• Through visionary chemistry a hill of beans now amounts to a greener cup of coffee
ME NewsWire/ Business Wire
NAGOYA, Japan - Sunday, May 4th 2014
Menicon Co., Ltd., is globally regarded as Japan’s leading contact lens manufacturer. But it’s not often that the world gets a revealing glimpse of the fundamental scientific expertise that gives Menicon its edge. So witness this: Menicon has helped Starbucks Coffee to pioneer fermentation technology that now allows the coffee grounds from Starbucks stores in the Tokyo area to be converted into feed for the dairy cows that produce the milk that goes into your latté.
Starbucks was looking for a better use than plant compost for the hill of beans its stores across Japan produce each day. Although compost is an impeccably green solution that Starbucks has chosen in the Osaka area, composting coffee grounds (known as “bean cake”) leaves significant nutritional value unused. And ho
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