A Tiny Home that Runs on Used Coffee Beans?





exterior of a small home

Every morning millions of Americans make coffee as a part of their morning routine.  In fact, the average American drinks approximately 90 gallons of coffee each year!  But have you ever wondered where all the coffee grounds go?  Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the largest coffee chains in America, has partnered with a sustainable biochemical company to turn used coffee beans into biodiesel. “According to Blue Marble Biomaterials, every 170 pounds of used coffee grounds yields about one gallon of fuel.”   This tiny home (pictured above), built by New Frontier Tiny Homes, is almost exclusively run by fuel created from coffeewaste.  It powers roughly 80 percent of the home’s utilities!  The 275 square foot home was custom built with interior furnishings that promote the Dunkin’ Donuts’ brand.


interior shot of a kitchen

For the full article, visit: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/tiny-home-runs-on-used-coffee-beans-dunkin-donuts

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