SMASH CUP: A reusable coffee cup that fits in your pocket

A project in New York, NY by Ben Melinger

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Leak-proof, collapsible and eco-friendly. For any coffee drinker who carries just a briefcase, handbag or less when they’re on the go!
Backers: 4074
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $127,412 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 8th -> Aug 7th (31 days)
Project By: Ben Melinger
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Smash Cup Junior Released!

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
In my last update, I promised that if Smash Cup crossed the $100,000 mark, we'd release the Smash Cup Junior lineup. I'm so happy, humbled and excited to announce that we have done it! Kids love to smash! And now, they can have their water or juice... (Read More)

Black & White Smash Cups, Junior Designs and More!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, The last 14 days have been so exciting! It's been quite a difference from the last couple years we've poured into Smash Cup. While we always felt we had something great, we never truly got rid of that nagging thought in the back of our... (Read More)

SMASH CUP Collapsable Coffee Mug

July 17th - via: complex.com
Finally, a coffee cup that can be collapsed into a disk. It saves room for us drinkers. It also helps save the earth. (Read More)

The Latest Kickstarter Smash: Smash Cup, a Collapsible Travel Mug

July 16th - via: core77.com
Coffee drinkers: How many disposable coffee cups do you go through a year? Some of you might carry a travel mug on your commute, but the bulk of you probably get your caffeine hits out of paper or plastic cups, which then go into the trash or recycling. Ben Melinger, the founder of NYC-based Smash Cup, claims that you worker drones each throw away some 500 cups per year. (Read More)

The Next Generation Of Travel Mugs Will Blow Your Mind

July 16th - via: huffingtonpost.com
Are you a coffee fiend? Do you find yourself always en route somewhere? Have you had food or drink spill in your purse/backpack/messenger bag more than once? If you answered yes to all of those questions, you are just the customer for Smash Cup. (Read More)

Your next coffeecup could be foldable.....

July 15th - via: 4hoteliers.com
Smash Cup is a collapsible, ultra-portable, reusable, eco-friendly coffee cup, which our team has been working on for the last 2 years. (Read More)

Uniknya, Cangkir Kopi Bisa Dilipat dan Dimasukkan ke Saku

July 15th - via: tekno.liputan6.com
Ada kabar gembira bagi Anda pecinta kopi. Kini telah hadir sebuah cangkir kopi yang bisa dilipat dan dimasukkan ke dalam saku ketika Anda selesai meminum kopi. Dengan demikian, Anda dapat menikmati kopi di manapun dan kapanpun Anda mau. (Read More)

Smash Cup: duurzame beker die je plat kunt maken

July 14th - via: bright.nl
Een duurzaam alternatief voor wegwerpbekertjes kost je 18 euro. (Read More)

Cup Wars on Treehugger - We're closing the gap! Help us win!

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Rob Knox and I have been enjoying a good-natured back and forth! Cortica is still ahead, but we're closing in! They're at 43%, we're at 36%, with 13% liking us both, 4% not liking either... Check Update #4, follow the link and vote now! Thanks... (Read More)

Cup Wars! (oops)

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Something was wrong with that link.  Aaaand, now ... go vote!  (Read More)

Cup Wars!

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Smashers! We're having some friendly competition with Cortica Mug on Treehugger ... and they're kicking our collapsible butts!  Robert was quick to the chase in asking his backers to vote, but let's have a come-from-behind win.  Go vote! Keep... (Read More)

A coffee cup that fits in your pocket

July 12th - via: techtimes.com
There are many people who drink coffee or tea every morning on the way to work. And there are those that drink another cup or five at the office, once they get there. So how can a person who doesn't want to use disposal cups because of all the waste it would generate, but would prefer something smaller and cleaner than a thermos, use for their caffeine fix? (Read More)

Kickstarter has demanded removal of philanthropic levels :(

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
I just received the message below from Kickstarter support.  I'm very upset about their decision, but fair is fair - we inadvertently broke the rules.  I have removed the "Your Color, Your Charity" award level.  Big bummer.  We'll update the... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Coming Soon!

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Smashers! What an amazing success the last few days have been.  We honestly believed it'd be a struggle to reach $10,000 in 30 days.  We're FLOORED by everyone's support.  Thank you for believing in our little product that can!  Please... (Read More)

Reusable coffee 'Smash Cup' collapses after you've finished your drink to fit in your pocket

July 11th - via: dailymail.co.uk
New York-based inventor has unveiled his coffee cup that collapses. The 'Smash Cup' can be squashed down in size once it has been used. (Read More)


July 11th - via: isuta.jp
エコで経済的なドリンク用タンブラー。周りを見回してみると、コーヒーをテイクアウトする際は、必ず自分専用のタンブラーを持参するという人が、ここ数年で一気に増えたような気がする。 (Read More)

Your New Coffee Cup Fits In Your Pocket

July 11th - via: fastcoexist.com
The average coffee-addicted office worker throws out an astounding 500 disposable cups a year. This travel mug could help, because it actually lives up to its name. (Read More)

Smash Cup Reusable Coffee Cup Hits Kickstarter (video)

July 10th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Coffee drinkers that like to drink while out and about or on the way to and from work, might like this new reusable coffee cup called Smash Cup that has been designed by Ben Melinger based in New York. (Read More)

Smash Cup Reusable coffee Cup Hits Kickstarter (video)

July 10th - via: todaynewstime.com
coffee drinkers that cite to splash while out and about or in sequence to and from work, might like this new reusable coffee crater called Smash Cup that has been designed around Ben Melinger essentially formed in a large apple. (Read More)

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July 10th - via: eater.com
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Smash Cup

You can plan to donate or recycle your big travel mug, because you won’t need it once the Smash Cup ships in October. But you love your travel mug, don’t you? Well, is your mug collapsible and highly portable? No? I thought so. The Smash Cup is a reusable cup that can be ‘smashed’ down after you’ve finished your coffee/tea. Fun, right? It’s leak-proof, so you can stuff it in your bag or pocket without worrying about drips or spills. Keep it with you throughout the day and eliminate disposable cups from your daily routine. Permission to now boast about your eco-friendly credentials granted. (Read More)

Collapsable Travel Mug Saves Space And The Environment

July 9th - via: psfk.com
Smash Cup is a collapsable coffee mug that can be stored worry-free in handbags, backpacks and even pockets. (Read More)

The Smash Cup wants to save you some money, and the planet

July 9th - via: coolest-gadgets.com
There’s nothing wrong with drinking a lot of coffee or tea. However, you start to notice how often you’re tossing out a paper cup and plastic lid. Bringing a travel mug is helpful, but finding a place to store it during the day is a pain. While they may not be too cumbersome in the morning, they serve as a sad reminder that you’re out of your favorite beverage when empty. Only then will you find that they are bulky and awkward. (Read More)

Smash Cup

July 8th - via: coolhunting.com
A collapsable and environmentally friendly to-go vessel for your coffee (Read More)

Collapsible Smash Cup Let's You Grab Coffee on the Go Without Producing Waste

July 2nd - via: inhabitat.com
Tired of wasting disposable cups but don't have room to carry your own? Smash Cup might be your dream come true! (Read More)

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