The idea for the Huskee Cup was first formed on a farm in China's Yunnan Provence, where farmers currently manage hundreds of tonnes of husk waste. Part owner of the Huskee Cup company, Saxon Wright, wanted to create a closed loop system to save the waste product during coffee farming and to therefore save the waste of a paper cup! The Huskee Cup was then created as an alternative to paper made from discarded coffee husk: the layer of cells that coat a coffee bean.