The HIFA coffee machine wants to provide a solution to this problem, or at least an alternative, a new device that reuses ground coffee, with an easy transfer of the material to a section of the device dedicated to growing mushrooms, which the user can use more go ahead to cook.
According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO),world coffee consumption in a year can represent about 150 million bags (each bag weighs about 59 kg). However, less than 1% of the bean is consumed in a cup of coffee, wasting millions of tons of nutrient-rich biomass.
Colombian designers Adrián Pérez and Mauricio Carvajal designed HIFA,a coffee maker that uses the residue of ground coffee (the chaff)with an easy transfer of the material to a section of the apparatus dedicated to the cultivation of mushrooms.
HIFA uses the French press system with an extra chamber located at the bottom of the device.The user must deposit in said chamber "mycelium", the mass of hyphae, organism that will form the vegetative body of the fungus.
Later,Simply add water periodically and the coffee residue for the fungi to start growing. The HIFA design ensures the optimal conditions of darkness and humidity for the proliferation of the mycelium, as well as a glass for the preparation of coffee based on the principles of French press coffee maker. Its double-walled body reduces heat dissipation, and keeps coffee hot. At the same time, the used coffee beans are sent to a lower compartment, ready to harvest excellent quality mushrooms!
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