Coffee cups made out of… Coffee

Sounds a little strange, doesn’t it? Drinking coffee out of a cup made out of coffee. It shouldn’t come too much of a surprise, since other plant matter is common in cups already (I’m talking about paper/cardboard cups). But, making cups out of coffee, specifically its waste materials, coffee grounds and husks, is a novel idea, now that we’re trying to curb excessive plastic usage.

The HuskeeCup

Coffee husk waste is typically a costly, environmental issue. Coffee grounds in general are just tossed without much second thought (I’ve written about creative usages for them). The integration of husks in cups allows for a sustainable, unique, and surprisingly durable product (HuskeeCup). Using coffee ground in cups, in contrast, have the added benefit of a unique texture and have a slight smell of coffee (Kaffeeform).