Here’s a new take on the sustainable coffee cup revolution. The Unocup (translation ‘onecup’ to those that don’t speak fluent Italian) is a paper cup with a twist. Actually it’s more of a fold than a twist as the Unocup is a cup without a lid. The plastic lid being the evil necessity for other paper cup designs.
Think of it as origami meets coffee. You fold the top of the paper cup over to seal the warm delicious golden nectar inside, and sip through a hole in one of the corners.
This is alas where my skeptic alter self reminds me that I always take the lid off my coffee when I drink it. I dislike sipping through a tiny hole, it seems to affect the taste somehow. We also need to see how hot they feel in the hand, and how they perform in the real world.
For coffee shops to adopt them, they must be practical, and it’s not only about cost, but delivery, stackability, and durability.