Coffee with a Cause – helping the environment and Irish charities

Edamame have collaborated with Irish artists to design reusable coffee cups to raise money for three Irish charities

Written by Ailbhe DeCastro


Edamame is an Irish eco-product company who have now launched a brand new range of environmentally friendly, reusable coffee cups. The ‘Coffee with a Cause’ range was the idea of Zoe Hertelendi, Edamame’s founder.  

The product

The new range of coffee cups, entitled ‘Coffee with a Cause’, are three designs which have been provided by three Irish artists, including a very talented seven year old, Una Lovric.

The cups are made from bamboo fibre which is the world’s fastest growing and most sustainable crop. The cup also comes with a recyclable silicone lid and sleeve. They are BPA (bisphenol A) and phthalate-free, and free of petrochemical plastic which makes them incredibly eco-friendly.

The artists

Joe Caslin is a well known Irish street artist whose work has previously been put on display in the National Gallery of Ireland. His work is normally done as a large scale mural, and in black and white. His work is known for being visually commanding and powerful in the fight to spark social change.

Joe has designed a cup for the cause which he has entitled ‘Root Before We Rise’. Joe’s designed cup is available at a 14 oz size.

Gavin Leane, an acclaimed artist and photographer, is known for his work photographing all aspects of life. On his website, you can find samples of his work under the topics of people, animals, urban, pets, nature and miscellaneous.

Gavin provided the design ‘A Good Time for Change’ to help support the ‘Coffee with a Cause’ project. Gavin’s designed cup is available at a 14 oz size.

The final design comes from local young artist, Una Lovric. Una has entitled her design ‘Love’, and her design has been described as arresting and sophisticated. At just seven years old,  Una uses watercolours and delicate patterns to create her unique cup, and her design is the only one which is available in both a 12 oz and 14 oz size.  


20% of the proceeds of each cup sold will be donated to a charity of the artists choice.

The proceeds from Joe Caslin’s design will go to Pieta House, a charity which works to prevent suicide and self-harm.

The proceeds from Gavin Leane’s design will go to Depaul, a charity which works with the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.  

The proceeds from Una’s design will go to Our Lady’s Children Hospital in Crumlin, which is Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital.

Where can I get one?

The ‘Coffee with a Cause’ range are available alongside the full range of Edamame products online at There are also available to buy in-store in Dublin, at Platform 61 on South William Street. There is also a special pop-up in Belfast which are selling the cups. You can find this pop-up at Harvey Norman, Boucher Road, Belfast.  

The cups cost €14.95 each for the 14 oz size, and Una’s 12 oz design is priced at €13.95.


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