Mirage Arabica Coffee Concept

A team of Armenia-based designers have created a product in which each of them can find their favorite flavor of coffee (espresso, cappuccino, mocha, latte, americano). “We took coffee Arabica and visualized 5 types of coffee connecting them to each other. We decided to separate the ingredients by turning them into colors. Next, we illustrated them in a form…

By Kristina de Verdier On 9 May, 2017 In , ,

Compostable Coffee Pods

Halo is a completely bio-degradable coffee capsule compatible with your home Nespresso machine. Designed with an innovative blend of compostable natural fibres to protect the coffee flavours. Like many coffee drinkers across the world Halo was dissatisfied with the coffee capsule industries practices, vagueness and green washing. -13,500 non-biodegradable coffee capsules being thrown into landfill every minute. -39,000 coffee capsules globally…

Kohana Coffee Rebranding

Kohana before the rebrand Designed by Helm’s Workshop. “Kohana’s coffee is exceptional, but their brand identity was dated, out of sync with their values and missing the mark with contemporary coffee culture. With the brand poised to enter the national market and launch a new product line, it was a perfect moment to shun evolution…

Bassett Espresso

Designed by Squad Ink. “Paul Bassett, former World Barista Champion, is the visionary behind Bassett Espresso. Bassett Espresso is a reflection of Paul’s personal taste. It portrays his journey of creative expression and the continuation of his relationship with coffee, capturing the imagination and potential of quality espresso. Our challenge is to ensure that the brand…

By Kristina de Verdier On 21 August, 2014 In

Brezza Blend – Starbucks

A new herbal bag made for Starbucks‘ Brezza Blend, by Starbucks “The design’s geometric patterning is an interpretation of the sun’s rays and the heat of summer, also taking inspiration from textile patterns found in coffee-growing origins. We arranged blocks of color to suggest a mountainous coffee landscape, through which the sun’s rays shine. The bright color…

By Kristina de Verdier On 13 June, 2014 In ,

La Lepre Stanca Tourmalet

  La Lepre Stanca Tourmalet. A coffee brand created by a team of cyclists who love bicycling and value a good cup of coffee along the strada. The team is known as La Lepre Stanca. The name of the coffee comes from an iconic place in the bicycling world – Col du Tourmalet is located in the…

By Kristina de Verdier On 5 December, 2013 In ,

Drop Coffee Roasters

Drop Coffee Roasters is an award winning roastery with the focus on creating a great tasting sustainable grown and traded coffee. “We have a coffee roastery and a bar in Södermalm with all the focus on a good cup of coffee. With each cup served comes experience in the accuracy with temperature, equipment, operation, and…

Bjørk Coffee

  Bjørk Coffee. A new Nordic Coffee house, with a Swedish and a Norwegian founder. And of course the packaging plays an important role in the branding. “Birch, or Bjørk as we say in the Nordic countries, is for us the beauty of the Nordic flora. It represents resilience, beauty and originality. For us Bjørk is a symbol of…

By Kristina de Verdier On 31 October, 2013 In , , , , ,

Starbucks introduces $1 reusable cups

      In an effort to increase customer adoption of reusable cups, Starbucks is rolling out a $1 reusable plastic cup at its cafes starting Thursday. The plastic cups will be roughly the same size and appearance as the company’s paper cups. Starbucks will give a 10 cents discount to customers using the cups, so the…

Scandinavian Coffee House

Scandinavian Coffee House from Norway. “At Scandinavian Coffee House we want to show our love for coffee and share the pleasure of enjoying it together. Coffee plays a central role in our culture as an important ingredient in people`s social life wherever and whenever we meet. Scandinavians have always travelled, so our culinary traditions are influenced by…

Afro Coffee

Afro Coffee is inspired by the idea that African coffees and teas should no longer be exported solely as raw materials but should instead be offered as independent high quality branded products. The Afro Coffee is more than just a culinary experience. The design, fabrics and colours of the cafe also celebrate contemporary African culture, far from colonial…

By Kristina de Verdier On 22 January, 2011 In , , , , 1 comment

Umbrella Cup

  To cheer you up these rainy days. Jung-Woo Lee for Ek Design.

Brew on the go

Hmm, what’s this? Looks like it would cause a mess for your coffee time. But it’s an interesting idea. Into the cup goes the freshly ground coffee along with any sugar you request. The counter person adds boiling water, gives it a stir and attaches the lid. You are instructed to wait three minutes or…

Starbuck’s cup recycling program

Starbucks has a goal to develop a comprehensive recyclable cup solution by 2012. Today Starbuck´s cups can only be recycled and composted in some communities – far from all. Therefore they have now initiated a cup-recycling program in cooperation with Global Green USA´s Coalition for Resource Recovery. It´s a pilot to test the collection and recycling of…

Keep Cup?

You don’t really get a desire for coffee when you see this mug. But it’s more the discussion which is interesting than the design itself. KeepCup is made from the safe food grade plastic Polypropylene 5, free from BPA and phthalates. Instead of throwing cup after cup, you re-use it. Disposable paper cups are not really recyclable. They are often made from a composite…