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Around half a billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each year, some of them in edible vessels.

Now a Swiss firm is ensuring coffee-lovers produce even less waste in search of their caffeine hit. Their product: coffee ‘balls’ encased in sustainable packaging.

Instead of an aluminium capsule, the coffee and its aroma are contained in a flavourless, seaweed-based cover.

Brewing takes place in a specially produced, energy-efficient machine. After which the cover can be safely composted.

The machine and ball combination is scheduled to hit the market in France and Switzerland later this year.

Heavy consumers might want to pair it with mushroom cultivation or changing their team strip.

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