With less than 48 hours to go, we have officially released Huskee's Universal Lid!
The Universal Lid makes HuskeeCup the perfect travel cup solution, saving potentially millions of takeaway cups from piling up in landfill.
Huskee's Universal Lid is made from the same material as HuskeeCup itself, thereby saving even more husk waste, and creating even better heat retention!
For instructions on how to add these to your order, simply scroll down to our 'Bolt On' Rewards section. If you are an existing backer, then read this.
Like every good coffee story, our story begins at origin...
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.
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 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 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.
(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 that will benefit our backers!
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.
Here are some of the partners who have helped us along the journey:
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (35 days)