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by James Burgess
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  • the story

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Don't worry, you don't have to give up your daily coffee fix to show mama earth some love. This clever porcelain rendition of a paper cup looks just like the modern to-go cup, except this one can be used over and over again. So whether you order black coffee or double mocha cinnamon latte, the original I Am NOT a Paper CupTM made of double-walled porcelain will keep drinks piping hot and paper cups out of landfills. Durable and great for travel. Matte porcelain finish. Comes with one soft silicone I Am NOT a Plastic LidTM in white. Designed by James Burgess. Made in Taiwan.

Replacement "I Am NOT a Plastic Lid" in white and black sold separately.

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Item ID
17308
Made from
porcelain ECO silk paper, silicone
Measurements
6" H: Top: 3.5" dia, Bottom: 2.25" dia; 11 oz.
Notes
dishwasher and microwave safe
  • the maker

James Burgess

Born in 1981 and educated in the UK, James Burgess' design philosophy is simple, "To produce intriguing, interactive products that evoke emotions and memories."

James tries to design objects that relate to our everyday lives, with clever references and innuendos.

"Design allows me to express my thoughts and ethics with each product reflecting my personality, James said. "I feel design is a way to reinvent our everyday lives and to make the quality of life better for everyone".

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THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP
 
4.3

(based on 214 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (167)
  • Comfortable to hold (151)
  • Dishwasher safe (143)
  • Durable (128)
  • Thick glass (68)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (15)
  • Difficult to clean (11)
  • Too delicate (6)
  • Not big enough (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (136)
  • Informal (75)
  • Commercial (19)
  • Decorative (19)
  • Gift (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (135), Stylish (90), Budget shopper (65), Frequent entertainer (22), Casual reader (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (99), Yes (96)

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4.0

I AM NOT A PAPER CUP

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from Saluda, SC

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Durable
  • Large Capacity / Good Size
  • Microwave Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breakfast
    • Home
    • Travel

    Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

    I gave the I AM NOT A PAPER CUP as a gift and my girlfriend really loved it. She had been using styrofoam cups and this one really will last. Plus it has a flexible top that can be washed.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    How conversations naturally get started

    By 

    from Boulder CO now but usually WY

    About Me 68 years old this year, Backpacker, Buddhist practitioner, Bug heart for earth, Good neighbor, Grateful to be alive, Leader, Loves diversity, Loves to mend things, Meditation instructor, Mother of 2 grown ups, Mountain climber, Non-consumer, Passion to be of benefit, Practical, Private pilot, Purpose appreciation, Rock climber, Scuba diver, Teacher, Want to do what's right, Woman w no money, Xc skier

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Brings up "no away"
    • Dark drinks look perky
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Doesn't burn my hands
    • Doesn't pollute
    • Durable
    • Fits car cup holder
    • Heavey strong feel
    • Keeps my tea hot
    • Large Capacity / Good Size
    • Makes friends
    • Mindfulness practice
    • Models sustainability
    • Personal good feeling
    • Plain pretty no frills
    • Protects wild places
    • Saves indigenous rivers
    • Saves trees
    • Top feels like a pacifier

    Cons

    • Gets tea stained
    • When lost i cry

    Best Uses

    • Breakfast
    • Camping
    • Conservation
    • Gifts
    • Helping environment
    • Home
    • Making enviro statement
    • Office
    • Personal responsibility
    • Travel
    • Ups my commitment

    Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

    what i love about this cup (and this is the second one i've bought bc i LOST the first one to some lucky individual in Boulder CO) is that people working in coffee shops (which we have MANY of in Boulder) love to touch them. the cup also attracts attention from other people in line. as a result it offers me these GREAT opportunities for authentic conversations about the connection btwn beauty, practicality AND sustainability. this cup is all i need to teach about the environment in an uplifted, non-confrontive way. i say "thanks" to this cup every single day. no joke.

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    4.0

    Nice travel coffee mug

    By 

    from Newport RI

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

    Good insulated mug. Only hits are that it does not hold a large amount (which I personally don't mind as I don't drink large hot drinks + if a drink is too large, its not likely to stay too hot anyway...). Also, if you fill it to high and drive w/it, it will spill.

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    5.0

    Quirky and Practical

    By 

    from Chicago

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

        I gave this as a gift. It was both practical and fun.

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        5.0

        sturdy and sleek

        By 

        from bettendorf, IA

        About Me Casual Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

              Gift for coffee drinker

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              4.0

              Great Quality!

              By 

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Casual Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good design
              • Good price value
              • Sturdy
              • Well Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

                  I bought this for a co-worker who goes to the coffee shop every morning. She loves the fact that it's so well made and she can bring it in to the coffee shop and not waste paper/plastic cups anymore.

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                  4.0

                  Keeps it warm!

                  By 

                  from West Fork, AR

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

                  I gave this as a gift to my boss. He said it keeps his coffee much warmer than a paper / styrofoam alternative. But the gritty texture of the cup exterior bothers him - says it's like fingernails on a chalkboard.

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                  5.0

                  haven't seen it, it was a mailed gift

                  By 

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

                  my gift-receiver was very impressed with this gift and I have since given your web site to others. [...]

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                  3.0

                  A little heavy, but very useful!

                  By 

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Casual Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Informative

                  Cons

                  • Not What I Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Older Readers
                  • Travel Reading
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

                  The product is very useful and definitely looks very cool. It was a lot heavier than I expected though which made it not very useful for travel/commuting as I thought it would be. But it would be good for taking on car trips and walking around the house.

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                  4.0

                  Very Good

                  By 

                  from Concord, MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about THE ORIGINAL I AM NOT A PAPER CUP:

                  This product has been very useful. It has replaced styrofoam cups to take to work. It's eco-friendly, convenient, and well priced. Well done!

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