Think Coffee pilots Huskee Cup Swap program

Think Coffee is piloting the Huskee Cup Swap program at its 73 8th Ave location near 14th St in Manhattan, with all other locations to follow soon.

Under this innovative program, anyone who brings in a used Huskee Cup will have their beverage served in a clean, sanitized replacement.  Customers who want to avoid single-use cups no longer have to worry about cleaning their own travel mug because Think Coffee takes care of the dirty work for them.

An estimated 600 billion coffee cups end up in landfills each year because they cannot be recycled. The aim of the Think Coffee Huskee Cup Swap is to put a small dent in this environmental disaster by reducing the reliance on single use coffee cups.

Taylor Bloom, a lead barista at Think Coffee’s 8th Ave location said: “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our customers to consume less.  The key was finding a cup that everyone will want to use regularly.  The Huskee Cups have a great design, easy to clean and to drink from.  Plus, they are made out of an organic byproduct of the coffee milling process, and so are extra eco-friendly.”

Available for purchase for $15 at Think Coffee, Huskee Cups are made out of 50% coffee husk (waste from the coffee production process) and 50% post-consumer plastic. They are designed for durability and cleanability and can be turned back into new Huskee Cups at the end of their useful life.

About Think CoffeeThink Coffee is an independent NYC coffee company with 10 locations in Manhattan and a roastery and bakery in Brooklyn. Think’s mission is to improve the circumstances of the most vulnerable in the coffee supply chain, and has been composting its cups, lids and other packaging for the past 7 years.

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One response to “Think Coffee pilots Huskee Cup Swap program”

  1. Patricia McGovern says:

    “Plus, they are made out of an organic byproduct of the coffee milling process, and so are extra eco-friendly.”

    Up to 50% of the cup is made from coffee bean husks . . . the rest is a polypropylene, a petroleum-based product. I, for one, would not want my hot coffee leachinging chemicals from the polypropylene cup. There seems to be a lot of equivocation and disingenuous info on the HuskeeCup site as to the make-up of their product and its recyclability. I would love for it to be a green solution but I am afraid it is flawed.

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