KeepCup cups comes in four sizes: XS, S, M and L, which equates to 4oz, 8oz, 12oz and 16oz. Now I don't know about you, but I like my coffee strong, so 4oz and 8oz are perfect depending on the type of drink you like. 4oz cups are for espressos and 8oz are for milk-based espresso drinks like flat white and latte. If you like iced drinks, then either 12oz and 16oz will suit you, and I suspect these two larger cups will be popular among fans of Starbucks brand of bland coffee.
|My partner's KeepCup|
The awesome thing about KeepCup cups, apart from the bits about promoting sustainability, is the cheer amount of customisation possibilities. The cups are made of four separate parts, each of which are available in many colours, and which can be removed and interchangeable among the size S, M and L cup sizes (XS has a different lid, plug and band size). Bands, lids, cups and plugs can each be ordered separately as spare parts.
Now my math isn't up to scratch, but I reckon there are thousands if not tens of thousands of possible colour combinations.. If you are a brand, you can even customise the rubber band with a logo, and sell them at your own on-site coffee shop or cafe, or even as part of a giveaway (any PRs reading this should take note). Think of the possibilities. An Android or Windows Phone branded band? I would want one or each.
If you happen to live in London, the Independent Coffee Guide book contains a list of coffee shops that sells KeepCup cups. These includes Nude Espresso, Store Street Espresso, Lantana and the various Taylor St Baristas dotted around town. Prices of cups costs from £8, but discounts are available for bulk and group orders. Pricey perhaps for something that doesn't actually keep your drink warm but at least you will be assured that it will fit into most barista's machines. And you will also doing the environment a huge favour.