KeepCup Alder Reusable Cup
The KeepCup is the world’s first barista standard reusable cup. The Alder is a tempered glass reusable coffee cup with a Merlot band and a Blackberry lid. Robust and clear, great for either hot or cold beverages.
Materials: BPS and BPA free, tempered glass.
- Designed to be taken apart for thorough cleaning
- Dishwasher safe on the top shelf
- Lid off, can be heated to 100°C / 212°F. Lid off only.
When Jamie and Abigail Forsyth started a café business in Melbourne in 1998, disposable cups were entering the public landscape; the signifier of a busy professional life and a vibrant independent coffee scene.
As the business grew, so did their concerns about the volume of packaging being consumed, particularly disposable cups; lined with polyethylene, they were non-recyclable.
In 2007, following unsuccessful trials of existing reusable cups, they decided to design and make their own – a barista standard reusable cup for people to enjoy better coffee on the go.
They took a huge gamble that usability, sustainable manufacturing practice and design aesthetics could drive behaviour change and make a difference to how people think about convenience culture.
The goal was always to kick start behaviour change, from discard to reuse – to deliver a positive global campaign that would change the status quo. KeepCup has grown from a solution to a problem, to define a product category.