Coffree Biodegradable Brew Eliminates a Cup of Waste a Day

 - Mar 1, 2011
References: yankodesign
Incentives to getting people to lug mugs to cafes haven't managed to catch, so a concept like this Coffree biodegradable brew might succeed where other schemes have failed.

Designers Young-woo Choi, Young-an Seok and Se-ryung Nam have developed this neatly packaged solution to the problem of paper waste. Essentially a sachet of instant coffee, this compostable eco-friendly product is easily toted within a pocket or a purse, costing your caffeine addiction less as well.

The Coffree biodegradable brew pouch looks a lot like a teabag, but it folds out and pops up to the form of a tall, squared, paper cup, complete with a stir stick derived from the seal. A simple splash of boiled water into the paper pocket and your black coffee is easily prepared. The environmentally friendly packaging will decompose naturally, leaving the earth free of the burden of this human habit.