Edible Coffee Cup

By Mecca Ibrahim •


Now you can have your coffee cup & eat it too. At Great British Chefs we loved this highly inventive edible cup. The Cookie Cup was designed by Venezuelan designer Enrique Luis Sardi for the Italian coffee company Lavazza.

The cup is made of pastry covered with a special icing sugar, which works as an insulator (and sweetener), and makes the cup waterproof so you can use the cup to drink coffee from and then eat it afterwards.  Apparently there's also a version that's lined in chocolate.

Its won a number of design awards and awards for being environmentally friendly too.  Enrique worked with Lavazza's Training Centre and Cataldo Parisi, the head chef of the confectioner’s kitchen at Number 10 San Tommaso - the first Lavazza cafe. 

In may be some time before we see these cups in places other than Lavazza cafes so in the meantime you'll have to make do with drinking coffee and eating biscuits on the side!

Theo Randall's nutty biscotti are delicious served with coffee.  Alternatively Josh Eggleton's Ginger Snaps make a lovely biscuit for dunking!

If you could have a coffee cup made out of  biscuit, which type of biscuit would you choose?  Let us know over on Great British Chefs Facebook page.

Comments

ArabianCoffees
Genius design that will undoubtedly be copied throughout the coffee industry. We, for one, won't. Our coffees are a bit too traditional for this!
3 August 2012
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Mecca Ibrahim

Mecca is Head of Social Media at Great British Chefs and has spent the last 10 years at some of the biggest and most innovative internet businesses out there (Yahoo, Just Giving, E-How, Moo.com and Joost). She was winning awards for her blog when most people didn't know what a blog was. Mecca hosts an annual food blogging competition called NomNomNom and runs the multi-award winning London Underground Tube Diary.

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