Reusable Coffee Cup - 12oz - by KeepCup
KeepCup is the ultimate reusable takeaway coffee cup, which replaces the need for paper cups. Sourced from a sustainable cork forest in Portugal, the cork band is light, antibacterial, and biodegradable.
KeepCup have continued this limited edition cork version sourced from a sustainable cork forest in Portugal. The cork band is light, antibacterial, biodegradable, protects your hands from heat, and is fully natural. With a glass cup, this is the ultra-premium version of KeepCup. Baristas love KeepCups because they fit under the group heads of most espresso machines and are easy to pour latte art into. Coffee drinkers love KeepCups because they come in loads of fabulous colours, are spill-proof, and have a beautifully designed plug to open and close the lid. Designed and manufactured in Australia.
Colours: Black Lid
- Heat Resistant Tempered Soda Lime Glass
- Glass is Independently Verified to not have Lead or Cadmium
- KeepCup uses Recycled Waste Cork Material from the Wine Industry and Only Cork that is Sustainably Sourced from the Ancient Cork Oak Forests of Portugal
- Plastic Parts are BPA and BPS Free Polypropylene
- Polypropylene Alloy #7 Lid
- LDPE #4 Plug
- Estimated break-even with disposable cup: 15 uses
This product is composed of heat-resistant tempered glass, recycled cork, and BPA and BPS free polypropylene.
This product comes packaged with a paper tag that is recyclable through paper or single-stream recycling.
This product is an alternative for a single-use, disposable coffee cups.
END OF LIFE
This product should be used for as long as possible and then donated to give it a new life. Otherwise, it is recyclable through single-stream recycling. The cork component is compostable.
It started in a Melbourne cafe with a simple idea: keep it and use it again. When siblings Abigail and Jamie Forsyth started a café business in Melbourne in 1998, disposable cups were entering the public landscape; the signifier of a busy professional life and a vibrant independent coffee scene.
As the business grew, so did their concerns about the volume of packaging being consumed, particularly disposable cups; lined with polyethylene, they were non-recyclable.
In 2007, following the successful trial of a reusable soup mug, and the unsuitabilty of existing thermoses and mugs for refill in a café environment, they decided to design and manufacture their own – a barista standard reusable cup for people to enjoy better coffee on the go.
They took a huge gamble that usability, low-impact manufacturing and design aesthetics could drive behaviour change and make a difference to how people think about convenience culture.
The first KeepCups were sold to coffee-loving Melbournians in 2009 at an independent design market. Right away people recognised KeepCup as the solution to a problem they were concerned about - single-use packaging and the volume of waste entering the environment. The reuse movement grew from there, consumer driven with the endorsement and support of the café and roaster community.
The goal was always to kick start behaviour change, from discard to reuse – to deliver a positive global campaign that would change the status quo. Today, KeepCup has grown to define a product category.
KeepCups are now used in more than 75 countries around the world and users, or reusers, divert millions of disposable cups from landfill every day. Their actions inspire others to do the same.