beverages cold after a short amount of time, these coffee cups are able to retain heat much longer.
Huskee is currently in the pre-production stage and have already reached their Kickstarter goal. Delivery is estimated to begin in early 2018.