Design forward, generosity driven drinkware brand MiiR has teamed up with World Coffee Research to create a range of products to raise money to protect and enhance the supply of quality coffee.
The future of quality coffee is not a foregone conclusion and few know that better than World Coffee Research, a non-profit that supports the development of varieties of coffee that are not only high yielding and climate resilient, but also delicious.
Partnering with Seattle-based drinkware brand, MiiR, World Coffee Research have collaborated with two artists to create a series of sustainable drinkware to raise both awareness and funds for their work. For every item sold, World Coffee Research will receive £5).
We've been making our own contribution to the work of WCR for the last three years and when we heard about this special project we were keen to be involved. These 650ml thermal insulated bottles show a design from Michael Buchino (we also have the 12oz thermal Camp Cups illustrated by Lucy T. Smith.
Illustrator Michael Buchino aims to tell stories through pictures. Living in Portland, Oregon, with a bike and pencil, he creates subjects that are both thought-provoking and useful. When turning his attention to World Coffee Research, he wanted to do more than just emblazon our MiiR canvas with an eye-catching illustration – he wanted to show that coffee is a process:
“World Coffee Research is working in the lab and on the farm to make sure we get great coffee in our cups each day. With their work, we can count on coffee being a viable industry for years to come”.
Taking inspiration from vintage advertisements, sport illustrations and old how-to short films, he’s created three characters that embody the work of World Coffee Research and its impact at every stage, from the field to the final brew. The Lab Technician oversees the intensive task of laboratory research, whilst The Farmer propagates and harvests the result of that work. And, finally, the Coffee Connoisseur has the luxury of brewing and savouring the results.
Thermo 3D™ double wall vacuum insulation technology.
Stays cold for 24+ hours and hot for up to 12 hours. Does not sweat.
Perfect Seal™ lid won't leak.
18/8 Medical grade stainless steel.
Hardshell™ powder coat.
Cup holder compatible.
Capacity - 680ml
Size - 1.25" x 2.75" (28.57cm x 6.98cm)
Weight - 331g
Care Instructions - wash before first use. Hand wash recommended. Lid top rack dishwasher safe.