Recycling coffee grounds makes good sense.
 Recycling coffee grounds makes good sense.

COFFEE GROUNDS CAN GENERATE BOTH FOOD AND ENERGY

Recycling coffee grounds makes good sense.

When you make a cup of coffee, you are really only using 0.2% of each coffee bean. This means that the majority of the bean is wasted, despite having a high nutritional content. Coffee grounds are therefore one of the most underutilised resources.

BC Hospitality Group generates large quantities of coffee grounds – 38 tonnes to be exact – that are currently treated like general waste. We have identified major potential in recycled coffee grounds and the creation of a circular value chain that both benefits the environment and promotes economic growth.

We are therefore working on two different projects aimed at investigating the possibilities of recycling coffee grounds.

1. The high nutritional content of coffee grounds makes it an ideal medium for growing highly versatile, healthy and delicious Pleurotus mushrooms. Some 2.2 tonnes of Pleurotus mushrooms can be cultivated each year using coffee grounds collected from Bella Center.

2. Working in partnership with research institutes, BCHG wishes to investigate the potential of using recycled coffee grounds to manufacture barbecue briquettes. The idea behind the briquettes is that they would give BCHG a carbon-neutral alternative to the charcoal currently used food cooking in several of the group’s kitchens. From a circular economy point of view, this makes good sense considering that the coffee grounds would go from waste to an energy resource for the group.

When you make a cup of coffee, you are really only using 0.2% of each coffee bean. This means that the majority of the bean is wasted, despite having a high nutritional content. Coffee grounds are therefore one of the most underutilised resources. 
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BC Hospitality Group generates large quantities of coffee grounds – 38 tonnes to be exact – that are currently treated like general waste. We have identified major potential in recycled coffee grounds and the creation of a circular value chain that both benefits the environment and promotes economic growth. 
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We are therefore working on two different projects aimed at investigating the possibilities of recycling coffee grounds.
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1. The high nutritional content of coffee grounds makes it an ideal medium for growing highly versatile, healthy and delicious Pleurotus mushrooms. Some 2.2 tonnes of Pleurotus mushrooms can be cultivated each year using coffee grounds collected from Bella Center.
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2. Working in partnership with research institutes, BCHG wishes to investigate the potential of using recycled coffee grounds to manufacture barbecue briquettes. The idea behind the briquettes is that they would give BCHG a carbon-neutral alternative to the charcoal currently used food cooking in several of the group’s kitchens. From a circular economy point of view, this makes good sense considering that the coffee grounds would go from waste to an energy resource for the group.

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