Coffee cups made from used coffee grounds!

German designer Julian Lechner spent the past five years developing a way to repurpose used coffee grounds into a hard material with which cups and saucers and other important coffee accessories may be made. It’s like adding another point in the circle of life of a coffee seed.

Lechner gathered used coffee grounds from various Berlin cafes to combine with natural fibers to create preliminary models of espresso cups and their associated saucers. Lechner calls the line Kaffeform and although the wares are not yet available for purchase, they will be soon. And, they’ll be dishwasher safe!

Kaffeform cupQuoted from the web site:

“To demonstrate the boundless possibilities of this new material, the designers produced Kaffeeform coffee cups – cups themselves made out of used coffee! Kaffeeform products have a number of notable characteristics: the surface of Kaffeeform has the appearance of dark marblewood and is unique to each piece, the smell of coffee is retained in the finished pieces and they are lightweight, washable and durable and so ideal for repeated coffee consumption.

Watch the site at kaffeeform.com for updates!

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CCR at the Kenton Street Fair

If trucking it out to Clackamas to the Sunnyside Farmer’s Market isn’t on your agenda for the weekend of May 16-17, visit Clutch Coffee Roasters at the Kenton Street Fair instead! With nearly 30 bands, loads of food and craft vendors, and even boxing sparring, the Kenton Street Fair is becoming one of NoPo’s destination events.

Things kick off Sunday the 17th at 10 AM, with the children’s parade and soap box derby race. Clutch Coffee Roasters will serving your favorite coffees hot, cold-brewed, and iced, plus our signature Clutch Coffee Soda Pop. See you there!

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Exceeding Expectations

Who doesn’t love 5-star reviews? For that matter, who doesn’t love exceeding expectations? I can’t think of anybody.

So I was doubly thrilled when Clutch Coffee Roasters not only received our fourth 5-star review on Facebook but also learned that coffee sales at Green Zebra Grocery has been exceeding 150% of projections!

Green Zebra generally expects their Featured Local Micro-Roaster of the Month to sell roughly a certain amount of coffee each week and we have been blowing past that number to the tune of another 50% in sales volume. Basically, for every pound of Clutch Coffee they thought they’d sell they’ve actually been selling a pound and a half.

So when Lisa on Facebook says “I absolutely love love love this coffee!!” you can believe her. Read for yourself at facebook.com/clutchcoffeeroasters/reviews.

And thanks to everybody for their support!

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