The Coffeecoiner

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June 2021
Headquarters 1077JL Amsterdam

The Coffeecoiner - Increasing the recycling rates of used aluminum coffee capsules

Used coffee capsules are mostly disposed as waste that ends up in the landfill. Coffee brands are increasingly searching for ways to increase the recycling rate of these capsules. The current way of recycling by the consumer is unpractical, unhygienic and not efficient. The Coffeecoiner is a kitchen tool that fits in your cutlery drawer or next to your coffee machine. The tool serves the purpose to remove used coffee grounds from the used capsule. What remains is a flat disc of aluminum, called the Coffeecoin. The coffee grounds can be used for several household, garden and cosmetic purposes. The Coffeecoins can be melted into any new aluminum product, as aluminum does not degenerate when recycled. In this way waste is turned into a resource. The Coffeecoiner itself is made from recycled aluminum. Separating the coffee grounds from the capsule leads to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions because of large logistic savings.

Key features

  • 80% less volume in the recycle supply chain compared to current recycle chain
  • 93% less weight in the recycle supply chain compared to current recycle chain
  • 85-95% less CO2 because elimination of the bauxite mining in the aluminum production loop
  • 90-95% reduction of CO2 emissions when using 100% recycled aluminum instead of newly mined bauxite.
  • 93% less CO2 emitted because of less volume and less weight in transportation.
  • The Coffeecoiner is made of 100% recycled aluminum.


  • Every single coffeecoin equals €0,01 in recycle cost savings for the coffee brand manufacturers.
  • The profitability from each household starts with 12 months.

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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