Good Question: To-Go Cups for Iced Coffee?

Good Question: To-Go Cups for Iced Coffee?

Faith Durand
Aug 27, 2008

Reader Fiona writes in with a very practical question. She says, I LOVE iced coffee and make big overnight batches at least once a week. I would love to be able to tote it around in a disposable plastic cup with a lid, similar to what Starbucks uses, but I can't find them anywhere.

I know it's not terribly environmentally friendly, but lifestyle wise, it's what's best for me right now. Do you know where I might be able to buy some? Thx in advance!

Fiona, we can definitely sympathize with the tension between convenience and what seems most "green." A reusable cup would probably be best, but if a disposable really works better for you, then try a compostable corn cup!

We found these compostable corn cups at Branch Home. A 50-pack of 12-ounce cups is $8.

Buy corn cups at Branch Home

The lids are a little harder to find; they usually are sold in much larger quantities. You can get a sleeve of $100 for less than $10, though.

Buy flat corn lids at Biodegradable Store, $6.50 for 100

You can even buy the dome-shaped lids for milkshakes and smoothies!

Buy domed corn lids at Biodegradable Store, $8.75 for 100

We also suggest using a reusable metal bendy straw! Any other suggestions for Fiona?

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(Image: Branch Home)

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