A bad day with coffee is better than a good day without it. As one of the most popular drinks, the International Coffee Organization published that there is an annual coffee harvest of 168 million 60kg bags worldwide. The high consumption causes significant amounts of coffee grounds, that can be recycled for a broad range of cosmetics.

Cosmetics from used coffee grounds

This useful secondary product of coffee grounds is full of high-quality ingredients, that can be recycled excellently. The young biotechnology start-up KAFFE BUENO® from Copenhagen takes advantage of this potential and manufactures natural Ingredients from recycled coffee grounds that can also be used in cosmetic products. KAFFE BUENO® are building up and enlarging production capacities to recycle coffee grounds of the food service industry.

Kaffe Bueno Oil® [Recycled] Coffea Arabica Oil

Kaffe Bueno Oil® [Recycled] Coffea Arabica Oil is produced by a special gentle extraction process of coffee flour, this preserves all valuable ingredients. The Kaffe Bueno Oil® [Recycled] Coffea Arabica Oil is especially rich in unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, alkaloids and phenols.

  • INCI: Coffea Arabica Seed Oil
  • Application: carrier-oil / Emollient
  • Rich in polyphenols & linoleic acid
  • COSMOS compliant
  • Especially suitable for Skin, Hair & Body Care, Mens Care


Kaffibre® is used as a natural scrub alternative. It is the recycled and purified coffee flour available in two particle sizes (1µm, 300µm).

  • INCI: Coffea Arabica Seed Powder
  • Two varieties
  • A: 300 µm
  • B: 1µm
  • Especially suitable for Skin & Body Care, different scrub formulations

Formulation with Kaffe Bueno Oil®:

We developed a light-men`s care enriched with Kaffe Bueno Oil® [Recycled] Coffea Arabica Oil, absorbs quickly and ensures a pleasant skin feeling. The refreshing, activating coffee smell makes a good start into the day. DOWNLOAD

Find out more about the application of recycled coffee ground at the SEPAWA. Visit our stand 100-101 from 23-25 October 2019 in Berlin

Any questions? Please contact us:

Christian Sommer
Head of Business Unit Personal Care & Home Care

Phone       +49 (0)6145 - 9566 7113