Let’s break the chain,

and close the loop!

Every year, the Dutch drink

around 12 billion cups of coffee

 

That adds up to 100 million kilo of coffee grounds*

... that often end up in the

ordinary waste bin.

Ieder jaar, drinken Nederlanders zo’n 12 miljard kopjes koffie.

 

Dat maakt 100 miljoen kilo koffiedik…*

... that often ends up in the ordinary waste bin.

That's a shame! Coffee waste is a valuable material that can be applied in fascinating bio-based products that fit into a circular economy.

Beyond this, our impact goes further…

We recycle coffee grounds

At Coffee Based, we work in an innovative company that acts with respect for people and nature. The core of our business is the valuable use of coffee waste (coffee grounds and silverskin) to prevent disposal through the incineration of waste.

...because we believe in a circular economy

With our (reusable) products that are made partly from waste, we offer a replacement for (disposable) products made from petroleum or other virgin materials.

...because we believe in a circular economy

With our (reusable) products that are made partly from waste, we offer a replacement for (disposable) products made from petroleum or other virgin materials.

How many cups of coffee are in our products?

Move your mouse over the products to see how many cups of coffee they contain.

Coffee Based Notebook A5 & A6

How many cups of coffee are in our products?

Aantal kopjes koffie in elke product
Coffee Based Social Handprint 2022

Our social impact

In this MAEX report you can learn more about the social impact that Coffee Based makes. We contribute to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in various ways.

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Coffee Based Social Handprint 2022

From disposable to reusable

Met Arabica Cup stimuleert Coffee Based bedrijven om over te stappen op herbruikbare koffiebekers. Doe je je papieren wegwerpbekers de deur uit, dan heb je na vier jaar al 73% CO2 bespaard.

From disposable to reusable

Met Arabica Cup stimuleert Coffee Based bedrijven om over te stappen op herbruikbare koffiebekers. Doe je je papieren wegwerpbekers de deur uit, dan heb je na vier jaar al 73% CO2 bespaard.

Social & local production

We value working as locally as possible. Our products are designed and made in the Netherlands. From coffee grounds collector and dryer, to injection moulder and compounder, we work together with our partners, all over the country.
Thanks to the Coffee Recycle Service, we also collect the coffee grounds from our own country.

Many of our products are packed or even made by people with a distance to the labour market. We support an inclusive society in which each person is valued and everyone has a valuable place.

Production

Making coffee waste valuable again

1. Drinking coffee

It all starts with the spent coffee grounds that are created when making a cup of coffee.

2. Collection of coffee grounds

The coffee grounds are gathered in a special collection container that we pick-up.

3. Coffee grounds processing

Het verzamelde koffiedik verwerken we in een biobased granulaat.

4. Production 

Various products are made from the coffee granulate.

Sheet material

Our first recipe is suitable for extruding sheet material

Compostable injection molded products

Our second recipe is suitable for the injection molding of biodegradable products.

Heat resistant injection molding products

Our third recipe is suitable for injection molded products that need to be heat and dishwasher resistant. 

Discover more about our impact?

The Coffee Based Manifesto

Read what Coffee Based stands for.

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MAEX – Coffee Based Social Handprint

Visualization of the social impact as a contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Sustainability Assessment

EcoVadis is the world's largest and most trusted provider of corporate sustainability assessments.

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