A chat with Kaffe Bueno, the Danish brand turning old coffee grounds into skincare products

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A chat with Kaffe Bueno, the Danish brand turning old coffee grounds into skincare products

Inspired by their Colombian grandmothers’ home remedies, Kaffe Bueno’s founders say coffee is the new frontier in upcycled food. Growing up in Colombia, Kaffe Bueno co-founders Alejandro Franco, Juan Medina and Camilo Fernandez always knew that coffee was more than just a quick caffeine fix. Their grandmothers touted its health benefits — even using coffee to treat cuts and scrapes. “We thought it was just grandma’s superstition, but it worked,” says Franco. Years later, they realized they’d stumbled upon something even bigger: the environmental impact of coffee waste. In the…

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