Reusable Coffee Sleeves

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23 Mar Reusable Coffee Sleeves

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I am a creature of habit. Community Roots, a local artist collective chock full of eco-friendly fair, is dangerously conveniently located right next to the butcher shop. When grocery shopping, I usually pop into the collective to see what’s new, and more often than I care to admit, leave with a small pottery bowl and lots of gift ideas.

While the one-of-a-kind notecards and tiny beeswax birthday candles are tempting, Krista Jacobson’s handmade coffee sleeves are downright irresistible. Why send corrugated cardboard sleeves to landfill, when you can use one of these colourful items again and again and again? And when you’re done your hot beverage, you can slip the sleeve onto your wrist as a bracelet or into your purse for the next time.

I love that they come in funky patterns and bright spring colours…

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as well as neutral tones for a more sophisticated look.

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Portable, environmentally friendly and an affordable $8.00, I think these are a smart idea. The turquoise sleeve is my pick, but Andrew says they won’t appeal to men “unless she sews a sports logo onto them.”

Guess he won’t be getting one. Too bad my birthday isn’t until June. But Easter’s coming …

15 Comments
  • danamccauley
    Posted at 10:21h, 23 March Reply

    These sleeves are definitely cheaper than the wooden ones I found last year:

    http://danamccauley.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/christmas-gift-idea-for-coffee-drinkers-bentwood-cuff/

  • Debbie
    Posted at 10:34h, 23 March Reply

    I’m not a coffee drinker. I had no idea what a coffee sleave was, but now that I know….what is a coffee sleave?

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 10:40h, 23 March Reply

    Dana, I recognized what they were because of your post.

    Debbie, tea drinkers can use them too. They act as a barrier between the hot beverage and your hand — especially helpful with paper take out cups now that styrofoam is rare.

  • cheryl
    Posted at 15:47h, 23 March Reply

    That is such an original artistic idea I don’t even know what to say. Clever, clever, clever. Would I use one? No, but I’m impressed with the originality of the concept nonetheless.

  • The Diva on a Diet
    Posted at 17:27h, 23 March Reply

    How completely gorgeous! I remember lusting after the wooden ones Dana posted last year as well … but these are far more economical. I’m particularly fond of the blue and black striped one. Tres chic!

    I’m also particularly sad I don’t have such a co-op next to *my* butcher shop. :(

  • The Diva on a Diet
    Posted at 17:27h, 23 March Reply

    How completely gorgeous! I remember lusting after the wooden ones Dana posted last year as well … but these are far more economical. I’m particularly fond of the blue and black striped one. Tres chic!

    I’m also particularly sad I don’t have such a co-op next to *my* butcher shop. :(

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 19:38h, 23 March Reply

    Cheryl, I agree. I rarely drink take out coffee anymore, but man, I would have bought the store out had I been back at my office job. Cheap, cheerful and funky? Perfect combo for cubicle life.

    Dive, the co-op/butcher store is a dangerous combination!

  • squirrelbread
    Posted at 21:55h, 23 March Reply

    Too cute!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

  • lisaiscooking
    Posted at 08:51h, 24 March Reply

    These are great! I have a couple of coffee sleeves that I bought on Etsy. It’s such a great idea, and these are really cute ones.

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 09:42h, 24 March Reply

    Heather, thanks for dropping by. Great to “see” a new face.

    Lisaiscooking, I’d never seen cloth ones before. How do you like your Etsy version?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:31h, 31 March Reply

    Fabulous idea trendy and echo friendly…. I love it could double as an accessory….

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 17:14h, 31 March Reply

    Anonymous, you summed up my sentiments exactly! I can see something like this taking off!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 07:16h, 21 April Reply

    If you REALLY want to be “eco-friendly”, bring your own travel mug and ditch the throwaway paper cups!

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 10:01h, 21 April Reply

    Anonymous, you are absolutely right. I am ashamed to admit how often my travel mug gets left in the dish rack.

  • danamccauley
    Posted at 21:54h, 16 June Reply

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