Industry reach

3 billion

 

GLOBAL CONSUMPTION
cups of coffee
EVERY day

Industry value

200 billion

 

GLOBAL coffee sector
US DOLLARS INCOME
EVERY YEAR 

Unfair share

0.4%

FARMER RECEIVES ONLY 0.4%
of the MONEY
you spend on coffee! 

Waste of resources

+99%

TODAY MORE THAN 99% 
OF the NUTRITIONAL
VALUE OF COFFEE IS WASTED

3 billion

 

cups of coffee consumed
per year globally

 

200 billion

 

USD Annual Income of
the coffee sector 

 

0.4%

 

The farmer receives only 0.4% of the money you spend on coffee

 

5 KILOS

 

For each kilo of roasted coffee,
roughly 5 kilos of biomass is wasted

 

The coffee Industry needs to change

Coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Every day of the year 3 billion cups are consumed which makes coffee a massive multi-billion USD industry. Despite this, prices paid to farmers are often so low that they can barely make a living.

Facing climate change and with no room for investment, many coffee farmers are forced to continue using traditional, low-efficiency farming processes that are neither environmentally friendly nor profitable.

Today, most coffee production is extractive and wasteful. It relies upon ever-increasing quantities of agro-chemicals, fossil fuels, while polluting the environment and threatening human health. We are also wasting potential, as a lot of the by-products is treated as waste but can be recycled or even upcycled into new promising business opportunities.

We love coffee, but the global coffee industry is a massive and unfair business with inherent sustainability issues. The coffee industry needs to change, which is why we at Circular Coffee Community is driving innovation for circular transformation in the world of coffee.

HUGE GROWTH POTENTIAL

Currently, when brewing coffee, we use less than 1% of the many nutrients contained in the coffee plant. This is a huge waste of resources, but at the same time it leaves a massive potential for creating new value and income opportunities in coffee farming, production, and consumption.

Not only will innovation and technology make the coffee industry more efficient and environmentally friendly, there is also potential for growth. By exploring the full nutritious potential of the coffee plant and converting coffee farming waste to new product lines, we will add additional revenue streams – at farming level and beyond.

Inspirational solutions

Circular Coffee Community and its members are involved in a diverse range of projects and scientific development studies on circular transformation.

In the Solutions section on this website, you can see a range of cases and ongoing projects. Click on any of the images below or this link to know more.

If you have any questions to the projects and cases or wish to discuss an idea for an innovation project, please do contact us. We would love to meet you and discuss a partnership.

SOIL AND COFFEE UPCYCLING

UPCYCLING COFFEE FOR BEER BREWING

COFFEE AS BIOGAS AND FERTILIZERS

PANT SYSTEM FOR TO-GO CUPS

If you wish to join Circular Coffee Community, have an idea for an innovative circular project or are interested in knowing more about circular opportunities in coffee, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

We would love to meet you and discuss how we can form a valuable partnership.