FAQs


We've been testing these cups for six months now. And, after daily use and testing we felt that it was time to make them available to the world!
Here's some questions and answers that we've put together for you. If you think we've overlooked something, or you need more info, have feedback>> please email us rubbercuppy@gmail.com

 

What makes Rubber Cuppy the better choice?

- Zero grams of plastic

- Made from used bicycle tubes that would otherwise go into landfill

- Supporting, and working with local bike stores to close their loop and become circular

- Glassware, we don't use any chemicals or toxic compounds in the making of our cups

- Vacuum sealed lids means no leaks

- Your coffee order can be written on the rubber, we recommend chalk markers or paint pens. Sometimes, the reusable cup is great- but then comes the sticky notes... Rubber Cuppy let's you avoid that.

What is Rubber Cuppy made of?

Rubber Cuppys are made from sustainable food safe glassware- glass is one of the things that can truly be called environmentally friendly, and fully sustainable. And you can read more here. The lids are made from metal. And the rubber sleeve is made of up-cycled bicycle inner tubes, that have been ridden on the streets of Melbourne- before finding their new home on your Rubber Cuppy.

Oh, and- there is zero plastic on your Rubber Cuppy. Which we think is pretty neat.

Does Rubber Cuppy leak?

Our lids have a built in vacuum seal that activates when the lid is closed with your warm drink inside. It requires only a gentle turn of the lid to get it into place. If you overturn, you run the risk of damaging the threading. If this happens, please write to us for a spare lid (check our online store).

If your cup is leaking, there's a good chance that you've dinged the lid or broken the threading. Send us an email, and we'll post a new one out to you.

Can I pick up my coffee straight away?

You can pick up your fresh hot coffee straight away, no problems. For a cup of tea, or boiling water it may need a minute. And soon you will be able to order an additional rubber grip. The rubber helps to keep your coffee insulated on the inside, warm on the outside, and the texture gives you extra grip.

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Up-cycled bike tubes. But why?

Adam here. Tubes are every bike stores big throw away item. If a punctured tube is beyond repair, it's going straight into landfill. By turning these into new meaningful products, we give a new lifecycle to it, and start to reduce it's carbon footprint. We're also celebrating the bike stores that get involved. You can see who they are on Our Stockist page.

Care Instruction for Rubber Cuppy

Handmade = hand wash. Your friendly barista may even give it a rinse for you, and the rubber can be wiped with a damp cloth. We don't recommend putting these in the dishwasher, or removing the rubber sleeve. They just need a quick rinse under hot water, and a wipe.

Can I get my company branding on a Rubber Cuppy?

We're working on that. And we're making sure that it's going to be environmentally friendly too! No bands made in China, no toxic chemicals or avoidable waste. Want to find out how we're getting on? You can write to us and perhaps there's something we can do.

Where are Rubber Cuppys made?

Rubber Cuppys are handmade in Melbourne, using locally collected bicycle tubes and imported Italian glassware. Any printing is done with our local Eco printers using plant based inks and recycled/or up-cycled paper.

Can I order a spare lid for my Cuppy?

Yes you can. Please see our Store for spare lids.

Help, my lid has broken

Sometimes the lids can become dented or dinged. Please send us an image of your lid, your order number (if you have it) and your postal address in an email and we will send you out a replacement for the cost of shipping. (check our online store).

Help, my glass has broken

The glass has been tempered so should withstand some rough handling. However, glass can break and luckily for you the rubber sleeve should catch the broken glass, making it much safer. 

If your Rubber Cuppy breaks within 30 days, send us an email with a photo and your proof of purchase. We will then be able to send you a new glass for the cost of postage. If this happens outside of the 30 days you can buy a new glass in our Online Store.

Help, my rubber sleeve has broken

That's no good. Let's get this sorted. If your rubber sleeve breaks within 30 days, send us an email with a photo and your proof of purchase. We will then ask you to post this back to us so that we can renew it for you for the cost of postage. If this happens outside of the 30 days you can buy a new Rubber Cuppy in our Online Store.

Product Guarantee

Rubber Cuppy will replace any product showing manufacturing defects with the same of similar product within one year of purchase. We require physical or photographic evidence of this. We cover manufacturing defects, but not defects from general wear and tear. All of our Rubber Cuppys are handmade with attention to detail, quality and durability. For more general care instructions please see our Care Instructions above.

Important User Information

- Before using for the first time you should wash the cup and lid

- Rinse your Rubber Cuppy after each use, particularly the inner lid

- Enjoy your Rubber Cuppy, tell your Barista about it, tell your friends and your family! Let everyone know that you are now using an honestly sustainable reusable cup.

Can I fill my Rubber Cuppy with boiling water?

Boiling water can help the pressure to build up. We recommend waiting before putting your lid on. Do not overfill. And see our Store for additional sleeves "Coming Soon" for tea drinkers.

Can my Rubber Cuppy go in the microwave?

Yes, your Rubber Cuppy can be put in the microwave. The lid however cannot. 

Is Rubber Cuppy food safe?

We use food safe glassware and lids. If you are a supplier, we can send you our spec sheet and we do this so that you can have assurance with your customers. Please email us. 

Product Warranty

Rubber Cuppy warrants that the product shall be and remain free from defects in materials and workmanship for twelve months from the date of delivery. The warranty does not extend to wear and tear. 

Rubber Cuppy will replace any defective cups at our sole cost, less the shipping and delivery, upon satisfactory evidence of a defective item or part.

Rubber Cuppy sizes

Rubber Cuppy is available in an 8oz and 12oz, standard sizing. With a 6oz available soon.

Packaging

We use environmentally responsible packaging as much as possible. This includes recycled paper packs and tubes, reused and recycled cardboard boxes, reused newsprint and cardboard padding, shredded paper, biodegradable cellophane bags, and recycled brown kraft wrapping paper.

We also reuse packaging materials from the bike stores - so sometimes you may find eg bubble wrap, plastic wrap or other materials in our cartons. We hope that you give these materials a longer life by reusing them in turn, and recycling what you can't reuse.

Can't find what you're looking for, and have more questions?

Please contact us hello@rubbercuppy.com.au