Cupffee is a unique product not only because it’s delicious, but its whole production process is completely zero waste. Isn’t that cool?
How it all started
The world uses 500 billion plastic cups every year. Because the alternatives to plastic cups weren’t good enough, we decided to create Cupffee. Cupffee is a phenomenon in the sustainable world. The novel idea to make the world more sustainable was born in 2010. There was a big issue that needed to be addressed and we gathered the exceptional minds of coffee lovers with the inner drive to make the planet greener. Our journey began with the development of the perfect recipe for an edible cup that can sustain a hot beverage for more than 12 hours. The company was founded back in 2014. In 2018 we started industrial production and by 2020 we relocated to a large new production facility and further invested in a fully automated production line.
What Cupffee really is
Cupffee is a delicious and edible cookie cup that perfectly complements your coffee or dessert. It is a sustainable and tasty alternative to plastic and paper cups. Cupffee is made of natural ingredients only. Combined with an eco-friendly production process, Cupffee is 100% GMO-free and vegan with no artificial colourants, sweeteners, or preservatives. Thanks to its thermal and moisture resistance, Cupffee stays crunchy for at least 40 minutes and would not leak for hours! Cupffee is neatly suited in a stylish protective carton holder that makes it easy for you to hold the cup without touching its surface. And to hold our sustainability promise, we produce the holder from recyclable material. Cupffee comes in 2 different sizes. Our 110 ml cup is ideal for espresso or short drinks, and our 220 ml cup is perfectly suitable for cappuccino, flat white or tea. The unique recipe of the cup does not alter the taste of the beverage. Cupffee aims for zero waste production, therefore, the leftovers are later used to make other edible products.
Where we are now
Our current capacity is approximately 3 million cups per month. Due to the increase of global demand, we plan on doubling or even tripling our volumes within the next 2 years. Cupffee cups are made in the industrial centre of the Balkans – Plovdiv, Bulgaria. When it comes to industrial production, Bühler is the right partner for us and our work in the future.
Check out how we make our edible cups: