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Old coffee is laced with mushroom spores.<br />
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Old coffee turned into a mushrooming new business.<br />
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Brothers Alex and Robbie Georgiou and their friend John Coombs collect mountains of old coffee grounds from cafes and use it to produce revolutionary new fresh mushroom tetra packs.<br />
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The waste grounds would otherwise be sent to landfill - but instead the trio have used them to grow handy packs of unique-tasting oyster mushrooms which can just be watered and then left for the mushrooms to sprout.<br />
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In 2013 they collected 10 tonnes of coffee grounds from cafes and coffee shops around Brighton, East Sussex - enough to make one million espressos, the new Kitchen Gardens ensure that foodies can now find a ecological use for the old coffee, and grow fresh mushrooms at the same time.