The Seed (g)Round for Coffee

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Upcycling has taken over the food industry. Kaffe Bueno is one applying to coffee. (Image: Kaffe Bueno)

Wake up and smell the coffee! Kaffe Bueno, a startup upcycling coffee grounds, raised $1.3M in seed funding. Kaffe Bueno is using green chemistry and biotechnology to extend coffee’s potential — minimizing emissions and maximizing reuse.

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What’s next?


We are seeing innovation in both the coffee industry and waste upcycling technology. The coffee industry is prime for disruption, and upcycling technology has been increasing in capabilities. Kaffe Bueno sits at the intersection of the two sectors, where they are filling a need — minimizing waste through upcycling coffee beans. However, there is space for more players to enter the market, which will accelerate this transformation of coffee beans into other products.

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Impact Investment Analyst at One World | Startup Weekend Facilitator | Climate Tech Enthusiast

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