How A Company In Berlin Is Turning Coffee Grounds Into Reusable Cups

TRANSKRIP
Ah, coffee.
It might be the very first thing you think about in the morning.
But what you don’t think about:
all the waste that comes along with that kick of caffeine.
In the US alone,
120 billion disposable coffee cups are used every year.
But it’s more than just the cups and the lids that are creating waste.
What about all those used-up coffee grounds?
These reusable mugs are made from recycled coffee grounds.
They’re produced by Kaffeeform, a Berlin-based start-up.
The idea for these ecofriendly mugs first came about in 2009 when Julian was studying product design.
We had a lot of coffee all the time.
At some point, I was wondering what happens with all these spent coffee grounds.
Germany is one of the largest coffee-consuming countries in Europe,
with the average person going through about 14 pounds of beans each year.
About 99% of paper, plastic, and foam coffee cups end up in the trash, and once they’re in the trash,
even paper cups can take over 20 years to decompose.
So by recycling one waste stream,
Kaffeeform helps tackle a bigger one.
Every day, a team of cyclists travel to coffee shops throughout Berlin to collect used coffee grounds.
Our exposition team wrote to Kaffeeform in March 2018 that we would be interested to work with them,
and the same day, Julian had a meeting where they decided to work only with bike logistics,
and when he got home, he found the email of us and was super excited about it,
and it was such a good coincidence that it had to be.
Crow Cycle Courier Collective typically gathers about 110 pounds of grounds in just one day.
When we pick up the coffee ground, we go to three different locations, mostly,
and that takes about 90 minutes until it’s dropped off at the workshop.
For a courier company, this is not a usual task.
It is something that is pretty unique.
The collected grounds are then sorted and then cleaned at Kaffeeform’s workshop.
Then, they’re transported to another facility where they’re dried and blended with plant fibers,
beechwood grains, and natural resins.
Once the new coffee-ground granulate has been mixed together, it gets shaped under heat and pressure.
It takes about 6 cups of grounds to produce one espresso
cup and saucer, resulting in a final product that’s 40% coffee grounds and 100% biodegradable.
The ultimate goal is just to highlight the value of recycling and waste streams back to society.
Kaffeeform’s cups and mugs are used in 20 coffee shops in Berlin and 150 vendors across Europe.
But the company isn’t stopping at coffee mugs.
Julian hopes to one day shape coffee grounds into lifestyle products and even furniture pieces.

TERJEMAHAN
Ah, coffee.
Ah, kopi

It might be the very first thing you think about in the morning.
Itu mungkin hal pertama yang kamu pikirkan di pagi hari.

But what you don’t think about:
Tapi yang tidak kamu pikirkan:

all the waste that comes along with that kick of caffeine.
semua sampah yang ikut dengan tendangan kafein itu.

In the US alone, 120 billion disposable coffee cups are used every year.
Di Amerika Serikat saja, 120 milyar cangkir kopi sekali pakai digunakan setiap tahun.

But it’s more than just the cups and the lids that are creating waste.
Tapi lebih dari sekedar cangkir dan tutupnya yang menciptakan limbah.

What about all those used-up coffee grounds?
Bagaimana dengan bubuk kopi yang sudah terpakai?

These reusable mugs are made from recycled coffee grounds
Cangkir yang bisa digunakan kembali ini dibuat dari bubuk kopi yang didaur ulang.
.
They’re produced by Kaffeeform, a Berlin-based start-up.
Mereka diproduksi oleh Kaffeeform, sebuah usaha rintisan yang berbasis di Berlin.

The idea for these ecofriendly mugs first came about in 2009 when Julian was studying product design.
Gagasan tentang cangkir yang ramah lingkungan ini pertama kali muncul di tahun 2009 ketika Julian sedang mempelajari desain produk.

We had a lot of coffee all the time.
Kita minum banyak kopi setiap saat.

At some point, I was wondering what happens with all these spent coffee grounds.
Di satu titik, saya bertanya-tanya apa yang terjadi dengan bubuk kopi yang sudah digunakan itu.

Germany is one of the largest coffee-consuming countries in Europe,
Jerman adalah salah satu negara pengkonsumsi kopi terbesar di Eropa,

with the average person going through about 14 pounds of beans each year.
dengan rata-rata setiap orang menghabiskan sekitar 14 pon biji kopi setiap tahun.

About 99% of paper, plastic, and foam coffee cups end up in the trash, and once they’re in the trash,
Sekitar 99% cangkir kopi kertas, plastic dan busa berakhir di tempat sampah, dan begitu mereka di tempat sampah,

even paper cups can take over 20 years to decompose.
bahkan cangkir kertas perlu 20 tahun untuk membusuk.

So by recycling one waste stream,
Jadi dengan mendaur ulang satu aliran limbah,

Kaffeeform helps tackle a bigger one.
Kaffeeform membantu memecahkan yang lebih besar.

Every day, a team of cyclists travel to coffee shops throughout Berlin to collect used coffee grounds.
Setiap hari, sekelompok pengendara sepeda berkeliling ke kedai kopi di seluruh Berlin untuk mengumpulkan bubuk kopi yang sudah digunakan.

Our exposition team wrote to Kaffeeform in March 2018 that we would be interested to work with them,
Tim eksposisi kami menulis ke Kaffeeform pada bulan Maret 2018 bahwa kami tertarik untuk bekerja sama dengan mereka,

and the same day, Julian had a meeting where they decided to work only with bike logistics,
dan di hari yang sama, Julian mengadakan pertemuan di mana mereka memutuskan untuk hanya bekerja sama dengan logistik sepeda,

and when he got home, he found the email of us and was super excited about it,
dan ketika kami pulang ke rumah, dia menerima email kami dan sangat gembira,

and it was such a good coincidence that it had to be.
dan itu sungguh sebuah kebetulan yang bagus.

Crow Cycle Courier Collective typically gathers about 110 pounds of grounds in just one day.
Crow Cycle Courier Collective biasanya mengumpulkan sekitar 110 pon bubuk kopi hanya dalam satu hari.

When we pick up the coffee ground, we go to three different locations, mostly,
Ketika kami mengambil bubuk kopi, kami pergi ke tiga lokasi biasanya,

and that takes about 90 minutes until it’s dropped off at the workshop.
dan butuh waktu sekitar 90 menit hingga dihantarkan ke lokakarya.

For a courier company, this is not a usual task.
Untuk sebuah perusahan kurir, ini bukanlah tugas biasa,

It is something that is pretty unique.
Ini adalah sesuatu yang cukup unik.

The collected grounds are then sorted and then cleaned at Kaffeeform’s workshop.
Bubuk kopi yang terkumpul lalu disortir dan dibersihkan di lokakarya Kaffeeform.

Then, they’re transported to another facility where they’re dried and blended with plant fibers,
beechwood grains, and natural resins.
Lalu, mereka dipindahkan ke fasilitas lain di mana mereka dikeringkan dan dicampur dengan serat tumbuhan, gandum beechwood, dan damar alami.

Once the new coffee-ground granulate has been mixed together, it gets shaped under heat and pressure.
Begitu butiran bubuk kopi baru sudah tercampur, ia dibentuk oleh panas dan tekanan.

It takes about 6 cups of grounds to produce one espresso cup and saucer,
Butuh sekitar 6 cangkir bubuk kopi untuk membuat satu cangkir espresso dan piring cawan,

resulting in a final product that’s 40% coffee grounds and 100% biodegradable.
menghasilkan produk akhir yang terdiri dari 40% bubuk kopi dan 100% bisa terurai.

The ultimate goal is just to highlight the value of recycling and waste streams back to society.
Tujuan akhirnya adalah untuk menyoroti nilai dari daur ulang dan limbah yang kembali ke masyarakat.

Kaffeeform’s cups and mugs are used in 20 coffee shops in Berlin and 150 vendors across Europe.
Cangkir Kaffeeform digunakan di 20 kedai kopi di Berlin dan 150 penjual di seluruh Eropa.

But the company isn’t stopping at coffee mugs.
Tapi perusahaan ini tidak berhenti pada cangkir kopi.

Julian hopes to one day shape coffee grounds into lifestyle products and even furniture pieces.
Julian berharap suatu hari untuk membentuk bubuk kopi menjadi produk gaya hidup dan bahkan perabotan rumah tangga.