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29 June 2017

Why a company is recycling old coffee grounds to make bed sheets

Take your coffee to bed.

The Australian bedding company Ettitude takes coffee grounds from local cafes to upcycle your morning jolt into their bamboo-coffee sheets.

The company launched a Kickstarter this month to get the bamboo-coffee blend tucked onto your bed by next month. They claim the coffee blocks odors, wicks away moisture, and keeps your bed fresh. 

Not bad for used coffee grounds.

Based on the company’s calculations, we drink 2.25 billion cups of coffee every day around the world. But most of the grounds to make those drinks go to waste. That’s where this company steps in and embeds the would-be wasted coffee grounds into yarn fibers made from recycled plastic water bottles. 

Don’t worry, that distinct coffee smell from the grounds’ oil is removed so you aren’t kept up all night looking for that phantom cup. 

The coffee yarn is then blended with their bamboo yarn and suddenly you’re sleeping soundly on a bed full of coffee grounds. 

Pillowcases start at $35 Australian dollars (around $27 U.S. dollars) while a full sheet set is $225. The company has already raised nearly $25,000, exceeding its goal of $22,978, so your coffee dreams can start soon. Last year the company successful crowdfunded $125,000 to deliver just bamboo sheets to 500 backers.

Now for the next level: sip a cup of coffee in your coffee sheets. 

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