On top of being the first coffee festival in the UK to ban disposable cups, the Glasgow Coffee Festival will see all of the used coffee grounds being created at the festival collected and recycled by Revive Eco Ltd.
Glasgow based Revive are currently collecting coffee grounds from all across Scotland in order to combat the 500,000 tonnes of coffee grounds being created and wasted every year in the UK (50,000 in Scotland alone).
Revive has developed a process to extract essential oils from coffee grounds that they hope to pilot later this year. These oils have uses in a number of industries including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food and drink.
For now however, the first product they are producing is a 100% natural soil conditioner derived from coffee grounds.
Co-Founder of Revive, Fergus Moore said: “coffee grounds are a hugely valuable resource that are currently going to waste so it’s great to see events like the Glasgow Coffee Festival being so forward thinking.”
The Glasgow Coffee Festival is a two day event on the 19th and 20th of May celebrating the growing specialty coffee culture in Scotland, showcasing the passion for quality coffee in our Scottish coffee community! The festival will feature coffee exhibitors, cafes, roasters, baristas, masterclasses, workshops, presentations and demonstrations.