It’s the get together trick that nobody asks for, however everybody loves. I fish out what seems like a silicone disk from my bag, stretch it out like a slinky—voilà, a full-size espresso cup—and hand it to the barista. If I had a dime for each time I obtained a “Wow, that’s a cool cup,” I’d be ordering one in each shade.
My first Stojo collapsible cup was a gift from a buddy three years in the past. At first look, it was unimaginable to not love its bubblegum-pink squishiness, however it didn’t take me lengthy to see that it was additionally extremely well-designed. Stojo constructs its cups in order that the items match collectively completely like a puzzle: The pleats of the silicone cup enable it to fold down easily, and the warmth sleeve and straw nestle neatly into it. The silicone’s sponginess took me a second to belief with my espresso, however the cup holds up, and even with sizzling liquids in it, may be very comfy to clasp with the sleeve on.
This isn’t my first reusable cup: I’ve a couple of that sit on a kitchen shelf, procured to keep away from the plastic and paper waste that observe my on-the-go espresso behavior. However Stojo’s intelligent design (it collapses to simply over two inches and weighs a mere 4 ounces when empty) makes it a lot simpler to throw into my bag day by day—for coffees and smoothies, and when dry, for snacks, berries, even goodies from the farmers market.
One in every of my favourite issues about it, although, is how simple it’s to journey with. I’m making an attempt to be extra waste-conscious on my journeys and my Stojo has been a lifesaver for after I’m on the go. Its compactness makes it simple to tuck right into a carry-on or slip right into a coat pocket; it’s gentle sufficient to drop right into a journey backpack or a sling bag whenever you go mountain climbing; and it’s good for caffeine fixes on lengthy highway journeys. To date, I’ve solely had one inconvenient leak, and that was as a result of I hadn’t screwed the lid on appropriately, however I might most likely keep away from tossing it round too carelessly.
For having so many shifting elements—warmth sleeve, lid, tab, cup, and straw—the cup is surprisingly simple handy wash, and is solely dishwasher-safe for added comfort. I’ve not seen any degradation of the plastic or silicone over time, regardless of its regular use. The model does underline its dedication to long-lasting, secure supplies: The cups, mouth tabs, and straws are made with LFGB-certified silicone, which is a security commonplace that’s thought of much more complete than the FDA commonplace.
Simply final week, I succumbed to a second Stojo collapsible cup, sizing up from a 12-ounce to a grande-sized 16-ounce in a ravishing sage inexperienced. An added benefit of the bigger sizes is that they arrive with a straw, which you’d in any other case have to purchase individually. A buddy of mine is obsessed along with her 24-ounce cup, which she recommends for venti lovers and soda gulpers. I don’t supersize my coffees, however for an enormous Pimm’s cup to go? Signal me up.