Kaffeeform mission is to create a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative products based on mineral oils from coffee grounds.
Berlin backyard start-up kaffeeform has won the red dot product design award 2018 for its innovative use of old recyclable coffee grounds to create reusable coffee cups. german designer julian lechner is behind the brand which combines used coffee grounds with natural glues to create a new material.
Lechner creates the coffee cups by first collecting the leftovers from local cafes in berlin. he then combines them with natural glues and particles of wood from sustainable sources to produce a liquid that can be injection moulded to create the reusable cups.
“As the global coffee consumption is steadily growing, the coffee grounds that are basically waste, will be available en masse”, Lechner says. “kaffeeform uses this wasted ressources, to creative a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to products based on mineral oils”. Once the final shape is set, the material is dish washer friendly and long-lasting, and can be used over and over again. as well as a series of small espresso cups featuring a handle on the side and a matching curved saucer, kaffeeform has also create
- promote a new natural material from food waste
- reduce and reuse waste resources
- dissemination of sustainable processes
- difficult communication strategy