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Reusable sleeves for your favorite coffee. Add style and reduce waste on your next trip to the coffee shop.
Reusable sleeves for your favorite coffee. Add style and reduce waste on your next trip to the coffee shop.
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Take a break from the mundane style of cardboard coffee sleeves with a beautiful, laser cut wood sleeve. These are made in small quantities by us in our shop in Olympia. We're in coffee country and go through a lot of coffee cups.  These sleeves are reusable, saving cardboard.  The spring and surface finish of the wood keep the sleeve on the cup better, so it's there when you need. They feel great in your hand. 

The tabs are styled as coffee beans, to let everyone know you're really into coffee. They are designed to allow you to easily open and close the sleeve.

I've been experimenting with kerf bending plywood and decided to try making a cup sleeve. I'd seen a simple one in a photo, but wanted something with a better design. By incorporating patterns and designing the coffee bean connector tabs, I've made it into something unique for your morning cup.

We'll make in natural and dark stained versions, in the two patterns shown below. The sleeves will be finished with our hand mixed and hand applied oil and beeswax finish.

DIamond Pattern in Dark stain
DIamond Pattern in Dark stain

 

DIamond Pattern in Dark stain
DIamond Pattern in Dark stain

 

Diamond Pattern in Natural Wood
Diamond Pattern in Natural Wood

 

Pin Pattern in Dark Stain
Pin Pattern in Dark Stain

 

Pin Pattern in Natural Wood
Pin Pattern in Natural Wood

 

Designs Copyright Kevin Warner, 2018

Kerf Cuff and Kerf Kuff trademarks of MIY Olympia

Risks and challenges

Through many design iterations and much testing, the versions we're offering are worked out. Production will be similar to other items we make.

Packaging for shipping will need to be finalized.

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