the recyclability of the products ensures, in addition to the positive environmental impact, a higher attractiveness of the products on the market
the use of nature's precious gifts is a demonstration of the responsible approach of any brand that takes this path
CO2 equivalent saved by this production technology when processing 1 tonne of collected wet coffee grounds
Let’s not waste the gifts!
We start REVOLUTION with one bean of coffee
Sustainability and care for the environment is the driving force behind our determination to change the fate of one small coffee bean and pave the way for a revolutionary way of recycling this raw material (cascade recycling). We are proud to have found an innovative way to use coffee grounds even after drinking the delicious beverage, as a source of key raw material for several products.
If only because we drink more than two billion (!) cups of coffee every day around the world, resulting in a huge amount of “waste” – coffee grounds that would otherwise end up unused in landfills or incinerated.
But we intend to harness the full potential power of this tiny bean to help change the way we manage natural resources. This is not only by being able to turn the coffee grounds into several environmentally friendly and high-quality “coffee” products, but also by serving as inspiration for a sustainable approach to the use of other resources on our planet.
Why settle for a one-sided use of the raw material when the benefits can be multiplied?!
Thanks to the cascade recycling of coffee, we can already produce soaps, cosmetic products, paints for plastics (masterbatches) or “coffee” briquettes in one chain process.
Which companies have already joined?
We bring clear benefits to the companies involved.
Concrete coffee recycling stories
soap with espresso scent
Coffee grounds are an ideal enriching ingredient for handmade soaps. The loving hands of Ukrainian mothers can breathe new life into coffee. Each soap is caressed by their hands 20 times during the aging process, then the soaps are packaged and travel to you. The new life of the coffee soap passes directly into your hands.
Even a seemingly simple use can become a suitable corporate gift with a story.
OIL FOR COSMETIC USE
The sediment from coffee machines is embarking on another new journey with us – it is going to coffee oil extraction. The coffee grounds are full of amazing and very precious substances that we want to use. The oil thus extracted can replace the natural coffee oil created directly from the raw bean. Scientists have confirmed that the composition of coffee grounds oil is almost identical.
After supercritical extraction, we have coffee oil from which our partners Chemservis spol. s r.o. and nanoSPACE s.r.o. produce final products – activating shampoo, hand cream, anti-cellulite cream, etc. You will soon find these products, along with others, on the shelves.
Dyed with coffee grounds
Thanks to clever processing, the sediment from coffee machines also becomes paint for plastics, the so-called masterbatches. This replaces chemical paints with natural and circular ones. You can also directly see the ground coffee beans on the products dyed in this way, which are a reminder that you have chosen a circular material for your product. The new life of the coffee grounds, as well as a new way of protecting the planet, is now in your hands.
For example, we are currently developing colours for the plastics of their final products together with Plastia s.r.o. Some of them are already enjoying great interest from customers and we feel that this is proving to be the right way to go.
COFFEE THAT WARMS UP
The ground, dried and maximally used (e.g. for oil extraction, etc.) coffee grounds can still serve as a heating fuel. In addition, it is another way of eliminating landfill.
The last remnants of coffee grounds can be mixed with other types of biomass (e.g. wood residues, agricultural husks or forestry waste). In this way, a balanced biomass composition can be achieved for the production of fuel briquettes or pellets.
Compared to traditional fuels, coffee grounds fuel has lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Benefits for businesses
What will the Coffee!Up project bring to the development of your company?
Despite the challenges that often face change in manufacturing processes, we are convinced that the use of cascade recycling products or systems is a sensible investment for the future. Other benefits that contribute to the strength of the brand include:
A responsible attitude = moral credit
By demonstrating a responsible approach to our planet, the company gains a higher moral credit in front of partners, investors and, of course, customers. It becomes a model for other companies that are still at a crossroads.
The marketing advantage
Products made using “recycled coffee grounds” can be attractive to environmentally conscious consumers who want to promote recycling and sustainability.
Certification of a responsible company
Based on laboratory and other research methods, we are able to accurately quantify your positive carbon footprint and thus measure the relevance of your environmental approach.
We are pleased to share with you the joy of the launch of new coffee grounds products on the German market. Specifically here: The world’s leading trade fair for horticulture | IPM ESSEN (ipm-essen.de)
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