An Italian designer dreamed this up as a promotion for the espresso brand Lavazza, but this is so brilliant it needs to catch on everywhere. Supposedly that white icing sweetens the espresso just a bit, while keeping the cookie cup from disintegrating into leaky mush.
I can imagine only two possible flaws in this scheme: a) the cookie tastes bad or b) the cookie tastes so good you try to eat it before drinking the espresso. I suppose it is possible that there are people out there who don’t want a cookie with their espresso and who would end up throwing out the cup no matter how good it tastes. But those cookie-haters are probably the sort of monsters who don’t care about the waste their espresso habit generates, anyway.
- A Coffee Cup You Can Eat, Design Taxi
Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things.Source: http://grist.org/list/better-than-a-reusable-coffee-cup-an-edible-coffee-cup-made-out-of-a-cookie/