Dallmayr relies on reusable cups from kooky


Zurich/Lugano – Dallmayr Switzerland plans to replace paper cups in its coffee vending machines in the future with reusable cups from the Zurich-based start-up kooky. The cups are collected after use, washed and distributed again. The offer is aimed primarily at offices.

Vending machine operator Dallmayr Switzerland is teaming up with Zurich-based start-up kooky, according to a statement. The goal is to replace paper cups in Dallmayr coffee machines with reusable cups from kooky.

The offer is primarily aimed at offices. Employees can get their coffee in kooky cups and then return them to the startup’s collection boxes. The boxes are not only placed in offices, but can also be found at train stations, for example. The collected cups are then picked up by kooky employees via electric bike, taken to certified washing streets within the city, and then redistributed.

Dallmayr had also previously offered recyclable paper cups. However, recycling the cups is “a huge problem in Switzerland,” says David Stutz, marketing manager for Dallmayr in Switzerland. “Due to the applicable guidelines”, these would not be recycled in Switzerland. Ceramic cups, meanwhile, are often not an option for businesses because of the lack of infrastructure, he said.

According to the press release, a kooky cup has a positive carbon footprint compared to a disposable cup after just eight washes. All cups can be tracked in the cycle, allowing companies to accurately evaluate CO2 and waste volume saved. ce/ssp