Exciting news for those of us who prioritize consistent hydration and routine caffeine fixes: a water bottle-coffee cup combo. Better known as Hitch, the efficient bottle and coffee cup combo is a sustainable solution that consists of an 18-ounce, vacuum-insulated water container and a 12-ounce, vacuum-insulated coffee compartment. The patent-pending design is equipped with a crossbar that you can twist to release the cup from the bottle.
The Hitch container encourages people to adopt a zero waste approach by eliminating the need for plastic water bottles and single-use cups for sipping coffee on the go. Plus, since they stack, you don’t have to have separate containers for hot and cold beverages taking up space in your bag. The container can be used in three different ways: as a full bottle with the empty coffee cup concealed; the full bottle and full cup separated; and the full cup can be attached to the top of the full bottle. Each Hitch comes with a weatherproof cap that fits on the top or bottom of the bottle.
The 9.5″ tall bottle fits into most cup holders and has a tapered shape that’s easy to hold to help reduce spilling. Hitch comes in four shades: natural white, pale blush, charcoal gray and forest green.
Hitch has currently exceeded its fundraising goal, though the campaign is still running. For a pledge of $49 or more, supporters will receive the vacuum-insulated bottle and cup combo, along with the bottle protector and the leak-proof cup lid. Additionally, Hitch will plant a tree on your behalf and also remove 1 kg of ocean-bound plastic waste so that shipping the product is carbon neutral. Products are expected to begin shipping in October 2020.
Hitch was created by Laguna Alum David Silverander '01.