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A Biodegradable Coffee Cup With Embedded Seeds That Grow Into a Tree When Planted

San Luis Obispo, California sustainability company Reduce. Reuse. Grow. has developed a biodegradable coffee cup that features embedded seeds designed to grow into a tree when the whole thing is planted into ground, as per the included instructions on the bottom. The cup, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, utilizes local seeds based on where the cup is distributed. Even if the cup isn’t planted, it will still biodegrade in a landfill within 180 days, turning into nutrients for other plant life.

Cup

Cup

Cup

images via Reduce. Reuse. Grow.

via Inhabitat

San Francisco’s Philz Coffee Raises $15 Million to Expand Nationwide

Philz Coffee

TechCrunch reports that Philz Coffee, the San Francisco-based company known for its strong one-cup-at-time coffee, has recently raised $15 million from investors to expand nationwide. The company, which was started by Phil Jaber in 2003 with a single location in San Francisco’s Mission District, currently has 18 Bay Area locations (including one at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto) and one outpost in Los Angeles.

photo via Philz Coffee

via TechCrunch

Artist ‘Sleevebucks’ Transforms the Mermaid Logo on Starbucks Coffee Cup Sleeves Into Pop Culture Characters

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

Since last November, a mysterious artist going by sleevebucks has been transforming the iconic Starbucks mermaid logo on the company’s coffee cup sleeves into delightful pop culture characters. It turns out the mermaid is a surprisingly versatile template–sleevebucks has rendered everyone from Harry Potter to Wonder Woman. The project can also be followed on Instagram.

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

Sleevebucks Starbucks Mermaid Transformed Into Pop Culture Characters

photos via sleevebucks

via BuzzFeed

Starbucks Customer Draws a Detailed Map of Middle-Earth From ‘The Lord of the Rings’ & ‘The Hobbit’ on a Coffee Cup

Middle-earth Starbucks Cup

Starbucks barista and redditor Carpe_Natem was recently given an inspirational boost during their shift after discovering that customer Liam Kenny had created an an extremely detailed map of Middle-earth on his coffee cup. Middle-earth is the fictional setting found in most of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s fantasy novels and the films based on them–The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. More photos of the unknown artist’s coffee cup are available to view on Instagram.

Middle-earth Starbucks Cup

Middle-earth Starbucks Cup

photos via reddit

via reddit

‘Latte Motion’, A Stop-Motion Animated Love Story Featuring 1,000 Cups of Coffee

“Latte Motion” is a touching stop-motion animated short created by Japanese company Ajinomoto General Foods using 1,000 cups of coffee to promote its latte drink flavoring, Maxim Stick. The “world’s first latte art animation” carries the decidedly pro-coffee tagline, “Latte warms the world.” The company has also posted a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the making of the short.

via The Presurfer

A Memory Chip Coffee Table With an Illuminated Infinity Screen

Memory Chip Coffee Table

reddit user DarrenDK created a wonderfully nerdy coffee table based on a UV erasable EPROM memory chip. In place of the chip’s quartz window, the table has a two-way mirror infinity portal filled with the Internet’s glowing “tubes.” The table is inspired by the 555 Timer Chip Footstool created by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

Memory Chip Coffee Table

Memory Chip Coffee Table

photos via Darren

via reddit, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories