COFFEE WASTE THAT WORKS™ It began with a love for coffee. And continues with a passion for going beyond—beyond java, beyond waste, beyond expectations—by recycling coffee byproducts into exceptional products that stand on their own. Crafted from smart ideas and careful research, JavaCycle products revolutionize what coffee waste can do. _        

COFFEE WASTE THAT WORKS

It began with a love for coffee. And continues with a passion for going beyond—beyond java, beyond waste, beyond expectations—by recycling coffee byproducts into exceptional products that stand on their own. Crafted from smart ideas and careful research, JavaCycle products revolutionize what coffee waste can do. _

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE DO

An Inspired Idea...

Early on, James noticed that the burlap bags containing green coffee beans often featured bold and colorful graphics and it seemed like a shame to throw them away. So James had them repurposed into artful totes, pillows, footstools and more, offering them for sale at locations like Caribou Coffee, Nespresso (Nestle), Dunn Bros Coffee, the Rainforest Alliance, and dozens of independent coffee shops. Since JavaCycle was established in 2009 to give new life to coffee byproducts, JavaCycle has saved 40+ tons of burlap from hitting the landfill.

What's underway...

James still felt he could do more, so he began considering the post-roast coffee waste itself. Insight, investigation, and a whole lot of R&D led to the discovery that coffee chaff--typically thought to be an annoyance by roasters--is not only absorbent but a great source of nitrogen. That makes it ideal as a main ingredient in fertilizer. JavaCycle is 100% organic and sustainable, holds water for slow release, has no offensive odor, and is safe for people and pets. Best of all, it really works.

Looking ahead...

Look for JavaCycle All-Purpose Fertilizer to roll out into regional and national garden centers. Additional JavaCycle fertilizer products are in the works, along with some non-fertilizer applications using coffee chaff. Ingenuity and smart partnerships ensure that JavaCycle offerings aren't just wishful thinking, but exceptional products that happen to have a creative origin. You can use them because you support sustainable resources or because you love coffee. But most of all, use them because they work.