• Chestnut Mushroom

  • sustainably cultivated from your mocha
  • Blue Oyster

  • sustainably cultivated from your latte
  • Golden Oyster

  • sustainably cultivated from your cappuccino
  • Lion's Mane

  • supercharge your brain with more than coffee
  • Pink Oyster

  • wholeheartedly cultivated with love, from cups to crops
  • Heirloom Tomatoes

  • grown in composted mushroom substrate from a home grow kit

Chestnut Mushroom

sustainably cultivated from your mocha

Blue Oyster

sustainably cultivated from your latte

Golden Oyster

sustainably cultivated from your cappuccino

Lion's Mane

supercharge your brain with more than coffee

Pink Oyster

wholeheartedly cultivated with love, from cups to crops

Heirloom Tomatoes

grown in composted mushroom substrate from a home grow kit

How Coffee Waste Can Fuel a Circular Economy

As Nina Goodrich explains it, a circular economy is based on the recognition that “we have to move away from what folks call our linear economy of take-make-waste and envision a next life for what currently is our waste. It’s about how we build and make things so that one person’s waste becomes another person’s input materials.

we aim to do this in several ways

Local Coffee Purveyors

We are creating partnerships with local coffee shops to recycle in-house espresso waste from landfills, where it emits methane and contributes to greenhouse gases. This waste gets reused in our mushroom growing media for use in a variety of cultivation methods. Patrons can get involved by encouraging their local cafe to partner with Golden Gills to recycle their in-house generated waste.

Responsible Redistribution

Mushrooms cultivated on collected espresso waste are then provided to cafes with food programs, to be integrated back into their menu. If no food program exists, we offer our shelf stable Future Farm for purchase in these cafes. These mini-farms were also made with recycled espresso, and can be composted virtually anywhere after use. Golden Gills Future Farms allow the consumer to become part of the solution.


Education and Equity

Our Cups to Crops Initiative pledges a percentage of proceeds from our Future Farm sales to advocate for and introduce healthier food options in local food deserts. We aspire to change the way consumers see and interact with foods they are unfamiliar with having access to. We pledge to both educate and donate fresh mushrooms and microgreens to local food programs at this time.

How Coffee Impacts Various Waste Streams

Awareness as an Action

Tackling Large City Waste and Food Demand

Most of our food is delivered through an increasingly complex and energy intensive system.  By taking local "consumption waste" to cultivate mushrooms, we can increase local food production and minimize energy inputs.  

Although most of the world’s food is consumed in major cities, virtually none of is is grown there.  Mushrooms are ideally suited to "urban" agriculture where both the waste and demand are highest.

Three Principles of Radical Mycology We adhere to

one

'A social philosophy that describes cultural phenomena through a framework inspired by the unique qualities of fungal biology and ecology.'

two

'A mycocentric analysis of ecological relationships.'


three

'A grassroots movement that produces and distribues accessible mycological and fungal cultivation information to enhance the resilience of humans, their societies, and the environments they touch.'

- Peter McCoy | Radical Mycology -