Quite a while ago, in 2003, the Italian coffee company Lavazza, the designer Enrique Sardi and the confectioner Lello Parisi developed the Cookie Cup for Lavazza’s espresso. The dough, which is particularly thick, is moulded and baked in a special tin, the shape of a Lavazza Segno Espresso cup. To ensure that the cookie dough can resist the high temperature of coffee, the inside of the cup is coated with special icing sugar.
Innovative products for the food industry
The US company MonoSol specialises in water-soluble food packaging materials. Being transparent, tasteless and odourless, Vivos® Films products dissolve completely in cold and hot liquids. The films are also suitable for fruit and energy drinks, instant teas and coffees, chocolate drinks, gravies and pasta.
A new development called WikiPearl™, created by Prof. David Edwards, a lecturer at Harvard University, is reminiscent of modern creations in molecular cuisine. Inspired by nature, he has designed a natural coating for ice cream, yoghurt, cheese, fruit, vegetables, water, cocktails and soup. The membrane gets its firmness from electrostatics and is suitable for the protection of solid food and also for emulsions, foams and liquids.