Given the recent ruckus about BPA-free plastic being not that safe after all, we get it if you’re resigned to drinking water straight out of clouds. But could there be another option?!
Hells yes — and it doesn’t involve permanently tilting your neck skyward, either. Dryad Coffee made trees you can drink from … or to be precise, olive wood and white oak travel mugs that are dishwasher safe, minimally porous, and free of the chemicals in plastic and metal cups.
Dryad is just wrapping up a successful Kickstarter campaign that’ll allow the brand to certify its wooden mugs with the Forest Stewardship Council, so you won’t be hydrating at the expense of old-growth forests. (You have three days left to make a $30 donation for a cup or $40 for a travel mug — or less if you just want good karma.)
Here’s Dryad’s timeline if you wanna snag a mug of your own:
Following successful funding through Kickstarter, we will begin production here in Texas. Our first order of wood will arrive in April, while we finish out the workshop. We expect to begin running a regular production schedule in May, with deliveries beginning in June.
If glass mugs almost audibly beg you to drop them (as they do me), wood can be a stylish, low-guilt alternative. SLURRRP.