HuskeeCup is taking on coffee husk waste to create durable, reusable ceramic coffee cups that are sustainable and keeps coffee hotter for longer.
The average coffee fiend is responsible for the annual production of some 6.6 pounds of coffee husk waste, according to HuskeeTech, the Australian company behind the sustainable HuskeeCup.
HuskeeCup, which is designed to last for years, features a stunning fin-like design, making it easy to handle and grip. The aesthetically pleasing pleat design, while retaining the heat of the coffee, also protects hands from the heat by minimising the surface area that hands come into contact with.
Available in several sizes, HuskeeCup comes with a one-size-fits-all saucer for dining in, and a universal lid for carrying out. It is designed to be used both at home and in cafes.
Coffee husk is an organic waste material that’s produced at the milling stage of coffee production. At the end of the harvest, coffee farmers are left with tonnes of this organic material. While it has previously been used as a fertilizer supplement and even a carbonised fuel source, there is currently no economically viable and sustainable way of dealing with it. HuskeeCup is the first solution of its kind to address this issue.
HuskeeTech currently source coffee husk from coffee farms in Yunnan, a province in southern China which borders Myanmar.
HuskeeTech said: “As demand for HuskeeCup increases, our network of farms (i.e., husk providers) will first increase regionally and then internationally. Partner farms around the world are waiting with great expectation to participate in a viable way to reduce waste in the production of coffee!
“By using coffee husk as the raw material in HuskeeCup, we are helping to create additional (and eco-friendly) revenue streams for coffee farmers.”
HuskeeCup is available to pre-order via Indie GoGo
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