Crema Joe

Did you know Australians use three million coffee pods every day – with most ending up in landfill? Crema Joe is taking on this huge issue by selling re-usable and sustainable coffee pods. So whether you’re a latte lover, single-origin hipster or espresso addict - get behind Crema Joe and help save our planet.

$6.9K

Crowdfunded

3K

Sealpods packs sold

2M

Capsules a yr. saved from landfill

Australians dispose of around three million coffee capsules every day. To give this number some context, that’s approximately an Olympic-sized swimming pools filled to the brim with capsules that may end up as landfill every 8 days. They also generate tonnes of carbon dioxide through production and distribution, and can take 500 years to finally break down. One company making your home brewed coffee both delicious and eco-friendly is Crema Joe, a small company based in Mitcham, Victoria. Their range of environmentally friendly capsules are designed to be reused, so you’re free to brew your choice of freshly ground coffee beans using your coffee pod machine. With the support of Dreamstarter, they were able top turn a caffeinated dream into a reality.

"Dreamstarter brought a lot of awareness to our solution for the single-use capsule problem. It has really been a massive stepping-stone for us – and it’s been a really big feather in our cap to have the support of such a well-known organisation.

Kayla Mossuto
co-founder of Crema Joe
In October 2016, Crema Joe successfully completed their crowdfunding with ING Dreamstarter, and began their journey to improve their sustainable habits, by creating eco-friendly and sustainable packaging to house their reusable products. A few exciting business updates to look forward in 2017 include the launch of two new lines of eco-friendly coffee capsules, and launch of the new sustainable packaging.
Impact:
  • If we assumed the average household with a coffee machine drinks around 2 cups of coffee a day – we can estimate that from the 3000 SealPod packs we sold to our retail customers we have potentially diverted nearly 6000 capsules from heading to landfill a day – that’s 2,190,000 in a year!
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  • March 2014

    Launched

    Crema Joe launch

  • Oct 2015

    Secured stockist

    First stockist comes on board (Wasteless Pantry)

  • Jun 2016

    Coffee scrub soap launched

    teamed up with Snow Rd Produce and an artisan soap maker to launch Coffee Scrub Soap using recycled coffee grounds.

  • Sep 2016

    Vanuatu trip

    Took a trip to Vanuatu to visit Tanna Coffee at their coffee roasting factory.

  • Oct 2016

    Completed Dreamstarter crowdfunding

    Successfully completed their crowdfunding campaign with ING’s Dreamstarter program

  • Jan 2017

    CaffeNu launched

    Launch and introduction of CaffeNu cleaning capsules (the first cleaning capsules in Australia)

  • Jan 2017

    Collaborated with Wild Timor

    Collaborated with Wild Timor coffee, a local ethical, fair trade coffee business, by stocking via both businesses available as beans or ground specifically for SealPod capsules.

  • Feb 2017

    Zero Waste Victoria

    Sponsored a local community organisation, Zero Waste Victoria, with a stall at the National Sustainable Living Festival.

  • April 2017

    Social media success

    Hit 10k followers on Instagram!

  • May 2017

    Collaborated with Inspirationerys

    For Mothers Day, they collaborated with Inspirationery, an eco-luxe stationary label that donates 50% of profits to empowering women through education and leadership, creating a special Mother’s Day hamper with beautiful stationary and sustainable capsules.