The cork series are glass barista sized reusable cups made from fully tempered soda lime glass, featuring a natural cork band. Usability and aesthetics have been prioritised in the design of this product, making them a desirable and luxurious alternative to disposable cups.
Thyme comes with a Cork band, Green Jade lid (pantone 3268c) and Chartreuse plug (pantone 374c).
– For best results hand wash only.
– Lid off can be heated to 110 degrees.
– Made from toughened soda lime glass – not unbreakable, but surprisingly durable.
We think our drinks taste better in a KeepCup as there are no horrible materials holding it and we love the glass and cork combination.
KeepCups are environmentally friendly, reusable, sustainable, and allow you to strive towards a more zero-waste lifestyle.
In 2009, Simon Lockrey from the Centre for Design at RMIT completed a Symapro Life Cycle Analysis which has independently verified the sustainability claims of KeepCup.
“Many small acts will make a phenomenal difference”.
KeepCups mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups. They do this by delivering sustainably made products that make a real difference and change how we think about convenience culture. They have kick-started the demise of disposable, environmentally damaging products. They plan to lift reuse rates to 40% in the “to go” environment.
A Melbourne-based brother & sister started a café business called Bluebag in 1998. As the business grew, they became increasingly concerned about the volume of packaging waste that their business and customers consumed. They looked to purchase and sell reusable cups as an alternative to disposable, but observed that not only were existing options unsuitable for specialty coffee, they hadn’t won the hearts of consumers. Ceramic mugs were heavy, breakable, needing to be heated prior to filling and impossible to dose correctly with milk and coffee. Thermoses were bulky, unattractive and invariably the coffee shot had to be poured into the thermos destroying the crema on the shot. Further to this, both options were made of composite materials, making them dishwasher unfriendly and difficult to recycle at the end of life. So they decided to make their own. They recognised that usability and aesthetics were reasons for poor take up of reusables as an alternative to disposable cups and applied their extensive café experience to ensure their product – the KeepCup, would work behind the coffee machine as well as for the user.
KeepCup pride themselves in applying local assembly and local printing of packaging and point of sale materials, reducing the environmental footprint. KeepCup is also less plastic. Disposable cups are lined with polyethylene and have a polystyrene lid, so there is enough plastic in 28 disposable cups to make one small KeepCup.