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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3223″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The coffee recycling project started in 2009 as a BA thesis at free university of bolzano, Italy in interdisciplinary design.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3224″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]A first live presentation took place during the “Große Kunstaussellung” at Haus der Kunst Museum, Munich Germany in 2010.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3225″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The experimentation process with recycled coffee
continued in Berlin. Various tests and trials were made. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3226″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The first results of a solid material made from coffee lead
into the direction of protein based polymers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3232″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The first moulds were build by using plaster. Similar to porcelain techniques.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3233″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The results were interesting but far away from any proper coffee consumption out of the pieces.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3235″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The experimentation process continued until the cups turned out in full shape. Various casting techniques and materials were tested.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3227″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The cups became more popular among coffee enthusiasts. However
only usable for one time occasions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3228″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]Mayor decisions were made to aim for a serial production of the cups and saucers. The material development had to fulfil the goals of
reusability, strict usage of renewable resources, stability and washability. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3229″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The production process and material turned out better as expected.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3230″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The serial production is set for full swing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3214″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The first test with the new cups went successful at a local coffee bar in Berlin.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3217″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]Ready for serving coffee.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3215″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]Under pressure! Heat test and fresh espresso.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3216″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]The barista is doing his latte art into the recycled cup from previous coffee drinks. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3275″ alignment=”center” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”fullsize” img_style=”default” overlay=””][vc_column_text]Voilà..[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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