How to Join?
1 Evaluate the amount of coffee grounds produced in your cafe / office every day.
2 Evaluate space in your cafe/ office available for coffee ground storage.
3 Fill in the online form to submit application.
- The collected coffee grounds will be fermented into fertilizer which will be donated or sold to farms, schools and households for agricultural use.
- Only fresh coffee grounds produced that day will be used to make coffee grounds soap. We can customize the soap shape for you by using your company logo or any shape desired. Contact email@example.com for any inquiries.
Coffee Grounds Storage Precautions
360 Coffee Shop (Andriod & iOS versions)
A mobile app designed for coffee lovers. It brings you to different indie coffee shops in Hong Kong using 360 degree panorama photos and introducing the story behind the coffee shop. It is as if you are in the cafe, embracing the Hong Kong coffee culture.
Coffee shops participating in Zero Grounds Coffee Campaign will be indicated in this mobile app. This allows users to know that this coffee shop:
These corporates enjoy our regular coffee grounds recycling service.
These organizations promote Zero Grounds Coffee Campaign on their platform.
These cafes support Zero Grounds Coffee Campaign by welcoming the public to take free coffee grounds.
Coffee grounds has a wide range of usage. Public can take FREE COFFEE GROUNDS from any coffee shops in the town. As long as you have a container with you, you may enjoy coffee grounds in various ways!
You can also be a coffee grounds recycling specialist!
The porous structure of coffee grounds resembles that of activated carbon, giving it a dehumidifying property. It can be done simply by placing air dried and bottled coffee grounds in cabinets and closets.
Alkaloid in coffee grounds can be used as a natural pesticide. Caffeine is extracted by simmering fine, dry coffee grounds. Filtered coffee liquid can then be transferred into a spray bottle after cooling down. Spraying onto your plants every 2-3 days can keep bugs away!
Mixing coffee grounds with soap utilises the porous structure by attracting dirt and grease, making it a more effective cleansing agent. Deoxidising and exfoliating experience available on our e-shop via Coffee NEXT upcycling soap.
The porous structure of coffee grounds can also absorb odour. It can be done simply by placing air dried and bottled coffee grounds in ashtrays, refrigerators and cabinets.
Coffee grounds, enveloped in materials like stockings, is a floor polish itself, adding longevity and shine to floorings.
Coffee grounds consists of 2% nitrogen. The optimal C:N ratio makes coffee ground a good fertilizer. After placing coffee grounds into plant pots, nutrients is released into the soil through a 3-month process of natural fermentation. This is especially beneficial to the growth of leaves. For readily fermented coffee grounds fertilizer of which nutrients are released to soil more efficiently, check out at our e-shop!
Through heating, the 99.8% content in coffee beans unused in the process of brewing gives out a revitalising aroma, which can be used as a replacement for your usual aromatic oil.
Previous Participating Organizations
Every week, Zero Grounds Coffee Campaign has a mission to recycle coffee grounds for the participating corporate. Most of the recycled grounds will be fermented to compost. Fermented coffee grounds is high quality nitrogen fertilizer suitable for agricultural use, especially for plants rich in leaves.
To contribute to the community and support local agricultural industry, we will, from time to time, organize coffee grounds compost donation activity. Interested organizations or the general public can register for pick-up by filling in the form below. We will contact you for delivery arrangement as soon as possible.
Accumulated Coffee Grounds Recycled
(Data as of 20 May 2018)
Donation to Research Team
5% of the campaign profit is donated to the academic research team of Dr. Carol Lin from the School of Energy and Environment in the City University of Hong Kong, supporting the research work on the valorization of food waste for sustainable production of chemicals and materials. This is crucial to the development of food waste recycling technology.
Support Coffee Grounds Products
Part of the campaign profit supports the development and production of Coffee NEXT, our brand of coffee grounds upcycling products. The product sales profit then returns to support the operation cost of campaign recycling service.
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Compost Donation to Local Farms
Most of the coffee grounds recycled is fermented to compost at King Fai Farm in Nam Sang Wai. Some compost is packaged as Coffee NEXT product for sale; whereas the rest is donated to local farms and individual farms to support the local agricultural industry.
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