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GMB PODCAST 005: Kaffeeform

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Kaffeeform founder Julian Lechner

// BUILDING COFFEE CUPS FROM RECYCLED COFFEE GROUNDS

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P.S. You'll find the interview transcript below​

In this interview, you'll learn more about

  • How living in Italy changed Julian's life and what it takes to convince doubters of a brilliant idea
  • The stony path to creating the perfect product & why it's important to just get started
  • How to start a business without funding, but with a big portion of passion and belief
  • What impact Kaffeeform has on both the local coffee shops and the consumers
  • The potentials of zero-waste, circular economy & how it might change our future

[Update, 29.03.2018] Julian and his team released the long-anticipated reusable take-away cup! The Weducer Cup is a super beautiful, completely plastic-free way to enjoy your coffee to go without producing any waste. We can speak from experience: it will wow every pro barista 😉

If you liked this episode, you do us a HUGE favor if you jump over to iTunes, subscribe to the show, the GreenMe Berlin podcast and leave us a short review (you can do that by clicking on the cover image and click on "Reviews"). 

Thanks a million, 

Claudi

***Disclaimer: this piece of content is not sponsored or paid for in any way. Any views and excitement expressed reflect 100% the authors opinion***


KAFFEEFORM - FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT

Kaffeeform - molded coffee grounds

© Kaffeeform

Kaffeeform - coffee pouring

© Kaffeeform

For this festive episode, Claudi visited Julian Lechner who is the founder and inventor of Kaffeeform - a Berlin backyard startup that is producing reusable coffee cups from recycled coffee grounds. The idea and the story behind it is so brilliant and unique that Kaffeeform is getting a lot of attention and requests from all over the world, from Oslo to Korea.

​Julian started his business Berlin style: Without money, from a garage, pretty DIY - but with a big portion of passion and belief in his idea. He gave me a tour of the Kaffeeform headquarters in a Kreuzberg backyard and showed me how the production works.

​And how it works is so simple, yet fascinating: he goes around some local Kreuzberg coffee shops, collects their coffee waste, then dries it in little ovens, vacuum-seals it, sends it down to Southern Germany where the it gets molded with organic bio-polymers - no plastic, no toxics, no waste.

The result is one-of-a-kind: a beautiful, chocolate brown cup which is reusable and pretty much break proof. That’s what it means to go zero-waste, that’s what lies ahead of us.

I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this episode. If you love coffee - this is a whole new level. And if not, I promise you’ll still be inspired and get lots of good stuff out of it!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF OUR INTERVIEW

Kaffeeform - coffee cups from recycled coffee grounds

© Kaffeeform

Kaffeeform - DIY, Etiketten and promo material
Kaffeeform - Packaging of coffee cups, © Kaffeeform

© Kaffeeform

Kaffeeform - coffee cups and package, photo: Kaffeeform

© Kaffeeform

Kaffeeform - sealed bags with old coffee ground
Kaffeeform - coffee cups from recycled coffee grounds, photo: Kaffeeform

// FINAL NOTES:

Get yourself one of these special recycled coffee cups  - I can promise you, they look and feel amazing. AND make a really unique gift as well, in case you’re running last minute.

I’ll put you all the details about Kaffeeform in the show notes, together with a list of which cafés and shops are selling worldwide - from Berlin to Copenhagen. 

And if you’re not in yet, sign up for the GreenMe Berlin newsletter and I’ll let you know as soon as the next inspiring interview goes online. But it’s not just a newsletter, you’ll also get to download a little best of guide to some of my favorite places for free.

Thanks SO much for listening, hope you have a beautiful day

>> Bye bye for now - and remember to keep it green !!


SHOW NOTES

// ​KAFFEEFORM //

Email: mail@kaffeeform.de

www.kaffeeform.com

kaffeeform recycled coffee cups

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