Sustainable surface from coffee grounds
We like to keep it local at Engaging Interiors Limited so when we were invited to a private view to see a Sustainable surface from coffee grounds we said yes. The company that have developed the worktop material is called Tomas & Jani and they are based in Barcombe | East Sussex.
How is it made?
The material is made up from spent coffee grounds set into a water based resin, this is normally set onto a plywood substrate. The joy of this is finish is that is can be tweaked with additional materials to change the colouring and tone. The image below shows the surface with Spirulina, All coffee and copper / verdigris.
The ins and outs
The product’s hardness and resilience is somewhere between a laminate finish and composite stone from a worktop point of view
Generally 1220 x 2440 with a possibility of increasing to 3.5 Metres in length. We think it might require some sort of flush shadow gap between sections.
Lead in time
Depending on the complexity of the project and how busy they are it could be anywhere between 1 month and 3 months
You can have your item of furniture or counter edged in same finish but we would generally go for a fair faced ply edging of lipped oak.
I think our first project might be a selection of coffee shop tables (it seems fitting) but Tomas and Jani have applied to a range of items including there own furniture designs.
It is great to this sort of company on our doorstep as we can cycle out to them and work together on the design and manufacturing process of our interiors with them. We are keen to build more links with like minded Sussex based companies and suppliers so if that is you please get in touch…