TURNING SPENT COFFEE GROUNDS INTO YOUR FOOTWEAR DESIGN
Starting from the Ground Up
Inside the DSC lab, our engineers are constantly testing different natural resources to replace the petroleum in the raw materials typically used to produce foam. The use of spent coffee grounds in our Xpresso foam formulas is our current example of innovative new biomaterial alternative that decrease our production’s dependence on harmful fossil fuels.
Why Coffee Grounds?
Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed globally everyday. When spent coffee grounds (or SCGs) are sent to a landfill, they can produce methane and carbon dioxide, two major contributors to global warming. As the second-largest producer of coffee in the world, Vietnam distributes an average of 180 thousand tons of coffee grounds every year. DSC strategically partners with local Vietnamese coffee providers to recycle their SCGs, keeping them out of landfills and giving them a second life as a comfort footwear product.
DSC Dreamcell Xpresso incorporates 20% spent coffee grounds into PU open cell foam, which decreases the use of virgin foam material, and decreases the use of fossil fuels and energy in the production process.
When our engineer adding the spent coffee grounds to the foaming process, the entire factory smell like coffee. These coffee grounds give Dreamcell Xpresso odor-controlling and moisture-features that will add extra benefit to your product design.
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