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Saving the Planet one coffee cup at a time – Kinda.

Recyclable, reusable, biodegradable cups

This here is Alex, or you can call him “Mista Barista” (although we’re not sure he’ll respond to that). He’s a pretty neat guy. Makes great coffee. Loves Guitar Hero, volleyball and long walks on the beach (when it’s not cold). And we love him.

But as much as we love the guy, this post isn’t about Alex. It’s about the paper cup in front of him.

“Huh?” you may wonder. And who can blame you? Who writes about paper cups anyway?

We do apparently. Because we’re really proud of it. It’s made from all-natural sustainable resources. It doesn’t use petrochemicals as it’s lined with biopolymer made from all natural plant sugars. These cups are also fully compostable within 90 to 120 days.

Not only is it biodegradable, recyclable and made from plant material, it is also sturdy enough to keep your Intelligentsia coffee insulated and your fingers from getting burned. This means, no additional paper sleeves! See? We think of everything.

Because we’re trying to be as green as possible, we are big fans of this product, and we hope you are too.

Calling all commuters (and folks who just want some hot beverage to go), please come and test these cups and tell us what you think. Your feedback is important to us.

And while you’re waiting for your coffee to go (which won’t take long, we assure you – you’ll catch that bus or train!), Alex can also tell a mean knock-knock joke to keep you entertained. What a talented guy huh? (No pressure, Alex).

4 responses »

  1. My partner got a cup of coffee last week and had trouble with the new cup. The lid wouldn’t stay on and it splashed right away. He fixed the top and thought that was that, but then in the car, it splashed again and he lost about a quarter of his coffee. The first cups you guys had were great, the lids stayed on tight and they worked well. Maybe the first new cup experience was a fluke?

  2. Hi Ben – thank you for your feedback. We took a couple of days to Sherlock Holmes this matter and from what we gathered, it appears that your first experience may have been a fluke.

    Regardless, it’s not cool that the cup failed on you and we’re awfully sorry about that. Hopefully in the future you won’t encounter the same issues. Not that we’re trying to make you buy more coffee…wait a minute. Scratch that. Yes, please come back and try the cup again and let us know if the same thing happens. Likewise, let us know if it worked as it should. Then we can high five and move on to pastries. Mmm… 🙂

  3. Awesome cups, awesome awareness. Maybe it’s also worth mentioning that people can also be awesome and level up to super-awesome by bringing their own re-usable travel mugs!

    • You’re so right, Josh. We should have mentioned that as it would’ve been the most eco-friendly choice of all! Sorry, totally spaced and thanks for your feedback. We’ll try to sneak that into a future post or FB update somewhere as a reminder because it really is a better way to go!


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