• | Saturday | 16th January, 2021

Now you can drink your cup of tea, and eat the cup also. Sounds strange but true. Akif Hussain, a young Hyderabad-based engineer-entrepreneur chanced upon a roadside tea-seller in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, who was serving tea not in plastic but ‘eatable cups’. This innovative idea inspired him to bring those ‘edible cups’ to Hyderabad.

Now you can drink your cup of tea, and eat the cup also. Sounds strange but true. Akif Hussain, a young Hyderabad-based engineer-entrepreneur chanced upon a roadside tea-seller in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, who was serving tea not in plastic but ‘eatable cups’. This innovative idea inspired him to bring those ‘edible cups’ to Hyderabad.

At a very reasonable price of Rs. 20, Akif, owner of the Spin Cafe at Tolichowki, Hyderabad, is serving coffee in edible cups made of chocolate-flavored biscuits. So you can sip your delicious coffee and then eat the cup – generating zero waste and amazingly good taste!

These edible cups were first introduced in Hyderabad in 2019 by a city-based company and they named it as ‘Eat Cup’. It is completely edible and is capable of holding all kinds of beverages, the company then claimed. However, since then no cafe or restaurant introduced the idea of edible cups.

Spin Cafe is the first cafe in Hyderabad which is serving a beverage in edible cups, Akif said. The cups are sourced from Sagar traders, a city-based ice-cream cone supplier.

Speaking about the durability of cups, the 24-year-old engineer-entrepreneur said, “These 65 ml cups have the capability to hold any hot or cold beverage for up to 1 to 1.5 hours.”

Customers often wonder how cups can be edible, said Akif. “But, when I serve coffee and tell them that they can take a bite of the cup while sipping the coffee, they are amused,” he said. Many loved the idea. “The chocolate rounded on the top of the cup brings a new essence to the coffee,” said Ali, a frequent visitor of the café.

“Getting a cup of coffee, that too with an edible cup, priced at Rs. 20 is rare,” said Minhaj, a graduate.

Edible cups are basically wafer-y which are made by using biscuit and pure butter. Explaining more about how those cups are made, Akif said: “These cups are in other way crisp biscuits with loaded butter which are delightful to have along with coffee or tea.”

He also said he wants to make this idea viral and urge cafes and restaurants in Hyderabad to go for it and take a step forward in reducing the negative ecological impact of plastic or paper cups.


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