Innovative coffee cups made from grounds and biscuits

June 26, 2015

What better way to reuse the countless measures of used coffee grounds than to recycle and recreate? Berlin designer Julian Lechner conceived a process of blending the high volume of discarded beans with renewable materials to produce the Kaffeeform cup and saucer duo. It took five years of research and a team of designers to create a unique formula with lightweight, washable and durable properties.

It's an awesome idea as the cups and saucers maintain some of their original coffee aroma which contributes to the full-bodied flavour. As long as the constituent beans weren't passed out the bottom of a civet cat, I'm all for it.

Venezuelan designer Enrique Luis Sardi produced the ultimate sugary hit for Lavazza - a cookie cup that most certainly promotes the "moment on the lips, lifetime on your hips" theory. Lined with sugar icing which insulates the exterior and adds sweetness to the brew, once you've skulled your caffeine you can then chomp on the cup its served in. Granted it's not really renewable but it is upcycled (into calories). A chocolate version is rumoured.

 

WHT WARNING: Excess sugar in your diet can cause extreme cravings and irrational behaviour but dark chocolate directly after lunch is an exception.

 

 

 




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