Hello, we are Caffe Inc.

We want to give people the power to participate in the transition towards a world where every resource is used to its fullest potential. Our ultimate goal is to become the world’s largest  biorefinery for coffee waste.

With our interdisciplinary team and complementary personalities we are dedicated to make a change for the better; starting with your daily cup of coffee. We are not merely recycling coffee waste, we create value. We make products that fit your customers conscious lifestyle.

Our values are:

  • Quality
    We offer high quality natural coffee based products
  • Care for the planet
    We take care by making the most of what nature offers, closing resource loops and making sure our internal processes are environmental friendly.
  • Passion
    Our team is passionately driven to change the world for the better. We are continuously working on improving our products and services, without compromising the environment.

 


 

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Our team

Josephine Nijstad

Josephine is determined to make Caffe Inc. a great success. For her, circular economy is the way forward to create a sustainable and inclusive society. Showing the world the circular potential for used coffee grounds will make circular economy more tangible for everyone, because coffee is something all of us can relate to.

Josephine is a passionate and creative entrepreneur. In 2013, Josephine co-founded Spaak, a circular venture and solution builder. Spaak has grown to a profitable and specialized consultancy company supporting in sustainability issues a wide variety of clients. Josephine has a MSc. degree in Urban Environmental Management, with a specialization in Urban Systems Engineering, from the University of Wageningen. With this integral understanding of different scientific disciplines, Josephine has become the vital connection between business and technical development of Caffe Inc.

 

 

Evaluna Marquez

For Evaluna Caffe Inc. is much more than developing a great idea. It is about becoming pioneers on waste valorization and demonstrating that nowadays waste equals value. Evaluna is determined to share this great circular solution with the world!

Evaluna is a dedicated scientist and entrepreneur who is passionate about the bio-based economy. In 2018, the idea of making printing ink out of coffee waste started. Evaluna brings her expertise in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences to the team. Due to her analytical thinking and experience in the laboratory she manages the development of the CaffeInc technology.

Peter Teku

Peter has a lot of experience in starting up plants in the food industry. So he knows what it takes to bring the Caffe Inc. recycling plant to a next level.

Peter is originally from Cameroon and he arrived in The Netherlands with a student visa. He studied Chemical Engineering in Rotterdam and worked in the cocoa industry for 11 years. Not only is Peter super motivated to create a positive impact on the environment. He also brings a whole lot of experience in production management, safety and efficiency on the production floor.

Sarah Hafith - de Boer

Sarah is commited to bring Caffe Inc. to the next level. With her experience in building innovative start-ups in the bio-tech sector, she knows what it takes!

Sarah is currently Manager ventures & partnerships at Spaak Circular Solutions and supports Caffe Inc. as business developer.Previously Sarah held several Vice-President Business Development positions including at ProQR Therapeutics NV and Sanquin Holding. She was also a Board Member at Alveron pharma, a company she spin-out from Sanquin. Sarah holds a master in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science-Based Business from the University of Leiden.

 

 

Eeke Bastiaansen

Eeke is excited to help Caffe Inc. grow and achieve its mission of becoming the world’s largest biorefinery for spent coffee grounds.

With a background in international environmental policy, climate diplomacy and sustainable entrepreneurship, Eeke has a deeply-grounded passion for sustainability and working towards a more durable and circular society. Currently pursuing a MSc in Climate Studies, Eeke joined Caffe Inc. to continue contributing to the sustainability transition next to her studies. Eeke is Caffe Inc.’s admin support and office manager.

Droovi de Zilva

Board of advice

Caffe Inc.’s dedicated core team is supported by an experienced advisory board. Currently the advisory board consists of two members with experience in building and growing sustainable start-ups and companies.

Elfrieke van Galen

Elfrieke van Galen is a sustainability and business expert. She has a legal background and extensive management experience in the logistics and service industries. She has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry as Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s UK CEO, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Communication at KLM. Currently, Elfrieke is partner at TheRockGroup and full fills several non- executive roles.

Daphne Truijens

Daphne Truijens has an academic background in law and philosophy and has 7 years of experience in research-driven innovation. She scouts (academic) research and translates it into accessible information and useful tools, in co-creation with governments and businesses, and empowers the next generation of researchers to do the same!  Former positions include: project manager of the Valorisation Program Rotterdam, project manager Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, Founder of THRIVE PhD Academy, Lead Circular Economy and Healthcare Innovation at SMO.

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