Introducing JavaSoil, a unique fertilizer created from used coffee grounds and compost

Matt (above) and his friend Jeff are launching a new fertilizer here in Atlanta. JavaSoil is blended from used coffee grounds, compost, and soil.

Matt (above) and his friend Jeff are launching a new fertilizer here in Atlanta. JavaSoil is blended from used coffee grounds, compost, and soil.

Calling all gardeners! JavaSoil, the brainchild of two Atlanta entrepreneurs, is making its way onto the Atlanta market as a new fertilizer made up of used coffee grounds. Armed with the knowledge of how beneficial coffee grounds can be for plant life and charged with a willingness to collect them from coffee houses all over Virginia Highland and Decatur, Matt and Jeff decided to go into business selling 15 pound bags of their specialized product. And it’s all local!

This past Tuesday, Matt and I met at San Francisco coffee to talk about JavaSoil. Matt said that he and his friend had been recruiting local coffee shops to donate their used coffee grounds and had even dropped off collection buckets at several locations. Kavarna in Oakhurst is a local coffee house that has been particularly supportive. They then take the coffee grounds and mix them with a specialized blend of soil and compost.

The benefits of JavaSoil include:

  • Reduction of landfill contributions
  • Locally produced
  • All-natural fertilizers are great for your garden
  • Safe for the environment

Right now, they’re finalizing their business plans and getting ready to market JavaSoil. Matt gave me a full burlap sack to test it out and see how it goes. You can mix the fertilizer with dirt or potting soil indoors or out or you can use it solo in potted plants or in gardens. Matt currently has basil and herbs planted in JavaSoil in the window of his Buckhead apartment and the leafy plants are doing great.

You can check out JavaSoil online at www.JavaSoil.com (the website is currently in progress) and get in touch with Matt and Jeff. You can also get in touch with them or order a bag of JavaSoil (right now, they’re sticking to selling locally) and support an eco-friendly Atlanta business, reuse local Atlanta coffee grounds, and green your garden!

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  1. […] Thanks to Denine King of Ecoverde Coffee for sending in this information after her company exhibited at the Go Green Expo in June. The sustainable coffee line may also be teaming up with the partners from JavaSoil, the business working to recycle used, compostable coffee grounds in Atlanta and Decatur coffee houses into a high quality fertilizer. See my previous blog about JavaSoil here! […]



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