Take a break! The eco-friendly coffee cup that turns into a biscuit you can have after your caffeine fix

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  • Zero Green, a cafe in Bristol, has made the entirety of their cups edible
  • Cups are designed to hold a hot drink for 40 minutes before going soggy 
  • Ban on single-use plastics is set to come into force on October 1 

When you order a coffee from a barista, you may expect to get a little biscuit on the side. 

But a cafe in Bristol has taken it a step further by making their whole cup edible – all in the name of zero waste.

Zero Green, a zero-waste store in Bedminster, has started serving hot drinks in a thick wafer cup – which can be eaten when the drink has gone. 

They are similar to a thick ice cream cone with a ‘slightly nutty, wheaty taste’. 

They are designed to hold a hot drink for around 40 minutes before going soggy. Once it has been eaten, the cone leaves behind a thin biodegradable paper sleeve, which can be recycled. 

Zero Green, a zero waste store in Bedminster, has started using edible coffee cups

Zero Green, a zero waste store in Bedminster, has started using edible coffee cups

They are designed to hold a hot drink for around 40 minutes before going soggy. Once it has been eaten, the cone leaves behind a thin biodegradable paper sleeve, which can be recycled

They are designed to hold a hot drink for around 40 minutes before going soggy. Once it has been eaten, the cone leaves behind a thin biodegradable paper sleeve, which can be recycled

The wafer cups were developed by Bulgarian retailer Cupffee

The wafer cups were developed by Bulgarian retailer Cupffee

It is an environmentally friendly way to comply with a ban on single-use plastics, which is set to come into law on October 1. 

The cups were developed by Bulgarian retailer Cupffee.

A Zero Green barista told Bristol Live: ‘It’s made from wheat and barley and it’s very much like a sort of thick ice cream wafer, so it’s got that kind of slightly nutty, wheaty taste. 

‘It’s a good zero-waste option. We also, obviously, fill any cups that anyone brings in because reuse is better than use once, but this is as close to a zero-waste cup as we can get.’ 




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