COFFERT

Producing Natural Fertilizer

Our Mission

We see the gold in waste. Converting what’s considered useless into something that is useful to all and beneficial to the environment is what we do.

100% Natural fertiliser

Taking spent coffee shop grinds and creating a natural fertiliser and soil conditioner.

Retailer Coffee Grind waste

Globally 6 Million tonnes of used coffee grinds are produced annually with Australia contributing an estimated 75,000 tonnes each year to landfill. Consumption rates are expected to increase at a rate of 4.3% per year contributing to the volume of landfill waste

BEAN GRIND NOW BACK IN THE GROUND

Using coffee grinds as a natural fertiliser and soil conditioner Coffer takes advantage of this under-utilised urban waste product and from the great taste creates zero waste.

“Join the reuse revolution and harvest the rewards.”

Among the five ‘R's', we focused more on "REUSE". We believe that reusing wastage is the solution to most issues plaguing the environment.
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Coffee Fertiliser – the next frontier?

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Reducing waste and helping create a sustainable ecological system is becoming more important in todays age where consumers and economies are looking at the holistic impact their lifestyle choices make. One of the big previously never mentioned sources of waste happens to be Australia’s most popular beverage – coffee. Each year, over 70,000 tonnes of waste coffee grounds are dumped – the majority of which going into general waste. What most people and businesses do not know however, is that coffee grounds are a nutrient dense source of organic matter which can be used to condition and improve soil.

The nutrient profile of coffee grounds are diverse in it’s benefits – the average grounds contain useful levels of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous and magnesium. Trace amounts of copper and a base which is slightly acidic can help reverse soil degradation improving crop yields and the long term sustainability of farming.

Does this mean coffee grounds are an all benefit, no downside additive for fertiliser? Not exactly. A recent study by the University of Melbourne noted that if there is too high a percentage by volume of coffee grounds in the soil, it can inhibit plant growth by up to 20%. The key is balances. If you have too much coffee grounds, this can create phytotoxicity – creating an imbalance in nutrient levels of plants. Instead the study showed that you would want to keep coffee grounds to a maximum of 2% of density, which would then show an improvement in growth and soil quality. The added benefit is that over a longer period of time this improves soil quality without requiring the same constant levels of replenishment as normal fertilisers.

How can you do this at home? The best thing to do is integrate your existing coffee grounds waste with a home composting routine. Unless your household are all heavy coffee drinks, this should naturally keep your coffee ground ratios to a healthy level without inhibiting growth. If you’re concerned about putting too much in, you can add organic fertiliser to dilute your mixture further. Spread the fertiliser mixture on your garden beds seasonally to improve your garden yields and soil quality.

Final Tips

If you’re going to integrate coffee grounds into your soil mix, be careful with flavoured beans – some of these can have considerable additives which can change your soil pH level and lead to considerable toxicity issues. This can be a positive however – if you’re planning on working on a garden bed which isn’t going to be seeded for at least a season, you can put a high concentration of coffee beans into the bed to help rejuvenate the soil. By the end of the season the core markers for soil quality will have improved and be ready to be sown with your preferred plants.

For storage, keep your grounds in a sealed container away from moisture – due to the already wet and dense nutrient mixture, coffee grounds will often spoil through mould and mushroom growth, leeching the soil benefits.

 

Top 10 Coffee Health Benefits

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  1. Caffeine provides short-term memory boost– There has observed a significant boost in the brain activity when a few individuals have been given a dosage of coffee. This occurs because caffeine affects the areas of the brain responsible for concentration and memory.
  2. Source of antioxidants- Studies demonstrate that coffee gloats of more antioxidant action contrasted with the two antioxidant whizzes; cocoa, and tea. Indeed, an extensive variety of point by point lab investigation completed throughout the years has distinguished more than 1,000 antioxidants in coffee beans – natural at that.
  3. A regular cup of coffee can keep cognitive decline at bay- Its a dependable fact that coffee gives an impermanent lift in memory and cerebrum movement. In any case, what the greater part of us don’t know is that successive utilization of coffee can too anticipate subjective decay identified with mental irregularities, for example, Alzheimer’s sickness.
  4. Coffee helps curb some cancers- As per disease experts, men who take coffee frequently have a lower danger of building up the dangerous prostate cancer contrasted with the individuals who utilize different beverages. In comparative pair, different scientists recommend that taking at least some coffee consistently diminishes the danger of endometrial cancer in ladies.
  5. Reduces the risk of developing diabetes- A decent lump of health and nutrition specialists from around the globe buy in to the possibility that there is a relationship between going for coffee and a diminished danger of diabetes. Also, this for the most part since it has been as of late demonstrated that the threat of affliction from diabetes drops by 7 % per one cup of coffee. Likewise, epidemiological examinations demonstrated that substantial coffee clients have a half decreased danger of torment from diabetes contrasted with light consumers or even non-consumers.coffee-cup
  6. Coffee is healthy for the heart- Before you reject it as another web legend, take one moment to peruse on a bit. An examination that required more than 37,000 people more than 13 years was conveyed was as of late settled by driving cardiology specialists. Sufficiently astounding, the examination uncovered the way that direct coffee customers had a 20 percent lessened peril of heart illnesses contrasted with light or substantial consumers, and nondrinkers.
  7. Coffee enhances exercise performance- Recent researches have demonstrated that as much as caffeine can invigorate drying out, direct utilization of coffee does not get dried out rec center lovers to that degree of interfering with their exercise. Despite what might be expected, coffee and it’s legion of goodness helps with fighting physical weariness subsequently permitting you a higher perseverance edge on the treadmill or under the barbells.
  8. Healthy for liver- Despite what you may go over in health online journals and nutrition magazine, it’s valid that coffee brings down the risk of liver malignancy. By and by, a relentless coffee utilization has been connected to a lower cirrhosis frequency all the more so alcoholic cirrhosis.
  9. It stops gout- Concentrates on coffee utilization examples of the two genders show that consistent coffee drinking brings down the risk of creating gout. Another different investigation saw that a positive connection between’s diminished danger for gout and long haul coffee utilization was noted.
  10. Helps curb depression- A swarm of past and ongoing investigations have connected coffee utilization with bring down sadness rates in people. In these investigations, information gathered proposed a reverse connection amongst dejection and coffee drinking.

Varieties of coffee: What they are

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  1. Coffee Robusta- These beans are of a lower review than Arabica, and are regularly grown at bring down rises. They are less demanding to develop and keep up, and they are additionally more infection safe and deliver a higher yield. Robusta beans have a greater amount of an astringent flavor and contain a higher measure of caffeine. Robusta coffee originates from the Coffea canephora plant. As the name recommends, it’s a sturdier, more vigorous assortment of coffee (contrasted with Arabica), and records for around 40% of the world’s aggregate coffee production. Robusta coffee can develop in low elevations, and also differing climatic conditions. Farmers love to develop it on the grounds that becomes speedier, and is more ailment and vermin safe than Arabica coffee. Robusta coffee is a solid, full-bodied coffee with a one of a kind, natural flavor. It has other particular characteristics –, for example, higher severity and lower causticity. Its flavors are bolder and darker, and display a chocolaty note in the blend that is enormously esteemed, particularly in coffees. In spite of the fact that there are a few Coffea plant animal groups, Robusta is a standout amongst the most generally grown coffees on the planet. Robusta coffee develops all the more quickly, results in higher yields, is less demanding to develop economically, and contains more caffeine and cancer prevention agents than Arabica coffee.Coffeecredit
  2. Coffee Arabica- Arabica coffee is a sort of coffee produced using the beans of the Coffea arabica plant. Arabica started in the southwestern good countries of Ethiopia and is the most well-known sort of coffee around the world – making up at least 60% of coffee generation on the planet. Second to arabica in prominence is robusta coffee which is produced using the beans of the Coffea canephora plant. It’s called arabica coffee in light of the fact that in the seventh century the beans went from Ethiopia to bring down Arabia. In Ethiopia, the beans were being smashed and blended with fat to be eaten as a stimulant by the Oromo clan. Yet, once they touched base in Arabia “coffee” was conceived. It was composed about as a prepared drink out of the blue by Arab researchers who said it helped them draw out their work hours. From that point coffee spread far and wide. If coffee beans were fermented into a tasty drink without precedent for Arabia, it’s anything but difficult to perceive any reason why it’s called arabica coffee, and why it’s otherwise called Arabian coffee. Excellent arabica coffee ought to have a somewhat sweet flavor, with clues of chocolate, nuts, and caramel. You may likewise see clues for products of the soil. There will be a slight/lovely acridity, and a little sharpness. The meal you pick will influence how much you see the flavors. The region and soil sythesis the beans are grown in can likewise influence the adjust of the above flavors. A large portion of the coffee you see at the supermarket, advertise, coffee shop, and bistro – is arabica coffee. A few brands will blend arabica and robusta coffee beans, particularly coffee mixes. In any case, the dominant part is arabica coffee.

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