Yes, we know you love your coffee. But when you really love your coffee, wouldn’t you want to drink it from a cup made from coffee, too. Impossible? It used to be, but not anymore with Kaffeeform, a new material that can be used to produce durable and washable tableware.
Developed by Julian Lechner, the new material combines the coffee grounds with various raw ingredients, creating a formulation that’s both fascinating and unique. He doesn’t exactly say what those other materials are, but the results are impressive, with the new formulation able to produce tableware that’s as good as any sitting in your kitchen.
Kaffeeform’s first product is a cup-and-saucer set that should finally allow coffee drinkers to enjoy their steaming hot joe on a vessel made from discards of previously-brewed cups of the same beverage, making for an instant conversation piece, whether you’re serving a group of guests at home or a large group post-dinner. More fascinating, though, is the appearance. The cups and saucers all bear a unique marblewood appearance and the unmistakable scent of coffee, both of which are a direct result of the recycled ingredients included in the formulation. Now, imagine those same characteristics on plates, bowls, and other dining table staples -- pretty awesome.
As of now, Kaffeeform is only producing the cups and saucers in small batches. You can order directly from the outfit when they show up at festivals, as well as online via their website. Price is €25 for a cup and saucer set, with discounts available for volume orders.