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These Waste-Free Coffee Cups Are Made From Discarded Coffee Bean Husks

By Maria Cook

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.