Berlin based start-up wins Design Award for its innovative use of spent coffee grounds to create stylish, durable, reusable coffee cups.
These cool reusable coffee cups are made from old recyclable coffee grounds
Berlin based start-up Kaffeeform recently won the Red Dot Product Design Award 2018 for its innovative use of old recyclable coffee grounds to create stylish, durable, reusable coffee cups. German designer Julian Lechner is behind the brand which combines used coffee grounds with natural glues to create a new material.
Kaffeeform uses this wasted resource to creative a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative
‘As the global coffee consumption is steadily growing, the coffee grounds that are basically waste, will be available en masse‘, Lechner told Designboom. ‘Kaffeeform uses this wasted resource to creative a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to products based on mineral oils.’
Once the final shape is set, the material is dish washer friendly and long-lasting, and can be used over and over again. As well as a series of small espresso cups featuring a handle on the side and a matching curved saucer, Kaffeeform has also create cappuccino cups and its latest – a take-away styled cup. the cups are available to buy from the Kaffeeform website, and can be purchased as individual units, or in sets of 4, 6 and 8.