As part of Air New Zealand’s commitment to reduce single use items they are trialing a new coffee cup.
When you finish drinking your coffee – and you really do need to drink it down to the last drop – you can eat the cup, because it’s made out of biscotti.
We're always looking for ways to reduce waste on board, so we're trialing an edible biscotti coffee cup from twiice 🍪 Who's eating their cup once they've finished what's inside? ☕️ #AirNZSusty pic.twitter.com/SFgL16dDLC
— Air New Zealand✈️ (@FlyAirNZ) December 3, 2019
The promise that the form is functional and will stay crispy throughout the drinking experience. In fact the cups are tested with boiling water and the manufacturer, Twiice, claims “you can have water in there for 24 hours and it won’t break or split.”
The cup stays crispy until well after your coffee is all finished 😊 ^SW
— Air New Zealand✈️ (@FlyAirNZ) December 4, 2019
This isn’t for everyone. It isn’t vegan (contains eggs) and it isn’t gluten free, though Twiice plans to introduce these options in the next year. Air New Zealand is continuing to cater compostable coffee cups on board.
It concerns me a little bit that all of the discussion about the cup is that it’s biscotti, and nothing about whether it’s any good. Sadly I don’t expect to be able to find out either – we can’t just hop any Air New Zealand flight you want and try the cup because the airline admits it’s only for select customers.
So if you want to try the coffee cup your best bet is to visit one of the five cafes in Auckland that carriers it (Fantail & Turtle, Sherry Kitchen, Freaky, Yeahbowl, Bow and Tie), or one of the two in Tauranga (Henry & Ted, Elizabeth Cafe & Larder).