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.

A barista using the edible coffee cups in an Air New Zealand lounge. Image: Supplied

‘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.

The innovative cups are made by New Zealand company 'Twiice'. Image: Supplied

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.



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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.



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