As a major part of our Sustainability Scheme
, the festival is working with KeepCup to offer heaps of exclusive perks for visitors who bring their reusable cup.
Worried about mixing your new favourite single origin shot with the delicious dregs of frothy cappuccino? Fear not, KeepCup will also have a whopping 18 wash stations around the festival. These will be marked on the festival map – you'll never be far away from one if you need to give your cup a quick rinse between drinks!
KeepCup’s journey began ten years ago, from a Melbourne café, with a simple idea: Keep it and use it again. Siblings Abigail and Jamie forsyth set out to design and make a barista standard reusable cup so people could enjoy better coffee on the go.
10 years on, KeepCup is embraced all over the world, and reusers divert millions of single-use cups daily. More than eight billion single-use cups are estimated to be saved from landfill each year. Carrying a KeepCup has become a symbol of the difference individual action can make.
KeepCup’s vision is for a world that no longer needs, wants or uses single-use cups. To get there, their goal is to inspire the world to reduce and reuse. Here’s what they had to say:
“We recognise the importance of independent cafés and roasters to seed and drive this change. After all, it was from behind the machine that we dreamt up the world’s first barista standard reusable cup. That's why we're delighted to be partnering up with The London Coffee Festival this year to promote reuse across the festival. Together with the festival, we're asking all attendees to bring their own reusable cup or mug!”
This year, let's enjoy all of the incredible specialty coffee on offer without the waste.
Head to the KeepCup stand to find out more about their mission, plus get a first glance at the all-new Thermal and 6oz ranges.
KeepCup Thermal is the world’s first barista standard stainless-steel reusable cup. The cup is doubled-walled for extra heat retention, meaning hot drinks last even longer and the cups are safe to hold. KeepCup Thermal offers a completely new material design, with the same attention to detail that makes its products the preferred reusable in cafes all over the world.
6oz (Brew and Brew Cork)
Designed specifically with barista’s needs in mind, the 6oz Brew is the perfect KeepCup for lovers of flat whites, macchiatos and those that take their coffee short and powerful. Crafted from tempered glass with a choice of cork or silicone band, plus a newly designed lid for a tighter seal and lasting durability.