The Urban Mushroom Company
In the UK, 95 million cups of coffee, per day, are consumed and 99% of the coffee beans go to landfill; leading to the production of half a million tonnes of coffee waste each year, along with potent methane gases.
The Urban Mushroom Company Ltd has come up with a solution, not only to tackle the environmental effects of coffee ground waste, but also to ease unemployment in Exeter. With our indoor vertical farm in Princesshay, we produce and sell ready-to-fruit mushroom blocks using coffee waste from local cafes. In collaboration with our business partners, we are working to provide volunteering experience, workshops, and employment opportunities for local disadvantaged individuals.
As we are in our early stages, we are continuously exploring new opportunities and will always welcome your ideas. If you’re interested in making a positive environmental and social impact, and feel like UMC is a place to hone and contribute your skills, we’d love to have you on board!