Coffee Products for Conscious Consumers

Your habit can be kinder to the environment and farmers alike

There’s no doubt that everybody on the CH team is an avid (if not a little obsessive) coffee enthusiast, but the result of being of a coffee fan is—oftentimes—excessive waste: cups, filters, lids, sugar packets, straws, plastic pods, you name it. Becoming a more conscious coffee consumer involves more than just buying better (fair trade, shade-grown, etc) coffee—though that is a necessary prerequisite. To reduce our …

Soma’s New Glass Water Bottles

Minimal and sustainable, these vessels are leak-proof and good for your conscience

Makers of some of our favorite sustainable products—including the 10-cup water filter pitcher—SF-based Soma is now making an equally beautiful glass water bottle (though it won’t filter the water for you). The design is so striking that you’ll remember to take it with you when you leave the house—and be happy to have it in your office or at the gym. The half transparent 17oz …

Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher

Sustainable, stunning and now fit for a full household

Every so often a design for a common object resonates and forces us to rethink items often dubbed basics. The water pitcher is a common ware for interpretation, with memorable iterations by designers from Tom Dixon to Antonio Aricó. Fewer stunning designs in this category however incorporate filtration systems. San Francisco-based Soma captivated the design community when they launched in 2012 with their handsome Chemex-like …