A zarf (plural: zarfs, zuruuf, zarves) aka coffee sleeves, coffee clutches, coffee cozies, hot cup jackets, coffee collars, and cup holders, are roughly cylindrical sleeves that fit tightly over handle-less paper coffee cups to insulate the drinker’s hands from hot coffee.

The word zarf is likely from Ottoman Turkish ظرف(zarf), from Arabic ظَرْف(ẓarf)

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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