Sustainability is one of our core values here at Barista Institute, we want coffee to both taste good but also be good for people and environment. Baristas are there to represent the whole value chain and we have an important role in communicating and executing the product in the best possible way.
We love coffee a LOT but there is always a bit of a quirky feeling about the waste left over from our favorite beverage. It is degradable so that is one solution but would there be something else to use it for. There is a theory that people around the world get the same ideas simultaneously, so I figured out that probably other people are struggling with this as well. I found a few very clever companies using coffee grounds for new products. Here are my favorites and don’t hesitate to comment below if you find something even more fascinating.
We have had some experiments regarding used coffee grounds. There was a project in Baltics where it was converted into electricity and of course there are all the face masks and scrubs lots of ladies out there have tried out.