Cofilter

PRINT+PUBLICATION

2019

Cofilter is an initiative aimed at recycling the waste produced from drinking a cup of coffee to make paper. Waste coffee grounds combined with tissues and newspaper were used to make the sheet of paper. 

 

Since ink and paper go hand in hand, the project also explores the possibility of using coffee as a pigment to screenprint on different substrates, including the coffee paper. The technique is documented further in the form of a small publication.

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Screen printing done using concentrated coffee mixture as ink.

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A manual that addresses the amount of coffee waste generated on a daily basis and describes the method to make your own sheet of paper using coffee waste.

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This paper can also be used to create packaging for coffee products- a sustainable intervention aiming at zero waste that can be undertaken by cafes in the near future. 

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Project done at Willem de Kooning Academy under the guidance of Roger Teeweuns & Ginger Koons.