Coffeefrom is a project led by Il Giardinone social enterprise, which deals with environmental services in a strong inclusive logic. Il Giardinone’s journey into circular economy began during Expo 2015; from a research project in collaboration with Lavazza, Novamont and Polytechnic of Turin, Il Giardinone began to transform coffee grounds to create a new system for the mushrooms cultivation. This experience laid the foundations for a new entrepreneurial reality, so in 2016 Il Giardinone launched Fungo Box, the kit for the self-production of fresh mushrooms from cafes' coffee wastes. The know-how acquired led the team to carry out a new vision of a zero-waste and bio-based material. Thus, in 2019 the idea of Coffeefrom was born.
The lesson we have learned is that coffee grounds store high physical and chemical qualities, although they often represent an industrial waste of many sectors. For this reason, our mission is to transform wastes into new secondary raw materials for infinite expressive possibilities. To achieve this goal, we have created a new Made in Italy supply chain where food industry, research, design, environment, molding, and compounding meet in a new industrial symbiosis.
Our project is based on a strong social responsibility. We put people first, starting from the integration of fragile workers in daily activities. Our goal is to generate a positive impact on local communities, to make inclusivity our distinctive element. This is why we collaborate with local social enterprises, starting from our packaging supplier. Click here to know more.
Coffeefrom is our vision to fight against organic wastes. Together with our partners, we study, experiment, and evaluate new forms and applications so that our innovation can be increasingly sustainable and technically performing. We always work with the idea that we can contaminate industrial practice, in order to create a new circular production model.
For about 1 gram of ground coffee 1 gram of coffee wastes is produced. Here begins a new journey into waste collection and transformation. We are committed to making our values more concrete, combining research and innovation with a virtuous circle of relationships and collaborations throughout the supply chain.