Airline Wants You To Have Your Coffee And Eat It Too
If you order a long black, latte or cappuccino on an Air New Zealand flight, you'll be able to eat the cup too -- and according to the airline, it will taste like vanilla.
'Twiice' - the local company behind the new cups - is also working on an edible range of crockery it expects to roll out in 2020.
‘Twiice’ co-founder, Jamie Cashmore said the edible cups could play a big role in demonstrating to the world that new and innovative ways of packaging are achievable.
"A little bit of Kiwi ingenuity and innovation could have a really positive impact on the environment while at the same time delivering a really cool and tasty customer experience,” Cashmore said.
Air New Zealand serves up more than eight million cups of coffee each year, and spokesperson Niki Chave said the cups had been a big hit with customers.
"We've also been using the cups as dessert bowls," she said.
Air New Zealand said that they'd explore scaling options that could make a viable long-term product.
The tasty cup trial follows the airline's recent switch to plant-based coffee cups.