Dunkin’ Donuts unveils tiny home powered by recycled coffee grounds

Dunkin’ Donuts has unveiled a tiny home powered by recycled coffee grounds.

The 275-square-foot home, Dunkin’ At Home, is powered by a biofuel blend of 80% coffee oil that’s extracted from coffee grounds.

Dunkin’ Donuts teamed up with Blue Marble Biomaterials, a sustainable biochemical company, to create the eco-friendly biofuel from about 65,000 pounds of spent Dunkin’ coffee grounds. Every 170 pounds of spent coffee grounds yields about one gallon of fuel and is used in a standard biofuel generator.

The transportable tiny home, which was designed by New Frontier Tiny Homes, was built using multifunctional furniture and reclaimed materials. The interiors feature dark, black stained cedar wood reminiscent of a morning cup of coffee, and corten steel panels that have a coarse and dusty finish similar to the coffee grounds that power the home.

Dunkin’ At Home is currently located in Nahant, Massachusetts, providing picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and Boston skyline.

Dunkin’ Donuts listed the tiny home on Airbnb for a quirky two-night stay in Nahant, Massachusetts, from October 16 to October 26 at just $10 a night. The unique stay at the tiny home sold out in just five minutes.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

 

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