Air New Zealand is trialling a zero-waste coffee cup from New Zealand brand twice, that can be eaten at the end of your coffee break.
Twiice is based in Auckland, New Zealand and have a edible coffee cup for sale after four years of trial and error.
The coffee cup is made from ingredients you would typically find in your pantry and is described as being a replacement for your biscotti order that would normally be added to your daily coffee.
Air New Zealand Senior Manager of Customer Experience, Niki Chave says that if the trial goes well, they would love to make the switch from their current compostable cups to using twiice permanently.
“We’ve been working in partnership with innovative New Zealand company ‘twiice’ to explore the future of edible coffee cups, which are vanilla flavoured and leakproof. The cups have been a big hit with the customers who have used these and we’ve also been using the cups as dessert bowls,” says Chave.
Twiice co-founder Jamie Cashmore says that their edible cups are a part of a future where innovative products and packaging can benefit the environment.
“It’s terrific that Air New Zealand has partnered with us to showcase to its customers and the world that a little bit of Kiwi ingenuity and innovation could have a really positive impact on the environment while at the same time delivering a really cool and tasty customer experience,” says Cashmore.
Twiice is planning on releasing more edible products next year, including other types of crockery.
This year Air New Zealand made the switch to plant-based cups on all aircrafts and lounges and are now encouraging passengers to bring their own reusable cups, which the airline will happily serve their coffees in.