Reusable To-Go

We all want to do the right thing and drink from a reusable coffee cup. But most of us either forget to bring them along or don’t want the hassle of carrying a clunky mug or reusable bottle. Stojo is a collapsible drinking cup made mostly of silicone. It folds down fast into a two-inch-thick disc that fits in your jacket pocket or bag. A hard plastic heat sleeve adds stability while insulating your hand. And the plastic lid is spill-proof, even when the cup is compacted. Co-Founders Jurrien Swarts, Ben Melinger, and Alex Abrams were talking (over coffee, fittingly enough) about how much waste to-go cups generate. But bulky travel mugs didn’t work well with their busy, urban lives. They created a reusable travel cup that’s easy to carry and store, so you’ll be inspired to cut down on paper cups. Every time you use it, that’s one less paper cup that gets thrown away.

Stojo

Collapsible Travel Cup

Reusable To-Go

We all want to do the right thing and drink from a reusable coffee cup. But most of us either forget to bring them along or don’t want the hassle of carrying a clunky mug or reusable bottle. Stojo is a collapsible drinking cup made mostly of silicone. It folds down fast into a two-inch-thick disc that fits in your jacket pocket or bag. A hard plastic heat sleeve adds stability while insulating your hand. And the plastic lid is spill-proof, even when the cup is compacted. Co-Founders Jurrien Swarts, Ben Melinger, and Alex Abrams were talking (over coffee, fittingly enough) about how much waste to-go cups generate. But bulky travel mugs didn’t work well with their busy, urban lives. They created a reusable travel cup that’s easy to carry and store, so you’ll be inspired to cut down on paper cups. Every time you use it, that’s one less paper cup that gets thrown away.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Stojo to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Gretta
    Gretta
    1/12/2016 9:44 AM

    I would like an even smaller cup for taking an aspirin on the fly. Do you have any plans for offering different sizes? BTW, love the idea of stowing the sleeve in the base!

  • mary
    mary
    1/12/2016 4:30 PM

    @Gretta absolutely lg size most people drink ex lg dunkings in morning

  • Jonnetta
    Jonnetta
    1/12/2016 6:09 PM

    @gretta

    They make travel collapsible cups with pill holders at Walmart and dollar stores.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 7:48 PM

    It sounds like more sizes are indeed on the way everyone!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 9:53 AM

    I'll second Greta's request for different sizes, but I'd love to see a 16oz version.

  • Alexis
    Alexis
    1/12/2016 3:39 PM

    @Karen I'd also prefer a 16-oz version. Who consumes a small coffee?! :-)

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:07 AM

    Gretta, thanks! We do have lots of products in our brains and on the drafting table... we aren't planning on a smaller cup for the moment (other than a kid's sippy cup which will come this spring/summer)... We will keep the idea in mind tho! Thanks!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:08 AM

    Karen, we will be adding larger cups to the mix in the future. The 12 oz was the one we wanted to introduce first and see whether people need and will adopt this product.

  • anne
    anne
    1/12/2016 10:15 AM

    Is it a 12oz cup? Can all pieces go in dishwasher?, are lids replaceable? And is sleeve replaceable? Thanks!

    Anne

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:36 AM

    @anne 12 oz, yes! dishwasher and microwave safe! replacement parts, yes! Sleeve replaceable, yes!

  • Susan
    Susan
    1/12/2016 10:18 AM

    I had a collapsible glass many year ago. I like the idea but I would prefer it be made in the USA.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:37 AM

    @Susan We would love to make it in the USA too. Maybe in the future if we can find someone to manufacture it for us for the right price.

  • Angela
    Angela
    1/12/2016 10:20 AM

    I would also like to know if it can go in the microwave? Love it!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:40 AM

    @Angela Microwave safe indeed! I even cook scrambled eggs in it when I'm hungry and don't have time to step out. My partner sometimes leaves his apartment with his morning oatmeal in a Stojo. Easy to carry when you're done, rinse at the office and switches to coffee mug!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 10:24 AM

    I'm seconding the need for a larger cup. I love this idea and would happily buy a larger size. I currently have a 24oz and it is so large, I really don't enjoy carrying it around once it is empty.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:41 AM

    @Karen It will be a while before the larger size is available... consider picking up a 12 oz today. You wouldn't believe how many times a week having one in your purse, bag, car will come in handy, and they take up very little space!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 12:40 PM

    @Jurrien

    Oh, don't worry, I already ordered 12 ounce version. I love the oatmeal idea, too. If it works as well as I think it will, I'll happily buy a larger size, too, when they're available.

  • penny
    penny
    1/12/2016 10:33 AM

    I need a larger cup. The size of a normal solo cup would be perfect. I'm guessing 16 oz?

    I would gladly purchase several of them for my daughter/her husband and myself/my husband.. and for gifts.. very cool.

    Reminds of the little hard plastic ones they had when I was a kid, they collapsed into several small sections.. til they were flat.. ALWAYS too small though

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:46 AM

    @penny Those little collapsible camping cups I had as a kid were a partial inspiration for the Stojo Pocket Cup for sure. They HUGE difference being, those weren't leak proof and they weren't insulated against the heat from a hot beverage.

    You should totally get these as a gift for your family. They will be so thrilled to reduce their disposable cup use to zero, that they'll forgive you that you bought them a smaller cup!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 12:45 PM

    @Jurrien

    After I test mine out, I'll probably buy some as gifts for my son's Scoutmasters leapfrog, insulated and collapsible sounds perfect for morning coffee on a campout, and scout campouts go much more smoothly when the Scoutmasters are well-caffeinated.

  • Ran
    Ran
    1/12/2016 10:49 AM

    Can you drink from the cup when it is in one or more of the various stages of collapse; thus making 4 different volumes?

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:15 AM

    @Ran You certainly could...but I have been using these for 3 years now (including prototypes) and honestly, with the exception of there being times I want a bigger version, or one with a straw (especially in summer when I drink iced coffee or tea a lot), this 12 oz cup does the trick.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    1/12/2016 3:29 PM

    @Jurrien

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    1/12/2016 3:31 PM

    Glad someone asked this since I am in the minority who would really prefer an 8 oz cup. That's plenty of hot tea for me.

  • Stephen
    Stephen
    1/12/2016 10:51 AM

    I love this idea, but would want it in a significantly larger size. I carry my coffee from home in a 24-oz thermos/cup now that goes into my backpack/briefcase and to the subway and office with me. I hate lugging back the empty cup because it takes up room in my bag I need for other things. I could make 2 16-oz size Stojos work, but would definitely prefer one even larger one. Love the reusability, but need a capacity large enough to feed my caffeine addiction and my refusal to pay staggering sums for take-out coffee.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:17 AM

    @Stephen I certainly hear you on that one. No one should attempt to use Stojos as thermoses...they aren't that. We might do one in the future, but this is a replacement for bulky travel cups and disposable cups. We have a coffee maker in the office and carrying capacity isn't an issue for me.

  • Richard
    Richard
    1/12/2016 10:57 AM

    Has this been tested in extreme cold like up here in the UP of Michigan? Things like that tend to crack and or brake when left in a car/truck and exposed to the extreme cold.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:38 AM

    @Richard Richard, silicone won't crack under cold temps or melt from high temps. The plastic is made from polypropylene which is what most travel mugs are made from.

  • Alex
    Alex
    1/12/2016 11:00 AM

    How about a 24oz bowl with lid that seals in a similar fashion? I would love to have a collapsible bowl with me so I could leave the restaurant without taking my leftovers in a foam box.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:39 AM

    @Alex Collapsible food containers are definitely in the new product pipeline for us. Thanks!

  • Gail
    Gail
    1/12/2016 11:56 AM

    @Jurrien

  • Gail
    Gail
    1/12/2016 11:59 AM

    @Gail oops - fumble fingers...I LOVE this idea. Also, is there any odor or taste to the silicone? I have a travel cup lid now that imparts a very annoying taste to the contents.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 2:24 PM

    @Gail Hi! Silicone manufacturing is an art. We had issues with smell during some of our early Kickstarter batches.

    After some initial negative feedback, we went back to the manufacturer and fixed the production process. So...no...there no longer are any odor/taste issues with our products.

    It's very common for there to be an associated smell with silicone products. It has to do with the curing process. When the silicone isn't cured sufficiently, a residue can remain. Thanks!

  • Dorothy
    Dorothy
    1/12/2016 11:09 AM

    Does it have anything in the silicone, etc. that might be harmful to ingest?

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:42 AM

    @Dorothy We're eco-conscious dads who take product and material safety seriously. Our manufacturer is used by other well-known brands and all materials were randomly and independently tested for harmful agents. We passed the tests with flying colors. There are no BPAs, leads, adhesives or phthalates in our products. Thanks!

  • Nathan
    Nathan
    1/12/2016 12:37 PM

    @Jurrien It's great you passed those tests; I personally won't buy anything less than platinum-cured silicone and am willing to pay for a premium version of your cup to get that, instead. I can't be the only one...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 2:08 PM

    It might find its way into future plans, Nathan! We'll be sure to keep you posted.

  • Deb
    Deb
    1/12/2016 11:13 AM

    I'm wondering if the cup is BPA-free or mold resistant?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 1:04 PM

    Hi Deb, it is BPA-free, but I'll let Jurrien chime in about mold resistance. Stojo is food grade silicone.

  • Lou
    Lou
    1/12/2016 11:13 AM

    I agree with Greta's comment, too. I would love to have one that is smaller, too, for carrying it in my purse. I need to take multiple medications at various time throughout the day and a smaller cup would be much easier to stow in a purse, especially travelling through airports.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:43 AM

    @Lou Hi Lou, the Pocket Cup was designed to be compact. It measures 3.5" across and 2" thick when collapsed. My wife (and many of our enthusiastic customers) carries hers in her purse.

  • Daisy
    Daisy
    1/12/2016 11:14 AM

    You are heroes! Hey, why not use just to get 10 cents off at each Starbucks visit. I've even been given a free drink (hot and cold) at some places. Just for bringing in a mug. Right on!! I get it! Stuffed my bulky mug into parka pocket just this morning. I get it will buy one for everyone in my family who will use it.

    Didn't see how many ounces it is. Thanks, you all!! ??

  • Daisy
    Daisy
    1/12/2016 11:16 AM

    @Daisy oh. Got it. 12 oz

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 11:18 AM

    No question. Just a comment. I'll be sure to purchase one when it comes in the 16oz size. 12oz is too small!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 11:23 AM

    Good to know, Karen! I'm sure it's great for Jurrien to hear there is a demand for future products.

  • Lillian
    Lillian
    1/12/2016 11:21 AM

    Hi guys ? What a wonderful product! Love the colors. Can u make it in my most favorite color too? I'm a nut for everything PURPLE????!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:44 AM

    @Lillian Definitely one of the colors we'll be considering in the future!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 12:53 PM

    @Jurrien

    My son seconds the vote for a purple version.

  • Faith
    Faith
    1/12/2016 11:25 AM

    How tightly does snap closure on the the lid fasten...if the cup falls over, will it leak? I will buy several if no part of the cup leaks when full. Thank you.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:46 AM

    @Faith when the cup lid is properly screwed on and the stopper is inserted into the mouth hole, the cup won't leak from being knocked over. I've dropped it from a counter onto the floor and it didn't leak. Even if the stopper isn't in the mouth hole and it gets knocked over, the amount of liquid coming out is minimal if you move quickly to pick it up.

  • Gavin
    Gavin
    1/12/2016 11:26 AM

    Hello, I'm impressed with your cup and wondered, firstly if it's insulated enough to keep a drink warm for an hour or so, and is it available in the UK? Thanks. Gavin

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:49 AM

    @Gavin unfortunately the silicone isn't thick enough to keep a hot beverage hot for an hour. The Stojo Pocket Cup behaves more like a paper cup in terms of insulation properties. You could use Coffee Joulies with our cup to keep things warm longer. I'm not sure if The Grommet ships to the UK or not.

  • Robert
    Robert
    1/12/2016 11:33 AM

    Make a 32oz or 44oz version and I'd buy one in a second!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 2:07 PM

    Good to know, Robert, keep an eye out for updates!

  • Howard
    Howard
    1/12/2016 11:34 AM

    Great idea! I have a reusable coffee cup/thermos (from Starbucks). Why waste our natural resources?

    I like that your cup is collapsible, which is really handy, being easy to carry and store. I have 2 questions (pardon me if they've already been asked):

    1. What prevents collapsing a cup that is filled with liquid?

    2. How do you clean it? Is it dishwasher safe or do you wash by hand.

    Very clever product.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:52 AM

    @Howard thanks for your questions:

    1. It takes a concerted effort to collapse the cup, and is very hard to do when the heat sleeve is being used (adds to the structural stability). It's how we designed it. Between our Kickstarter backers and early customers we have about 10,000 users and not one person has complained about an accidental collapse. When the stopper is in the closed position, it actually is even more difficult to collapse...because the stopper forms a vacuum and air gets trapped in the cup.

    2. Dishwasher safe.

  • Anita
    Anita
    1/12/2016 11:35 AM

    How many ounces? Are there two different cups (one with a straw)? Same size? Thanks!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 12:13 PM

    @Anita currently we offer the Stojo Pocket Cup (12 oz). Straws are in prototype right now, with other sizes to come later this year. Thanks!

  • Wilton
    Wilton
    1/12/2016 11:43 AM

    Have one from the KS Campaign. Love it!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:53 AM

    @Wilton thanks so much for chiming in Wilton. We've been hard at work on the manufacturing side of things and have made a number of improvements that make the Stojo even better!

  • susan
    susan
    1/12/2016 11:46 AM

    Oh Starbucks bring it on board! discount if you bring your own cup??? I bring my own cup when visit my local shop.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:57 AM

    @susan Most places will give you $0.10-$0.25 off a cup of coffee when you bring your own cup. Stojo pays for itself fairly quickly in that sense.

    Think of it like this: If you BUY A STOJO TODAY, get a dime off each cup of coffee, buy 1 cup of coffee a day, by the end of May, you'll have offset the $15. By the end of December, you will have pocketed $20! (and kept 365 disposable cups out of our landfills)

  • Lucinda
    Lucinda
    1/12/2016 12:04 PM

    In the store window in the video, some of the Stojo's appear to have a straw. Am I seeing correctly? If so are they available for purchase as well?

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 12:09 PM

    @Lucinda, those are prototypes for a future offering. Won't be available until later this year.

  • Lucinda
    Lucinda
    1/12/2016 12:12 PM

    @Jurrien Thanks!

  • Oran
    Oran
    1/12/2016 12:08 PM

    Is the cup microwave safe?

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 12:09 PM

    @Oran yup!

  • Alma
    Alma
    1/12/2016 12:31 PM

    High five????been looking for this collapsible cup for a VERY LONG TIME, would have wanted 8 oz. cup, however, the 12 oz. will allow no spills while on the go. Getting one after this comment. Hope the next cups are labeled "Made in the USA" , thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 2:08 PM

    Thanks, Alma! We'll be sure to let you know of any updates!

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    1/12/2016 12:33 PM

    Just adding to the requests for a larger cup--when this comes 16 oz. or more I'm in. Thanks!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 12:44 PM

    @Sarah thanks for the feedback!

  • j
    j
    1/12/2016 12:44 PM

    my mom used to carry something similar to this in her purse 45 years ago. nice but hardly a new idea.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 12:47 PM

    Your mom missed out on a golden business opportunity, J!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 1:06 PM

    @Mike Hoverboards aren't a new idea either...but kudos to the folks who figure out how to put a practical / working one into every home! :o)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 1:24 PM

    Amen!

  • William
    William
    1/12/2016 1:03 PM

    Brilliant idea...will be buying two for the wife and I........looking forward to larger sizes as well.

    Bill

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 1:06 PM

    @William thanks for your support!

  • Elandra
    Elandra
    1/12/2016 3:06 PM

    From the comments, this is a Grawesome (=Great + Awesome) sounding cup - I am sold. I love the concept and will purchase this size as well as order the larger cup when it is available. Gee, I wish I had found this before I bought another beverage container for a friend I will be visiting in February.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 3:12 PM

    @Elandra Thanks for the props!

  • Jeanette
    Jeanette
    1/12/2016 3:46 PM

    Excellent! Wondering though if the heat sleeve attaches when collapsed or will I have two parts in my pocket?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 4:11 PM

    Thanks, Jeannette! The heat sleeve actually fits into the cup when collapsed so it will remain one part.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    1/12/2016 3:51 PM

    A few questions. Can you add a permanent or collapsing handle to the hard plastic heat sleeve? I have carpel tunnel and a handle helps to alleviate the doping problem. I would also like to know how long hot beverages stay hot. I would like a 24 ounce version with a sip or straw option but I don't want to reheat constantly. A 16 oz bowl with a snap in spork (spoon, fork), knork (knife, fork) or a 3 in 1 (spoon, fork, knife) tool, built into the lid.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 4:17 PM

    @Lisa Hi Lisa, sorry to hear about your condition. Those are all awesome ideas that we can consider for the future as we roll out new and better products. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for future updates.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    1/12/2016 5:02 PM

    I already own silicone straws with a 12 mm. diameter that will compress down to an oval shape of 15 mm. Is this too big to fit the opening of your cup?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 6:36 PM

    Hi Kathryn, the opening of the cup is about 1/2" long by an 1/8" wide which may be a bit too small for the straw.

  • Guest
    Guest
    1/12/2016 5:23 PM

    Does this product ship to Canada? I always take a mug of either coffee or tea when I go out.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 6:31 PM

    We currently do not ship to Canada except through the service Bongo, but it is something we are looking to accomplish in the hopefully near future. As soon as we do, trust me, we will let you know!

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    1/12/2016 6:54 PM

    Can I use an electric water boiling coil in the cup?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 7:49 PM

    Hi Thomas, I'll let Jurrien field that one. It may have been part of the testing process.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie
    1/12/2016 8:22 PM

    How many ounces does it hold?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/13/2016 10:21 AM

    12 oz., Bonnie!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Stojo

Collapsible Travel Cup

Reusable To-Go

We all want to do the right thing and drink from a reusable coffee cup. But most of us either forget to bring them along or don’t want the hassle of carrying a clunky mug or reusable bottle.

Stojo is a collapsible drinking cup made mostly of silicone. It folds down fast into a two-inch-thick disc that fits in your jacket pocket
or bag. A hard plastic heat sleeve adds stability while insulating your hand. And the plastic lid is spill-proof, even when the cup is compacted.

Co-Founders Jurrien Swarts, Ben Melinger, and Alex Abrams were talking (over coffee, fittingly enough) about how much waste to-go cups generate. But bulky travel mugs didn’t work well with their busy, urban lives. They created a reusable travel cup that’s easy to carry and store, so you’ll be inspired to cut down on paper cups. Every time you use it, that’s one less paper cup that gets thrown away.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Stojo to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Gretta
    Gretta
    1/12/2016 9:44 AM

    I would like an even smaller cup for taking an aspirin on the fly. Do you have any plans for offering different sizes? BTW, love the idea of stowing the sleeve in the base!

  • mary
    mary
    1/12/2016 4:30 PM

    @Gretta absolutely lg size most people drink ex lg dunkings in morning

  • Jonnetta
    Jonnetta
    1/12/2016 6:09 PM

    @gretta

    They make travel collapsible cups with pill holders at Walmart and dollar stores.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 7:48 PM

    It sounds like more sizes are indeed on the way everyone!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 9:53 AM

    I'll second Greta's request for different sizes, but I'd love to see a 16oz version.

  • Alexis
    Alexis
    1/12/2016 3:39 PM

    @Karen I'd also prefer a 16-oz version. Who consumes a small coffee?! :-)

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:07 AM

    Gretta, thanks! We do have lots of products in our brains and on the drafting table... we aren't planning on a smaller cup for the moment (other than a kid's sippy cup which will come this spring/summer)... We will keep the idea in mind tho! Thanks!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:08 AM

    Karen, we will be adding larger cups to the mix in the future. The 12 oz was the one we wanted to introduce first and see whether people need and will adopt this product.

  • anne
    anne
    1/12/2016 10:15 AM

    Is it a 12oz cup? Can all pieces go in dishwasher?, are lids replaceable? And is sleeve replaceable? Thanks!

    Anne

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:36 AM

    @anne 12 oz, yes! dishwasher and microwave safe! replacement parts, yes! Sleeve replaceable, yes!

  • Susan
    Susan
    1/12/2016 10:18 AM

    I had a collapsible glass many year ago. I like the idea but I would prefer it be made in the USA.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:37 AM

    @Susan We would love to make it in the USA too. Maybe in the future if we can find someone to manufacture it for us for the right price.

  • Angela
    Angela
    1/12/2016 10:20 AM

    I would also like to know if it can go in the microwave? Love it!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:40 AM

    @Angela Microwave safe indeed! I even cook scrambled eggs in it when I'm hungry and don't have time to step out. My partner sometimes leaves his apartment with his morning oatmeal in a Stojo. Easy to carry when you're done, rinse at the office and switches to coffee mug!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 10:24 AM

    I'm seconding the need for a larger cup. I love this idea and would happily buy a larger size. I currently have a 24oz and it is so large, I really don't enjoy carrying it around once it is empty.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:41 AM

    @Karen It will be a while before the larger size is available... consider picking up a 12 oz today. You wouldn't believe how many times a week having one in your purse, bag, car will come in handy, and they take up very little space!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 12:40 PM

    @Jurrien

    Oh, don't worry, I already ordered 12 ounce version. I love the oatmeal idea, too. If it works as well as I think it will, I'll happily buy a larger size, too, when they're available.

  • penny
    penny
    1/12/2016 10:33 AM

    I need a larger cup. The size of a normal solo cup would be perfect. I'm guessing 16 oz?

    I would gladly purchase several of them for my daughter/her husband and myself/my husband.. and for gifts.. very cool.

    Reminds of the little hard plastic ones they had when I was a kid, they collapsed into several small sections.. til they were flat.. ALWAYS too small though

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 10:46 AM

    @penny Those little collapsible camping cups I had as a kid were a partial inspiration for the Stojo Pocket Cup for sure. They HUGE difference being, those weren't leak proof and they weren't insulated against the heat from a hot beverage.

    You should totally get these as a gift for your family. They will be so thrilled to reduce their disposable cup use to zero, that they'll forgive you that you bought them a smaller cup!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 12:45 PM

    @Jurrien

    After I test mine out, I'll probably buy some as gifts for my son's Scoutmasters leapfrog, insulated and collapsible sounds perfect for morning coffee on a campout, and scout campouts go much more smoothly when the Scoutmasters are well-caffeinated.

  • Ran
    Ran
    1/12/2016 10:49 AM

    Can you drink from the cup when it is in one or more of the various stages of collapse; thus making 4 different volumes?

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:15 AM

    @Ran You certainly could...but I have been using these for 3 years now (including prototypes) and honestly, with the exception of there being times I want a bigger version, or one with a straw (especially in summer when I drink iced coffee or tea a lot), this 12 oz cup does the trick.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    1/12/2016 3:29 PM

    @Jurrien

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    1/12/2016 3:31 PM

    Glad someone asked this since I am in the minority who would really prefer an 8 oz cup. That's plenty of hot tea for me.

  • Stephen
    Stephen
    1/12/2016 10:51 AM

    I love this idea, but would want it in a significantly larger size. I carry my coffee from home in a 24-oz thermos/cup now that goes into my backpack/briefcase and to the subway and office with me. I hate lugging back the empty cup because it takes up room in my bag I need for other things. I could make 2 16-oz size Stojos work, but would definitely prefer one even larger one. Love the reusability, but need a capacity large enough to feed my caffeine addiction and my refusal to pay staggering sums for take-out coffee.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:17 AM

    @Stephen I certainly hear you on that one. No one should attempt to use Stojos as thermoses...they aren't that. We might do one in the future, but this is a replacement for bulky travel cups and disposable cups. We have a coffee maker in the office and carrying capacity isn't an issue for me.

  • Richard
    Richard
    1/12/2016 10:57 AM

    Has this been tested in extreme cold like up here in the UP of Michigan? Things like that tend to crack and or brake when left in a car/truck and exposed to the extreme cold.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:38 AM

    @Richard Richard, silicone won't crack under cold temps or melt from high temps. The plastic is made from polypropylene which is what most travel mugs are made from.

  • Alex
    Alex
    1/12/2016 11:00 AM

    How about a 24oz bowl with lid that seals in a similar fashion? I would love to have a collapsible bowl with me so I could leave the restaurant without taking my leftovers in a foam box.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:39 AM

    @Alex Collapsible food containers are definitely in the new product pipeline for us. Thanks!

  • Gail
    Gail
    1/12/2016 11:56 AM

    @Jurrien

  • Gail
    Gail
    1/12/2016 11:59 AM

    @Gail oops - fumble fingers...I LOVE this idea. Also, is there any odor or taste to the silicone? I have a travel cup lid now that imparts a very annoying taste to the contents.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 2:24 PM

    @Gail Hi! Silicone manufacturing is an art. We had issues with smell during some of our early Kickstarter batches.

    After some initial negative feedback, we went back to the manufacturer and fixed the production process. So...no...there no longer are any odor/taste issues with our products.

    It's very common for there to be an associated smell with silicone products. It has to do with the curing process. When the silicone isn't cured sufficiently, a residue can remain. Thanks!

  • Dorothy
    Dorothy
    1/12/2016 11:09 AM

    Does it have anything in the silicone, etc. that might be harmful to ingest?

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:42 AM

    @Dorothy We're eco-conscious dads who take product and material safety seriously. Our manufacturer is used by other well-known brands and all materials were randomly and independently tested for harmful agents. We passed the tests with flying colors. There are no BPAs, leads, adhesives or phthalates in our products. Thanks!

  • Nathan
    Nathan
    1/12/2016 12:37 PM

    @Jurrien It's great you passed those tests; I personally won't buy anything less than platinum-cured silicone and am willing to pay for a premium version of your cup to get that, instead. I can't be the only one...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 2:08 PM

    It might find its way into future plans, Nathan! We'll be sure to keep you posted.

  • Deb
    Deb
    1/12/2016 11:13 AM

    I'm wondering if the cup is BPA-free or mold resistant?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 1:04 PM

    Hi Deb, it is BPA-free, but I'll let Jurrien chime in about mold resistance. Stojo is food grade silicone.

  • Lou
    Lou
    1/12/2016 11:13 AM

    I agree with Greta's comment, too. I would love to have one that is smaller, too, for carrying it in my purse. I need to take multiple medications at various time throughout the day and a smaller cup would be much easier to stow in a purse, especially travelling through airports.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:43 AM

    @Lou Hi Lou, the Pocket Cup was designed to be compact. It measures 3.5" across and 2" thick when collapsed. My wife (and many of our enthusiastic customers) carries hers in her purse.

  • Daisy
    Daisy
    1/12/2016 11:14 AM

    You are heroes! Hey, why not use just to get 10 cents off at each Starbucks visit. I've even been given a free drink (hot and cold) at some places. Just for bringing in a mug. Right on!! I get it! Stuffed my bulky mug into parka pocket just this morning. I get it will buy one for everyone in my family who will use it.

    Didn't see how many ounces it is. Thanks, you all!! ??

  • Daisy
    Daisy
    1/12/2016 11:16 AM

    @Daisy oh. Got it. 12 oz

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 11:18 AM

    No question. Just a comment. I'll be sure to purchase one when it comes in the 16oz size. 12oz is too small!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 11:23 AM

    Good to know, Karen! I'm sure it's great for Jurrien to hear there is a demand for future products.

  • Lillian
    Lillian
    1/12/2016 11:21 AM

    Hi guys ? What a wonderful product! Love the colors. Can u make it in my most favorite color too? I'm a nut for everything PURPLE????!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:44 AM

    @Lillian Definitely one of the colors we'll be considering in the future!

  • Karen
    Karen
    1/12/2016 12:53 PM

    @Jurrien

    My son seconds the vote for a purple version.

  • Faith
    Faith
    1/12/2016 11:25 AM

    How tightly does snap closure on the the lid fasten...if the cup falls over, will it leak? I will buy several if no part of the cup leaks when full. Thank you.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:46 AM

    @Faith when the cup lid is properly screwed on and the stopper is inserted into the mouth hole, the cup won't leak from being knocked over. I've dropped it from a counter onto the floor and it didn't leak. Even if the stopper isn't in the mouth hole and it gets knocked over, the amount of liquid coming out is minimal if you move quickly to pick it up.

  • Gavin
    Gavin
    1/12/2016 11:26 AM

    Hello, I'm impressed with your cup and wondered, firstly if it's insulated enough to keep a drink warm for an hour or so, and is it available in the UK? Thanks. Gavin

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:49 AM

    @Gavin unfortunately the silicone isn't thick enough to keep a hot beverage hot for an hour. The Stojo Pocket Cup behaves more like a paper cup in terms of insulation properties. You could use Coffee Joulies with our cup to keep things warm longer. I'm not sure if The Grommet ships to the UK or not.

  • Robert
    Robert
    1/12/2016 11:33 AM

    Make a 32oz or 44oz version and I'd buy one in a second!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 2:07 PM

    Good to know, Robert, keep an eye out for updates!

  • Howard
    Howard
    1/12/2016 11:34 AM

    Great idea! I have a reusable coffee cup/thermos (from Starbucks). Why waste our natural resources?

    I like that your cup is collapsible, which is really handy, being easy to carry and store. I have 2 questions (pardon me if they've already been asked):

    1. What prevents collapsing a cup that is filled with liquid?

    2. How do you clean it? Is it dishwasher safe or do you wash by hand.

    Very clever product.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:52 AM

    @Howard thanks for your questions:

    1. It takes a concerted effort to collapse the cup, and is very hard to do when the heat sleeve is being used (adds to the structural stability). It's how we designed it. Between our Kickstarter backers and early customers we have about 10,000 users and not one person has complained about an accidental collapse. When the stopper is in the closed position, it actually is even more difficult to collapse...because the stopper forms a vacuum and air gets trapped in the cup.

    2. Dishwasher safe.

  • Anita
    Anita
    1/12/2016 11:35 AM

    How many ounces? Are there two different cups (one with a straw)? Same size? Thanks!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 12:13 PM

    @Anita currently we offer the Stojo Pocket Cup (12 oz). Straws are in prototype right now, with other sizes to come later this year. Thanks!

  • Wilton
    Wilton
    1/12/2016 11:43 AM

    Have one from the KS Campaign. Love it!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:53 AM

    @Wilton thanks so much for chiming in Wilton. We've been hard at work on the manufacturing side of things and have made a number of improvements that make the Stojo even better!

  • susan
    susan
    1/12/2016 11:46 AM

    Oh Starbucks bring it on board! discount if you bring your own cup??? I bring my own cup when visit my local shop.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 11:57 AM

    @susan Most places will give you $0.10-$0.25 off a cup of coffee when you bring your own cup. Stojo pays for itself fairly quickly in that sense.

    Think of it like this: If you BUY A STOJO TODAY, get a dime off each cup of coffee, buy 1 cup of coffee a day, by the end of May, you'll have offset the $15. By the end of December, you will have pocketed $20! (and kept 365 disposable cups out of our landfills)

  • Lucinda
    Lucinda
    1/12/2016 12:04 PM

    In the store window in the video, some of the Stojo's appear to have a straw. Am I seeing correctly? If so are they available for purchase as well?

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 12:09 PM

    @Lucinda, those are prototypes for a future offering. Won't be available until later this year.

  • Lucinda
    Lucinda
    1/12/2016 12:12 PM

    @Jurrien Thanks!

  • Oran
    Oran
    1/12/2016 12:08 PM

    Is the cup microwave safe?

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 12:09 PM

    @Oran yup!

  • Alma
    Alma
    1/12/2016 12:31 PM

    High five????been looking for this collapsible cup for a VERY LONG TIME, would have wanted 8 oz. cup, however, the 12 oz. will allow no spills while on the go. Getting one after this comment. Hope the next cups are labeled "Made in the USA" , thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 2:08 PM

    Thanks, Alma! We'll be sure to let you know of any updates!

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    1/12/2016 12:33 PM

    Just adding to the requests for a larger cup--when this comes 16 oz. or more I'm in. Thanks!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 12:44 PM

    @Sarah thanks for the feedback!

  • j
    j
    1/12/2016 12:44 PM

    my mom used to carry something similar to this in her purse 45 years ago. nice but hardly a new idea.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 12:47 PM

    Your mom missed out on a golden business opportunity, J!

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 1:06 PM

    @Mike Hoverboards aren't a new idea either...but kudos to the folks who figure out how to put a practical / working one into every home! :o)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 1:24 PM

    Amen!

  • William
    William
    1/12/2016 1:03 PM

    Brilliant idea...will be buying two for the wife and I........looking forward to larger sizes as well.

    Bill

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 1:06 PM

    @William thanks for your support!

  • Elandra
    Elandra
    1/12/2016 3:06 PM

    From the comments, this is a Grawesome (=Great + Awesome) sounding cup - I am sold. I love the concept and will purchase this size as well as order the larger cup when it is available. Gee, I wish I had found this before I bought another beverage container for a friend I will be visiting in February.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 3:12 PM

    @Elandra Thanks for the props!

  • Jeanette
    Jeanette
    1/12/2016 3:46 PM

    Excellent! Wondering though if the heat sleeve attaches when collapsed or will I have two parts in my pocket?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 4:11 PM

    Thanks, Jeannette! The heat sleeve actually fits into the cup when collapsed so it will remain one part.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    1/12/2016 3:51 PM

    A few questions. Can you add a permanent or collapsing handle to the hard plastic heat sleeve? I have carpel tunnel and a handle helps to alleviate the doping problem. I would also like to know how long hot beverages stay hot. I would like a 24 ounce version with a sip or straw option but I don't want to reheat constantly. A 16 oz bowl with a snap in spork (spoon, fork), knork (knife, fork) or a 3 in 1 (spoon, fork, knife) tool, built into the lid.

  • Jurrien
    Jurrien – Special Guest
    1/12/2016 4:17 PM

    @Lisa Hi Lisa, sorry to hear about your condition. Those are all awesome ideas that we can consider for the future as we roll out new and better products. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for future updates.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    1/12/2016 5:02 PM

    I already own silicone straws with a 12 mm. diameter that will compress down to an oval shape of 15 mm. Is this too big to fit the opening of your cup?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 6:36 PM

    Hi Kathryn, the opening of the cup is about 1/2" long by an 1/8" wide which may be a bit too small for the straw.

  • Guest
    Guest
    1/12/2016 5:23 PM

    Does this product ship to Canada? I always take a mug of either coffee or tea when I go out.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 6:31 PM

    We currently do not ship to Canada except through the service Bongo, but it is something we are looking to accomplish in the hopefully near future. As soon as we do, trust me, we will let you know!

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    1/12/2016 6:54 PM

    Can I use an electric water boiling coil in the cup?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/12/2016 7:49 PM

    Hi Thomas, I'll let Jurrien field that one. It may have been part of the testing process.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie
    1/12/2016 8:22 PM

    How many ounces does it hold?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/13/2016 10:21 AM

    12 oz., Bonnie!

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