Did you know that in the UK we use a whopping 7 million disposable coffee cups every day – that’s 2.5 billion every year! With less than 1 per cent of coffee cups being recycled and a mega amount of mamas powered by the sweet stuff that is caffeine, this International Coffee Day we thought it was only right to celebrate the ethical way.
If like us you’re guilty of indulging in the ‘grab and go’ disposable coffee cup culture that has been the norm since we can remember coffee giants hitting our high street, it’s not too late to change up your habit.
First stop – a gorgeous reusable coffee cup, second stop – a trip to your local coffee haunt for a daily fill and fix with said cup in hand! With a host of keep cups now on the market, the choice is plentiful, but with babe in tow, which is the most practical?
Take a look at our favourite six reusable coffee cups on the market which not only boast plastic-free benefits but also look kinda pretty perched upon your pram too – enter one smug mama set to save the Earth one espresso at a time…
ASHORTWALK RCUP REUSABLE COFFEE CUP – £12.00
The rCUP is the world’s first reusable coffee cup and travel mug made from recycled paper coffee cups. 100% leak proof and push open – this is the ideal pop and go goodie for a short (or a long!) walk with the kids!
JOCO ARMY 8oz – £16.00
Thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted to enhance your coffee ritual. The world’s leading baristas helped JOCO develop this chic 100% plastic-free cup.
KEEP CUP ESPRESSO – £19.00
Toughened soda lime glass featuring sustainably sourced natural cork available in 8oz (small), 12oz (medium) and 16oz (large).
SOL CUP – 16oz – £21.00
Hand blown glass cups using materials that keep the heat in and the nasties out. Thermal silicone sleeves come in array of colour to personalise your signature SoL Cup
FRANK GREEN – STAINLESS STEEL 10oz
A sleek stainless steel smart cup that is vacuum-insulated and double-walled, designed to retain heat for up to 12 hours. Perfect for long journeys with the babes.
STOJO BIGGIE – $19.99
The Stojo Biggie is collapsible and reusable. It’s a convenient alternative to bulky travel mugs and optional straw is great for switching to smoothies for the tots.
Where on the high street can I get a discount for reusing my cup…
Pret a Manager: 50p off / Starbucks: 25p off / Costa: 25p off / Paul: 25p off / Patisserie Valerie: 50p off / Gregs: 20p off / Crosstown Doughnuts: 20p off / Ground espresso bars: 50p off / Leon: 30p off
Meet Harmony, Latitude and Reflect – no not the latest Paw Patrol characters but three dinky 4oz KeepCups perfect for decanting babyccinos into (or for strong shot mamas – double espressos on-the-go) If you find coffee shops babyccinos induce all sorts of spills, tears and tantrums (two hands up here!), why not handover your barista this bambino-sized beauty for a easy to grip, slurp-able solution for your toddler.