Coffee is super popular (I certainly drink enough of it), but I never thought about what happens to all the used coffee grounds. Well, it turns out that most of them are thrown in the trash and end up in landfills. But some of them are up-cycled into other things. Java Logs, fireplace logs made from coffee grounds, have been around for a while. But a new use for the discarded bean grounds is also pretty cool.
Kaffeeform is the brainchild of German designer, Julian Lechner, who takes the old coffee grounds, mixes them with a glue and some wood chips and makes a substance that he molds into coffee cups and saucers. These meta coffee cups can be used like any other cups and are even dishwasher safe. If you want one, and you’re in the US, then you’re out of luck because they don’t ship here at the moment. But you can sign up to be notified when they become available.