Coffee grounds & brewer’s grains are used to brew coffee and craft beer.


Grounds & grains are dehydrated, making them shelf stable.


Advanced clean technology processes remove elements like high-value oils from coffee grounds.


Grounds & grains are milled into a finer flour consistency.

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The result:
Our Gluten-Free Coffee Flour, 100% Brewer’s Barley Saved-Grain Flour, & our cosmetic Coffee Oil.


Canadians use over 200,000 tonnes of coffee & over 250,000 tonnes of barley every year. Much of this waste ends up in landfills, creating tonnes of waste & greenhouse gas emissions. Upcycling not only prevents that, it also encourages us to give ingredients a second chance. After being used for coffee or in the brewing process, our grounds & grains still have so much to give. That’s where upcycling comes in.

Upcycling is taking something that is considered waste & re-purposing it. As opposed to recycling, in upcycling, those materials are used to create a product of higher quality or value, not lower. Upcycling is a big part of the Circular Economy — a system designed to extend the life cycle of products & ingredients, & contribute to environmental sustainability.

Think of it this way: coffee beans are destined for more than a solitary cup of joe, in the same way that the best barley should be allowed to benefit more than just the contents of your pint glass. Both have so much more to offer when they aren’t just reduced to their most recognizable output.


FAQs & Tips

FAQs & Tips

Gluten-Free Coffee Flour

+ Does this flour taste like coffee?

Nope! If you’re looking for a caffeine hit, or the taste of a rich espresso, you should head to the coffee machine. This flour looks dark, but has a nutty, chocolate taste.

+ How do I use it?

It’s a great addition to baking, adding both flavour & nutritional value. Try it in things like cinnamon rolls, banana bread, sourdough, cookies, granola bars, gluten-free pasta & pizza. We recommend using 20-25% coffee flour in place of all purpose flour or other gluten-free flours.

+ How do you turn coffee grounds into flour?

We pick up the grounds from cafes, saving them from the landfill. Then we dehydrate them to make them shelf stable. Once they are dry, we extract the valuable coffee oil using a top secret cleantech process. Then we take the remaining grounds & mill them to just the right consistency.

+ What’s so super about it?

We’re glad you asked! Our coffee flour has 2x the protein of rice flour & more protein per gram than whole wheat flour. It even has more potassium per gram than a banana.

100% Brewer's Barley Saved-Grain Flour

+ Does this flour taste like beer?

Nope! We left the beer taste for the delicious craft beverages that the grain first gave itself to. Our flour adds richness and nutrition, with a slight roasty flavour. It’s just like your average all-purpose, only better.

+ What’s so super about it?

Where do we start? Our 100% Brewer’s Barley Saved-Grain Flour has 3.4x more fibre than wheat flour & only ⅓ the carbs. It also has 20 g of protein per 100 g - that’s 25% more protein than quinoa. That’s pretty super in our books.

+ How do I use it?

This flour is a great addition to baking, adding both flavour & nutritional value. We recommend it in things like cinnamon rolls, banana bread, sourdough, cookies, granola bars, pasta, & pizza.

+ How do you turn saved grain into flour?

We pick up what is called ‘spent grain’ from breweries after they’ve finished using it in the brewing process. They would normally pay to have this taken away & it would be sent to a landfill, or downcycled as animal feed. We dehydrate the grain to make it shelf stable, then mill it to just the right consistency.

Born Again Protein Brownie Mix

+ Are these brownies really good for you?

High in protein, high in fibre, & high in deliciousness. Yep — these brownies are super tasty & super nutritious.

+ What’s in the mix?

Our mix contains: Organic Cane Sugar, our Brewer’s 100% Barley Saved-Grain Flour, Organic Cocoa Powder, our Gluten-Free Coffee Flour, Salt, Vanilla Powder & Xanthan Gum.

+ How do I make them?

Just combine 1 package of Born Again Brownie Mix with 3 eggs, ½ cup of vegetable oil & ½ cup of water. If the batter is really thick add an additional 1 tbsp of water. Bake in a 9 x 9 non-stick pan at 350*F for 25-30 mins. Pretty easy — totally delicious.

Better Breakfast Pancake Mix

+ How does this make breakfast better?

Just half a cup of our super mix gives you 18 g of protein & 15 g of fibre - that’s over half your daily fibre needs. Plus enjoy 22% of your daily iron — & did we mention how delicious they are?

+ What’s in the mix?

Our mix contains: Organic Cane Sugar, our Brewer’s 100% Barley Saved-Grain Flour, Egg White Powder, Milk Powder, Corn Starch, Baking Powder, Butter Powder, Organic Cane Sugar, Pea Fibre, Vanilla Powder & Xanthan Gum.

+ How do I make them?

Simply combine ½ cup of mix (64 g) with ½ cup of water per serving. Stir well then cook in a hot pan or on a griddle & top with your favourite things. Better breakfast — easy peasy.

Coffee Oil

+ How do you get the oil?

We take saved coffee grounds & dehydrate them to make them shelf-stable. Then we use cleantech processes to extract the oil & package it on-site in our Okotoks facility.

+ What’s so great about the oil?

This oil really is something special. It’s great for your skin to improve fine lines & wrinkles, firming, skin tone, and acne. It is packed with Vitamin E & fatty acids, & has potent antioxidant properties that actively work to reduce oxidative stress on the skin, leading to increased blood flow & oxygen delivery to cells. The caffeine left in the oil is also known to stimulate hair cell growth in both men and women.

+ So what do I do with it?

Where do we start! This is powerful stuff, so if you have sensitive skin we recommend adding it to a carrier oil to dilute the concentrated essential oil, avoiding adverse side effects. Just add 2-3 drops to your mositurizer or carrier oil and massage evenly over your face and neck for a natural skin care regimen. You can even add it to your shampoo/conditioner or use as a pre-wash hair mask for 10-20 mins to strengthen your hair.


 Flours & Mixes:

  • Replacing regular white flour in a standard loaf of bread, with our Saved 100% Brewer’s Barley Flour will:

    • double the fibre content - reducing the risks of heart disease, diabetes, & stroke.

    • decrease the calorie content

    • increase the protein content

    • increase the essential amino acid content

  • For a boost of nutrition & just a hint of nutty, roasty flavour , add a few tablespoons of your Gluten-Free Four to smoothies, soups, or sauces. Blend or stir until well-combined.

  • Top our Better Breakfast High-Protein Pancakes with extra superfoods like blueberries for a flying start to your day - or add dried or fresh fruit of nuts to the mix before cooking.

What companies do you work with?

We love local. We currently get our saved grains and grounds from:

↳  Big Beaver Brewing

↳  Blackbird Cold Brew

↳  Cabin Brewing

↳ Fahr Beer

↳  High River Brewing

Want to work with us? Get in touch here.