OK the title may be a tad misleading, as this is actually about the cup and saucer you use for the experience……what you actually end up drinking will only be as good as the coffee you put in it, but don't let that detract you from what is a super creation from the independent company Kaffeeform.
Kaffeeform is an innovative recycled material made from used coffee grounds and renewable raw materials. After five years of experimentation and investigation, a unique formula was created to transform old coffee into new products.
To demonstrate the boundless possibilities of this new material, the designers produced Kaffeeform coffee cups – cups themselves made out of used coffee! Kaffeeform products have a number of notable characteristics: the surface of Kaffeeform has the appearance of dark marblewood and is unique to each piece, the smell of coffee is retained in the finished pieces and they are lightweight, washable and durable and so ideal for repeated coffee consumption.
The material itself and the series of coffee cups made from recycled coffee grounds were exhibited for the first time in public at the Amsterdam Coffee Festival to much intrigue and interest. An initial production run of 250 Kaffeeform cups was offered exclusively at the fair stand, and sold out immediately, but they have since become available to buy from their website, and are reasonably priced at £18 for a cup and saucer, £29 for 2 cups and saucers, and £50 for 4 and 4.
The amount of daily coffee consumption world-wide is growing, thus the potential of reusing its waste for further uses is enormous. Kaffeeform is a sustainable material that aims to take advantage of these readily available waste materials to become an alternative to petrochemical based structural plastics.
For more information please head on over to their website here.