Kaffe Bueno

Kaffe Bueno is the 1st circular economy around coffee. We extract ​high value compounds from Spent Coffee Grounds (coffee’s “waste”) to produce ingredients ​for cosmetics, functional foods and nutraceuticals.

Bueno for You, Good for All.

About us

Kaffe Bueno is a coffee recycling company, valorising Spent Coffee Grounds (SCG) by extracting bioactive compounds to produce ingredients for the cosmetics, functional foods and nutraceuticals markets using the cleanest biotechnology.

We get SCG from selected cafés, hotels and offices in Copenhagen. A partner collector picks them up and drops them in our biorefinery, first of its class. Our first products include the Kaffe Bueno Recycled Coffee Oil, which is used as a natural active ingredient in cosmetics. And Kaffe Flour, obtained by sterilising the defatted
grounds, it is naturally gluten-free, high in protein and dietary fibres – used for baking.

By looking at coffee’s “waste” as a resource, our vision is to unlock coffee’s full health potential. Creating upcycled products that target skin and health diseases, while reducing emissions in coffee’s value chain.

For every tonne of coffee recycled, we avert 340m3 of methane hitting our planet’s atmosphere, plus we create 2 direct and 1 indirect jobs in country of operations. In Y1 we estimate to recycle 60 tonnes, which is equivalent to the emissions aversion of 1.25 million average passenger cars.

We have 2 more products in development, using antioxidants, sugars and proteins within Spent Coffee Grounds.

Our team

Alejandro Franco
Co-Founder and CCO
Camilo Fernandez
Co-Founder and CFO
Juan Pablo Medina-min
Juan Medina
Co-Founder and CEO

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