This a new and inventive way to reduce waste from coffee production by using the outside of the coffee bean to make flour. Several chefs have already tried it in their recipes and it might make the coffee farmers a little more money. And did I say it reduces waste? At the face if it- it sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
Why, Belliveau wondered, couldn't the waste be made into something useful? His questioning eventually led him to invent coffee flour – a nutritious, gluten-free meal, made from coffee cherry, that can be baked into cookies, brownies, granola, candy corn and even chocolate. If coffee flour becomes a success, it could help solve an environmental problem, supplement the income of coffee farmers and deliver nutrition to a hungry world.