Disposable coffee cups are a massive source of waste. The US alone throws out over 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups every year, so an edible coffee cup sounds like it could be quite a good idea. Enter the ‘Scoff-ee,’ a coffee cup made from cookies, white chocolate, a thin layer of sugar and “infused aromas” that is set to launch at KFC locations in the UK. It doesn’t sound like it’ll be the healthiest thing in the world, but it does have a certain ring of “waste not, want not.”
The cup was designed by the Robin Collective and is engineered to allow one to drink one’s coffee from a cookie without finding oneself holding a soggy, scalding mess. The cookie forms the structure of the cup, while a white chocolate layer on the inside slowly melts—sweetening the coffee and protecting the cookie. The outside is wrapped in a thin layer of sugar paper—presumably protecting the cookie from crumbling, while also proudly announcing to the world that your coffee has been freshly purchased from that fast-food chicken place.
To add further intrigue to the edible coffee cup, the Robin Collective explains that the cookie are infused with aromas such as “Coconut Sun Cream, Freshly Cut Grass, and Wild Flowers.” A spokesperson told Metro UK that “the aromas used in our recipes… have a natural ability to evoke the positive memories we associate with warm weather, sunshine and summer holidays. Things that make everyone smile.” As opposed, one presumes, to the smell of fresh coffee.
The cups could hit the UK as early as this summer, but no word on when they might make it to the US.
Via Mental Floss
Images via KFC