Earlier this month we learned about a German-based company offering an eco-friendly single-use cup by making them out of terracotta. It’s one of the more creative solutions to the problem that we’ve seen in a while (even if it is based on a 5,000-year-old tradition from South India). And now, there’s a new option looking to take a bite out of the disposable cup problem. Literally. Good-Edi out of Australia is a coffee cup that you can eat.

As reported by Bloomberg, Good-Edi is a Melbourne-based company started by Aniyo Rahebi and Catherine Hutchins, who have spent two decades in food processing and packaging, who in 2021 came together to design a packaging that is also food. After spending hundreds of hours in the kitchen—creating no less than 250 recipes and adjustments—the duo ultimately landed on a combination of rye, wheat and oat brans, sugar, salt, coconut oil, and water. The result is a crispy edible cup that can hold hot coffee without falling apart or leaking for 40 minutes and cold drinks for eight hours.

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Per Bloomberg, the taste of the cups is akin to an “unsweetened wheat biscuit,” which I believe they mean that in the British/European sense of the word, not the flaky-caky American sense. Hutchins states that the flavor is intentionally understated: “We deliberately didn’t make it sweet because we didn’t want to impact the flavor of the coffee.” And Good-Edi does have a cup dipped in chocolate for those looking for a sweet kick, with more flavor options in the works.

With clients all around Australia, including coffee shops, roasteries, and even concert venues, the issue Good-Edi faces right now is scale. Currently, they are able to produce 500 cups a day; an estimated 2.7 disposable cups find their way to the landfill in Australia alone, so there’s a lot of room for growth. The company already has their sites set beyond their home country and are hoping to expand internationally to become a larger part of the 250 billion disposable cups used each year.

And for those of you wondering: no, you don’t have to eat the cup if you don’t want to. Good-Edi states that their cups are home compostable and should they find their way to a landfill, they will break down in two to six weeks.

But really, why would you want to throw it away? With Good-Edi, you can have your cake and eat it to, assuming that your cake is coffee. Oooo I wonder if they could make one out of coffee cake.

Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.