Minnesota's JavaCycle turns coffee-bean waste into sweet-smelling fertilizer

Mar 31, 2017 842

If you are a java junkie, you may be unwittingly contributing to landfill waste. But a Faribault coffee roaster thinks he has found a sustainable answer to the conundrum. The parent company of Hills Bros. Coffee and Chock Full O’Nuts has partnered with the tiny Minnesota-based operation to convert millions of pounds of roasted coffee-bean waste into commercial fertilizer.

The new partnership, between JavaCycle in Faribault and Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB) in Virginia, turns the agricultural waste into a sustainable product worth real cash. The companies involved are hopeful the venture will eventually lead to millions of dollars in revenue and scores of new jobs.

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