Before we get into whether the cup is actually any good or not, let’s have a quick look at Global WAKEcup themselves and why what they’re doing is so important.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that the world is in pretty bad shape, the oceans in particular have taken a battering by a man-made substance that may make our lives easier, but it’s having a catastrophic impact on the rest of the natural world, and that is plastic.
The business was set up by Buffie and Nick, two friends who want to see and end to the single-use plastic that plagues the seas, in particular (and this is what peaked my interest) they recognise that the 100 billion single-use coffee cups (lined with plastic) that end up n landfill or in the sea simply isn’t sustainable without serious environmental consequences.
As a result Global WAKEcup has not only created the Global WAKEcup brand, including a vast array of cups, bottle and accessories design to end single-use plastic for good, they also ensure that their charity partners – The Marine Conservation Society receive 10% of all profits they make.
If you want to learn more about Global WAKEcup you can check out their website and their mission by clicking here.
The WAKEcup Coffee Cup
Let’s start with the looks of this cup as this is what sways most people.
I was sat here writing this trying to think of some witty to write about its appearance, but the more I look at this cup, the more I fall in love with it, so I landed on the only word I could use and that’s WOW.
From high-end plastics that are BPA-free to brushed steel or acrylic tinted plastic creations, I’ve seen it all when it comes to coffee cups, but there’s something different about the WAKEcup.
With its sleek bamboo sleeve debossed with the WAKEcup logo sitting between the clean lines of the stainless steel top and bottom, the cup has an air of confidence when you look at it as if to say; ‘that’s right I’m a cup that’s going to save the world’.
The woody bamboo gives the cup a rustic look and feel, whilst giving off a Scandinavian coffee house vibe.
Whilst I might be waxing lyrical about this cup, there is nothing groundbreaking here, that’s not to say it isn’t a great little cup.
The cup itself is a beauty but rest assured, there’s no pretense here. No fancy interlocking lid that requires an engineering degree to assemble or clean it. It’s just a good, honest cup.
It’s a cup that knows what it was made for and it makes sure it does the best job it can at fulfilling its purpose – saving the planet 1 unit at a time whilst keeping your coffee hot.
The mug itself is made out of stainless steel which helps keep your drink hotter over an extended period of time (although not as long as a thermos), whilst the lid is made of BPA-free plastic, with a small rubber ring as a sleeve to keep your drink from leaking.
The bamboo outer layer isn’t just the pretty face of the cup either, it does a remarkable job at stopping you burning yourself, diffusing the heat from the stainless steel inner layer, without affecting the temperature of your drink. Pretty nifty!
From my experience, once the lid was screwed on I was completely confident that there’d be no spillage, which is really important to me given that I use these types of cups every morning on my drive to work.
Also playing into the WAKEcup coffee cups hands is the fact that my coffee tasted great. In fact when taking a sip from this cup and then immediately taking a sip from my mug at home during testing I couldn’t tell any difference in taste, which hasn’t been the case with other more expensive alternatives (I’m looking at you Thermos KeepCup).
In fact, during my test, I preheated my cup before pouring in my coffee and after 30 minutes I found it was still too hot to drink, so a big thumbs up for anyone who forgets their coffee.
So what’s the conclusion?
If you’re in the market for a reusable coffee cup that is practical, aesthetically different from its competitors, and helps you play your part in promoting a sustainable way of consuming coffee, then get one ordered for yourself. Key info and link to their shop is below.
Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on more of WAKEcup’s products.
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