I still remember, 5 years ago, the day I showed my father the complication I made of all business models based on the circular economy.
Good old times
After my master's degree at the Portuguese Catholic University, the idea of starting a business with a positive impact did not leave my head.
I was sure of one thing. I wanted to stay in Portugal for its natural beauty, its authentic people, and the quality of life. Portugal also has a special relationship with coffee, which made this country the perfect place to start a crazy idea ... using wasted coffee grounds to grow mushrooms.
The first mushrooms
I found a space in the least likely place in Lisbon, off the quartermaster, where I built a small urban farm in the heart of the city. Every month we transformed 500 kg of coffee into 100 kg of mushrooms. We started presenting our idea and showing our mushrooms to local restaurants and, to our great surprise, everyone was enthusiastic about the idea.
No. X Delta
8 months later, and many, even many, mistakes later, I met Rui Miguel Nabeiro who told me “Natan, continue. I will help you ”. And so a new World of opportunities for Nãm began.
For 8 months we worked together to build the first urban farm in Lisbon that will change the way we see waste and reconnect us with our food.
The farm will have an initial capacity to transform 3 tons of coffee grounds per month (or 36 tons per year!), Into 1 ton of mushrooms per month (or 12 tons per year!). And we also generate 4 tons of natural fertilizer.