Huskee has developed an innovative, reusable coffee cup that revolutionises the way takeaway coffee and disposable cups work. HuskeeCup is a reusable, recyclable cup made from discarded coffee husk. By using coffee husk in the production of HuskeeCup, hundreds of tonnes of waste material from coffee production are being recycled. The cup is resistant to breakage and cracking and can be used for years both in cafes and at home.
future minded coffee vessel
For both the coffee drinker and the café owner, disposable paper or plastic cups are a huge waste and ultimately contribute to landfill. HuskeeCup offers an environmentally sustainable vision to deliver a forward-thinking coffee vessel that eliminates waste and enhances every aspect of the café experience. Huskee’s brand new way of thinking has won awards from Master Baristas and the Specialty Coffee Association.
The HuskeeCup is made primarily from recycled husks of beans, a byproduct of coffee processing that would otherwise be thrown away by producers. Thanks to a clever lamellar design, these husks of beans combine to create a cup that is more break-resistant than ceramic and more heat-resistant than glass. The result is a durable and reliable reusable coffee mug that is free of BPA or other hazardous chemicals.
Café owners who have chosen HuskeeCups are thrilled with how easy they are to use. The cups are available in three standard sizes, all of which fit the same size saucer and can be transformed into a takeaway cup in an instant with a universal lid. Available in a variety of colours, the mugs are very Instagram-worthy and will match any cafe decor. You can count on Huskee’s mugs to last for years thanks to their durable design that has proven itself in harsh environments.
For added convenience for cafe owners and customers, there’s HuskeeSwap. Customer register as a member and then can participate in a globally unique cup exchange system, where every time he buys a coffee, he turns in a used cup and receives his order in another, freshly cleaned HuskeeCup. This way, there’s no waiting, no extra handling of lids and no stress of washing a reusable coffee cup somewhere. Cafes can register as HuskeeSwap locations, building a steady crowd of loyal HuskeeCup fans who will swap cups for years without ever sending plastic to the landfill and therefore can grow their customer base.
Coffee husks are organic waste produced during the grinding of coffee. Every year, during the harvest season, coffee producers are confronted with tonnes of raw waste in the form of coffee husks. After a coffee cherry is picked, it is fermented to develop its aroma and release the fruity pulp that surrounds the seed or bean. Once the desired period of time has passed, it is dried and ground. In the grinding phase of coffee production you get the husk, the last (penultimate if you count the silver skin) remaining layer before the precious green bean.
Huskee sources their husk from Yunnan Coffee Traders (YCT) in rural Southwest China, an emerging origin area for specialty coffee. They are located in the coffee belt, which like Panama, Colombia and Ethiopia are famous regions around the equator that are favourable for coffee cultivation.
Before the husks were used as a fertiliser buffer or fuel source – although not very efficiently. Huskee is the first company that addresses the problem of leftover husks being stacked, posing not only a fire risk but also a pest problem.
fair and equitable employer
Huskee strives to be a fair and equitable employer that is accountable to all of its stakeholders. This includes all wholesalers, café partners and coffee drinkers who choose its products and services to live more sustainable lives.
Huskee takes part in the rigorous certification process that includes five assessment areas that help companies measure their impact in a holistic way and compare best practices. It covers community, environment, workers, governance and customers and is an ongoing and transparent process that must be reviewed every three years.
The use of green energy, minimal and responsible packaging, employee policies, and enforcement of compliance and working conditions at offshore manufacturers have helped shift the priority from shareholders to stakeholders.