Kaffe Bueno is the 1st company to create a circular economy around coffee. We trade directly with small organic coffee farmers in Colombia to bring their specialty coffee to offices in Copenhagen. We also recycle coffee waste (used grounds) from Cafés to extract the oil inside it using emission-free bio-technology. We use this oil as an active ingredient for natural skincare products; Bueno Naturals.
Valorise used coffee grounds (coffee 'waste') and redistribute wealth along coffee value chain through the use of biotechnology.
We aim to become pioneers and be leading players in the upcoming circular bio-economy movement by helping accelerate the transition to a fully sustainable bio-economy through valorisation of the waste of one of the most consumed yet wasteful beverages in the world: COFFEE.
A B O U T
What for most is considered waste, for us is an endless supply of natural resources.
If you are interested on our waste management services, email us to email@example.com
We are Alejandro, Juan and Camilo; 3 Colombians who are passionate about coffee, sustainability and technology.
Growing up in a major producing country allowed us to closely experience what goes behind your cup; tough times on the farmers' side. On the other hand, as heavy coffee drinkers, we were always conscious about the waste produced after coffee is consumed.
Our journey began in London 2016 when we decided to build a brand to leave our fingerprint on our planet and people through something everyone loves: COFFEE.
But... We didn't want to be just another coffee company selling coffee and paying 'good prices' to farmers. We wanted to go outside of the common knowledge of what a coffee company is and does. So we came to Copenhagen, the world's capital of sustainability and innovation.
Fast forward to July 2017, and we were granted an Innobooster by Innovationsfonden to fund a R&D project in collaboration with the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) to optimise an extraction process of the oil inside coffee's "waste" (used grounds). Knowing that this oil is a resource of bioactive compounds that are beneficial for human health and skin, and that over 400 million cups of coffee are consumed every day in Denmark alone, we decided to put all our efforts into this process.
2018 is the year we will build Scandinavia's 1st Coffee Bio-Refinery. Allowing big coffee waste producers, such as Cafés, to give a better use to what they've been treating as waste, while contributing to a greener planet. We will use the oil we produce in the bio-refinery for skincare products; Bueno Naturals.
S T O R Y
T H I S
The additional value we create by extracting health-beneficial compounds from used coffee grounds allow us to systematically redistribute wealth along the coffee value chain.
H O W
In order for a coffee company to use Fair Trade logo on their bags, they have to pay Fair Trade for every kilo they want to sell as "Fair Trade". Every intermediary from the farmer to the retailer has to pay Fair Trade. Thus, increasing the price you pay and reducing profit margins for the farmer. We don't believe on paying to a company to tell people that we pay enough to the farmers. What we do goes way beyond that.
We go directly to the farmers, pay directly to them what their coffee is worth, see with our own eyes what their daily challenges are and work together with them to find ways to help them.