Kaffeeform Coffee Cups will be like a “trusty old friend” to coffee fiends for these dinky cups are made out of the very brown stuff they love.
Kaffeeform combines used coffee grounds and particles of wood from sustainable sources and binds them together with natural glues to create a liquid material that can be moulded to create usable objects.
Berlin-based designer, Julian Lechner spent five years developing the product which transforms old coffee grounds into new products.
The cute small cups, which also comes with saucers, are perfect for espresso. Each cup, which is unique in its look, is made from around six servings of grounds.
Julian Lechner collects leftover coffee grounds from his local cafes in Berlin to turn the grounds into these beautiful moulded cups and saucers. With sustainability at the heart of the business, Kaffeeform Coffee Cups are packaged and sold in reused coffee bags.
Julian Lechner said: “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.”
The company also gives back to the local community, pairing up with Mosaik Berlin, which teams up small businesses with workers who are mentally and physically disabled, providing them with a paid job.
Mosaik employees, working from the company’s headquarters in Berlin, dry and compress the coffee grounds in a special oven, and then package them up in bags to be delivered to a factory where the Kaffeeform Coffee Cups are then manufactured.
Kaffeeform are currently working on producing a range of larger coffee mugs.
Kaffeeform Coffee Cups are available online from Kaffeeform
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com