So that big day has finally arrived at Over the Moon Cafe with the arrival of 10,000 new coffee cups !
10 years of indecision and anticipation – no one can say that this purchase was rash ….
The cartoon image of the coffee wagon on the cups was created with the help of Suzie Vanstiphout , a young artist and graphic designer ( http://cargocollective.com/suzievanstiphout).
She spent a few weeks last year working in the van as a barista, and the first planning doodles for the cups started right there .
Admittedly her task to create a picture of the van was a million miles away from the abstract art she is used to painting – nevertheless she has most definitely beautifully caught the cutesy and quirky character of our lovely 1940’s ex army coffee wagon .
As well as being stunning cups ( well – we think they are ! ) they are also totally compostable and biodegradable . A first for Framlingham possibly ?
They were produced for us with the help of two companies , Vegware ( www.vegware.com ) and GreenMan Packaging (www.greenmanpackaging.com) . Their products are made from natural, sustainable and renewable plant materials and can be composted or recycled after use . At GreenMan every order is always followed up with a commitment to plant new trees with their woodland partners- so now there is no need for our lovely customers to feel guilty about destroying the planet with mountains of landfill waste ! In fact even the lids that we will be using with these cups are biodegradable ! ( although how one turns corn starch into something that looks and feels like plastic is pretty mind-boggling ! )
So yet another reason why we should love our Markets ! Low miles , local products , and low waste ! Oh – and lots and lots of great company with bargains galore !!