Anyone who reads my blog regularly, well firstly, thank you! But secondly you’ll know I love my coffee. So a staple item for me is a good travel mug, so that I can make sure I’ve got my caffeine hit when I’m out and about.
When I read about Huski Home and their travel cup made from rice husks, I was intrigued. Another theme you’ll have spotted on my blog is sustainability, and plastic and disposable coffee cups are a big cause of environmental pollution. In fact, 182 million cups are littered each year in the UK alone, either on our streets or in the oceans. So not only is taking your reusable cup for a takeaway coffee a good start, but when your cup has the eco-credentials of the Huski, you’re onto a winner.
Huski Home’s ethos is against waste and pro-sustainability. Making the travel cups from rice husks utilises a resource that is a by-product of mass production, and would otherwise be discarded. Untreated rice husks are disposed of by burning, but recycling those rice husks allows them to become biodegradable. All pretty clever stuff!
The Huski Home travel mug clearly delivers on its green promise, but what about its performance? On my first test-run of my new cup I decided to treat myself to a Starbucks (vanilla latte, with sugar-free syrup, just to make me feel a little less guilty) on my way to work. When I arrived at the office 20 minutes later my coffee was still a beautiful temperature. This was the work of the twin-walls, which keep the drinks warm but stop your hands feeling the heat.
The mug is easy to drink from and it lived up to its claim of being leak-proof. I also liked the non-slip base as I felt this kept it extra secure in the car, and on my desk, especially as I can be a bit clumsy at times. Oh and just as an final bonus, they look great. Available in three stylish colours, you can choose your Huski in pistachio, rose or duck egg. They’re also non-toxic, BPA and silicone free.
So next time you head off for a takeout coffee, think about the impact disposable cups can have on the environment. I hope I’m not coming across as preachy – I think most of us care about the world we live in and want to protect it as best as we can. So a few simple changes can make a big difference. And some coffee chains give you a discount for taking your own cup, so that’s a good incentive too!
You can buy your Huski Home travel cup from the Huski Home website, or several other independent retailers, for £9.99 or £11.99 depending on the size you choose. I think a Huski cup would make a lovely gift as well as a treat for us coffee-lovers.