Imagine growing gourmet oyster mushrooms from discarded coffee grounds!
Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez , both students at UC Berkeley, were headed toward careers in investment banking and consultancy when they heard a professor talk about this little known fact. Intrigued they decided to put it to the test.
“The whole idea seemed so improbable – it’s really been a blast!,” says Nikhil. The gambit has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, resulting in the reuse of 1 million pounds of used coffee grounds which would have been dumped in landfills. They have been invited to the White House as agents of change.