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By Huskee Pty Ltd
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About this project

 

 

Like every good coffee story, our story begins at origin...

The coffee farm in Yunnan (Border of China & Myanmar) where we source our husk.
The coffee farm in Yunnan (Border of China & Myanmar) where we source our husk.

Each year, during the harvest season, our team are faced with tonnes of raw waste in the form of coffee husk from the processing of coffee.

With mountains of beautiful organic material piling up around us and no sustainable way to deal with it, we asked ourselves the question, “What can we do with this?”

 


HuskeeCup
is a reusable, recyclable cup made from discarded coffee husk. It's chip and crack resistant, and is designed to last years in both cafe and home environments.

Engineered to keep your coffee hotter for longer, HuskeeCup is durable and comfortable to hold. It's dishwasher friendly and comes in a range of sizes, with a one-size-fits-all Universal Saucer.

By using coffee husk in the creation of HuskeeCup, we are recycling hundreds of tonnes of waste material from the production of coffee. Our dream is to realize sustainability for cafes and home users while achieving zero waste at the farm. HuskeeCup is the first step in fulfilling this mission.

HuskeeCup is available in 6oz, 8oz and 12oz cups sizes, with a Universal Saucer that matches them all.
HuskeeCup is available in 6oz, 8oz and 12oz cups sizes, with a Universal Saucer that matches them all.

 

 

Coffee husk is an organic waste material that's produced at the milling stage of coffee production. 

Coffee is the seed of a fruit; husk is a layer of shell (parchment) around that seed.
Coffee is the seed of a fruit; husk is a layer of shell (parchment) around that seed.

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 carbonized 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.

Want to better understand where husk comes from in the processing of coffee? Click below to download the infographic:

 

 

 

 

 

Whilst aiming to revolutionize waste reduction in the production of coffee, we also saw an opportunity in HuskeeCup to innovate a cup that redefines consumer expectations. 

The result? A cup that outperforms ceramics in its design, functionality and eco-awesomeness.

   

HuskeeCup has already been used (and loved) by coffee experts and home users all over the world! From receiving this year's SCA Design Lab 'Coffee Vessel' Award to appearing at the 2017 US Barista Championships, here's what people are saying about HuskeeCup:

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

Now you can create your own reward, by choosing a combination of our Packs, and Bolt-On Packs (below)!

 
Bolt-On Packs

Bolt-on packs can be added to any reward. To include a Bolt-On Pack (or packs, cause there's no limit!), simply select your reward and add the amount for the Bolt-On to your pledge. Then send us a quick message letting us know which Bolt-Ons you selected!

(Please note: For Bolt-On Packs, exact shipping will be calculated after the campaign ends.)

 

 

Every dollar contributed to our campaign goes toward making HuskeeCup a reality. Now that we've gone beyond our first goal, we want to celebrate by adding new features to HuskeeCup, including a Mystery Goal that we can't wait to share!

 

HuskeeCup is a contributor to realizing #ZeroWaste in the production of coffee. With campaigns like ABC's #WarOnWaste and the SCA’s continual focus on sustainability in the coffee supply chain, HuskeeCup is a timely solution for anyone and everyone who loves coffee!


Please take a few seconds to click these links and share HuskeeCup with your friends - it really could make all the difference in bringing our project to life! Thanks for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

  

 

The Huskee team are a group of people who've come together to create products from the waste material of coffee production. 

Our team includes professionals involved in every aspect of the industry, from growing, exporting, roasting, all the way to brewing coffee. We know and love coffee from the farm to the cafe! Our team has harnessed decades of industry experience to create the first ever product in the Huskee range: HuskeeCup.  

1. Where do you source the coffee husk from? 

We currently source our husk from coffee farms in Yunnan (China/Myanmar border). Yunnan is a burgeoning specialty coffee region where members of our team have been working in partnership with local farmers for the last decade (See www.ynct.co to learn more about our Yunnan partners). However, 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.

2. Is HuskeeCup reusable? 

Yes! HuskeeCup is designed to last for years (even in a cafe environment). It's recyclable, durable and it doesn't chip or crack easily.

3. Does HuskeeCup effect flavour or taste?

No. Drinking from HuskeeCup has no effect on the taste of your beverage.

4. Is HuskeeCup dishwasher friendly? 

HuskeeCup is dishwasher friendly. Plus, we've made grooves in the base of HuskeeCup that function as channels for liquid to drain instantly after a dishwashing cycle.

5. Does HuskeeCup come in different sizes? 

We've designed HuskeeCup with a full range of cafe-ready sizes. The sizes available through our Kickstarter campaign will be the 6oz (180ml), 8oz (240ml) and 12oz (360ml) HuskeeCups, with a Universal Saucer. After we go to full production, we will also be releasing the 4oz (120ml) and 10oz (300ml) cups!

6. Is HuskeeCup hot to hold? 

No. HuskeeCup's materiality increases the cup's thermal retention properties, whilst it's fins protect your hands from the heat of the drink by minimising the surface area that your hands come into contact with!

In short, this means you get to enjoy hotter coffee for longer!

7. Will there be a lid for my HuskeeCup? 

We are currently designing and developing a universal lid for all sizes of HuskeeCup. This will make HuskeeCup an even more sustainable solution, allowing you to take it on the run or to your local cafe! Who knows, if the campaign goes well, we might even have this ready to ship at the same time as your rewards! ;)

8. Why are there no Universal Saucers available for the home pack reward options?

With so many sizes in the HuskeeCup range, establishing viable reward combinations was challenging. Because of this, we decided to only introduce the Universal Saucer for the larger packs. However, if you are just buying a Home Pack and would like a set of Universal Saucers to compliment your Huskeecups, then you will have the option of adding them to your order after our campaign is done.

9. Is HuskeeCup Microwave friendly?

Our current prototypes are microwave friendly, and we are confident that the final version of HuskeeCup will also have this quality!

 

Risks and challenges

When developing a new product, there are always inherent risks and challenges. Despite the extensive experience our team has in product development, production management, and international logistics, there is always the risk of delay in operations due to unforeseen circumstances.

Having successfully developed prototypes that were used at the 2017 US Barista Championships, we are ready for the mass production stage – with your help. Upon the successful completion of our campaign, we will go into production in September and have your rewards shipped between December (2017) and January (2018).

All of our backers will be kept in the loop on our progress both during and following our campaign. If any issues arise that result in us being unable to fulfil your rewards, we will address the situation with transparency and fairness in accordance with Kickstarter policy. Nonetheless, we are confident in our ability to deliver on schedule and with the highest level of quality!

Thanks in advance for your support and for backing our project! We look forward to shipping HuskeeCup to a worldwide community of backers and to partnering together in making this sustainable product a reality.

Please note that current images and footage of the HuskeeCup are prototypes; as such, the end product may slightly differ.

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