The Kreis Cup: Giving Coffee A Second Life

The Kreis Cup is a durable and reusable cup made from recycled coffee grounds and plant-based materials. It even smells like coffee!

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If you're a true coffee lover like we are, THIS IS THE CUP FOR YOU! 👀

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The Kreis Cup is a biodegradable and reusable cup made from used coffee grounds and plant-based materials, free of petroleum-based plastics. It is heat resistant and designed to keep your coffee hot longer.

It comes in two versions: Kreis Travel Cup and Kreis Latte Cup. Both are break resistant and dishwasher friendly, which makes them suitable for home and commercial use.

Kreis means circle, resembling our circular economy model based on the regeneration of natural materials into a sustainable product. The Kreis Cup is an alternative to disposable paper cups and aims to replace the end-of-life concept of used coffee grounds.

Our story is very simple. 

Just like most of you, we drink coffee every morning and are left with a dirty coffee filter containing wet coffee grounds that need to be discarded and washed away, many times creating a nice smelling mess. 

Just like disposable coffee paper cups, these coffee grounds end up in a landfill, where they take months to decompose.

As an experiment, we started accumulating this “waste“ daily in our home and reached 4 pounds of coffee grounds in one month. 

We couldn’t stop thinking about all the coffee grounds thrown away in coffee shops and asked ourselves: "What if this waste is not really meant to be waste?"

By using used coffee grounds collected from local coffee shops, restaurants, offices and hotels we are recycling millions of tons of coffee waste that otherwise ends up in landfills causing numerous problems such as the production of greenhouse gasses and acidic leachate, which can damage the surrounding soil where they are disposed.

The Kreis Cup is free from petroleum-based plastics or any other environment harming substances. It is 100% sustainable, reusable and recyclable. The Kreis Way, our recycle program is intended to collect Kreis Cups at the end of their life span and repurpose them into new cups, never touching the landfill.

The Kreis Cup is designed and engineered to last for years in homes, coffee shops, offices, hotels or restaurants.

Made from recycled coffee grounds and innovative ecological materials, our Kreis Cup will take your coffee experience to the next level due to its natural coffee scent.

The Kreis Cup is designed to keep your coffee hot longer and your iced coffee cold until the last sip, thanks to its double-walled insulation.*

The Kreis Cup is heat resistant and dishwasher safe. We understand no one wants to do more work.

The Kreis Cup is half the weight of regular reusable cups.

*Kreis Travel cup comes with double-walled insulation.   

 Ricardo and Daniela are a married couple that share the passion for coffee. They have visited the best coffee farms in the world located in Colombia to learn about every aspect of the coffee industry. 

Together with their Team, they've built a sustainable process to create products from the coffee waste. Their Team includes professionals from product design, engineering, and manufacturing, who have partnered with coffee roasters, shops and distributors to fulfill this dream of transforming the coffee industry. This has given them the expertise and knowledge to create an innovative solution to the coffee waste resulting in The Kreis Cups.

 

Comments

Manon G.
Manon G.
Jun 30, 2022

Can't wait to get it.

sarah m.
sarah m.
Jun 29, 2022

environmentally friendly and nice

adam a.
adam a.
Jun 2, 2022

Very pretty design

Stephane L.
Stephane L.
Jun 2, 2022

This is such a great idea! Reasonable price for 4 cups + saucers, shipping to Canada is 15$. Good luck with your project!