What happens to all the coffee grounds after we have enjoyed our Espresso, Cappuccino or Americano? Is there no way to re-use this good and natural resource? And if, what does it take to preserve it and for good? These were the thoughts that kept the product designer Julian Lechner awake at nights during his studies in Italy – these questions and an intense coffee consumption – and he did not let go of the thought of creating something completely new.
After 3 years of experimenting with this fascinating raw material, discussions with experts and scientists and endless attempts it finally paid off: out of recycled coffee grounds and renewable raw materials the new material Kaffeeform was born, a new formula that allows him to create completely new products out of old coffee.
Kaffeeform stays true to its social and close-to-nature roots: the coffee grounds are collected in local coffee shops in Berlin and then dried, packed and shipped in through a sheltering workshop – a collaboration that is constantly growing closer over the time.
The first exemplary as well as the obvious product to demonstrate the potential of the new material in the form of the coffee cup– 2015 the first espresso cup was launched. Now In 2016, the bigger Cappuccino cup was added to the Kaffeeform family. All Kaffeeform cups have the appearance of dark marblewood, the smell of coffee, is very light, and finally are dishwasher friendly and long-lasting, and can be used over and over again.
As the global coffee consumption is steadily growing, the coffee grounds that are basically waste will be available en masse. Kaffeeform uses this wasted resources, to create a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to products based on mineral oils. Who knows what will be the next product out of Kaffeeform – at least the imagination has no limit!
– Dishwasher friendly
– High isolation qualities
– Slight coffee scent
– Food safe
– Free of BPA
– Eco-friendly material composit
– Made for unlimited consumption
– Each cup looks unique
– Carbon neutral disposal / Biodegradable
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