We have already reached the minimun target! Thank you all for making it possible! And now? Let´s go for the second target: 6500€! More info in the blog.
Iberfunghi and Funghipack history
We decided to fulfill a dream; we had an idea, passion and desire to work, so we bet hard for it. When Iberfunghi was still a project to be done, we knew that our product had to have a very clear objective: the didactic and environmental. We had to show people that our small actions are the ones that change our small planet and it can be a unique experience.
Iberfunghi began operating about two years ago. Located in a rural environment, it integrates biology, research, and food. Its development base lies in the application of I+D+i in the world of mycology.
Nowadays our company is dedicated to the production and commercialization of Funghipack in different formats and crop varieties. Funghipacks are small urban games of growing edible mushrooms and the production of the substrate for growing mushrooms it´s made from coffee waste that we collect from bars and coffee shops in the area.
To develop these mushroom growing kits for homes, after collecting coffee grounds in partner establishments we proceed to its suitability as a substrate, inoculation with the species to cultivate and an incubation process, getting to obtain the base for our products, bags ready for the production of mushrooms that will join the growing line for homes.
Where we collect the coffee?
”Enjoy here natural roasted coffee and we will recycle the coffee grounds” that is the campaign that we launched few months ago with Slow Food organization and in which natural roasted coffee consumer establishments collaborate giving us their coffee grounds.
All the process is made by ourself in a HANDCRAFTED, LOCAL (coffee grounds are obtained in our area and the whole process is done in our facilities) and NATURAL way (we only use natural roasted coffee grounds and kits are not subjected to any treatment in their production, so our product is 100% natural).
How this project arose?
Lara developed the idea following a methane emission global alert. Was it possible I could do anything?
Being aware of the problem that exists in our planet with the accumulation of organic matter and methane gas that is produced by decomposition, and knowing that fungus are the major decomposers in nature:
- Why don´t we use them for our own benefit and stop this lack of control?
- Why not propose an alternative to traditional crop and scavenging that material that we throw away every day and yet it may be the food of these wonderful beings?
If I found that organic substrate it could get several benefits: decrease the burden on landfills, methane emissions and also it could obtain a protein.
But… why? After much reading and research about studies on innovation in the production of substrate for mushrooms, coffee was our choice:
For its properties: When preparing a cup of coffee, only 0.2% is used, the rest, 99.8% is wasted.
For its abundance in our environment: Only in Spain more than 185,000 tons are produced of this waste per year (according to the latest data, coffee consumption per capita in Spain is around 4 kilos per year).
Funghipack, Nature in a box!
We build experiences to live in a unique way, "Transforming waste into life" with simple steps such as spraying water you will enjoy seeing the amazing mushrooms growth in your own home, growing your food, have fun, learn, take care of the environment, teach smaller values like love for nature, responsibility, patience, perseverance and share family experiences.
Funghipack is ORIGINAL. Surprise and curiosity aroused from Funghipack make it a great gift suitable for all ages and audiences, you just need desire to experiment something unique. It´s the perfect gift for you and others. Would you like to see it with you own eyes?
Who is it for?
Being so easy to use ( you only have to open it, watering and harvesting it in ten days), it´s perfect for lovers of “3Rs”, for the more sustainable, for those who consider having a great ecological awareness, nature lovers and environmental protection, mycology, responsible consumers, for those seeking didactic in their purchase, the "learn by playing", so important for children, tendency “DIY”, for those who enjoy growing their own food, urban garden lovers and of course for the gourmet and the most innovative.
You don´t need a big space, it´s very easy, and you will have your own mushroom garden at home, from the kit to the table! It contains everything you need to enjoy a unique experience.
Why bringing in this campaign?
We work to improve where we live, working for the present and for the future with actions that can´t wait any longer. Easy actions such us avoiding the accumulation of waste by giving them a second life and returning to the earth what once belonged to it.
If you support us you will be helping the development of a company that focuses on rural areas, with great transformer potential, directly linked to the values of sustainability and product INNOVATIVE,EDUCATIONAL,CREATIVE, SOCIAL and ECOLOGIC in itself.
Being patrons in this campaign means not only allow the launch of new products to the market (You will also be the first one to have them exclusively), but it also will help taking the company forward and allowing its development.
What will we do with you contributions?
Growing some varieties of mushrooms on coffee grounds is very easy and is like a spectacle of nature that you can enjoy from the beginning to the end. We want everyone to do it at least once in life because it´s something almost magical.
Therefore, a portion of your contributions will allocate the launch of the Funghipack with the variety of yellow mushroom (which still we haven´t been able to do it in the large format but the small one has been very successful).
We will also invest in the purchase of raw material for the production of our kits.
And other part of the contributions will be used to launch the Funghipack DIY, a new kit “Do It Yourself” that we want to launch to the market this summer and it will contain everything that you need so you will recycle yourself abundant coffee grounds in this curious way (everything will be included, except coffee grounds!, which must be freshly picked for the crop to be optimal).
We want to share this experience, this is our philosophy and we are sure that you will not only learn, but you will also share it.
Highly recommended to carry out in your own home, schools and workshops, it will leave children and adults speechless by the speed with which the mycelium spreads and see how little mushrooms are formed in a pure state, a crop that also allows us to work on concepts such as responsibility, sustainability, natural processes and the importance of taking care of the environment through recycling.
We offer you 9 levels of contribution so you can choose the reward you like.
You will find all our versions of Funghipack:
- Funghipack Compact: special kit for giveaways at events.
- Funghipack Mini: special for kids, it includes the Funghistory
- Others Iberfunghi exclusive products; The DIY Funghipack (you will be the first one to have it!), the Funghibag made of fabric so you can carry around without using plastic bags or paper favoring the care of our environment, Tshirts (available in all sizes) or a fantastic cup to enjoy your coffee, which you will be able to recycle after drinking it!
NOTE: Funghipack Compact and Mini are half size of the Funghipack.
All our products are available in two cultivars: Pleurotus ostreatus(oyster mushrooms) in the blue box and Pleurotus citrinopileatus (yellow oyster mushrooms) in the yellow box.
Prices set on the rewards are up 30% discount on the price they have in the stores! You will also get exclusive presents that you will get before anyone thanks to this campaign.
All the regards include shipping costs to the Peninsula (Spain and Portugal). If you live anywhere else we will share the shipping costs, we will let you get it anywhere in the world.
All names of our patrons will be included in the acknowledgments page on our website.
Extra reward: SATISFACTION thanks to your IMPLICATION. According to the coffee consumption per capita in Spain, three Funghipacks consumption per person per year would mean Total management of this waste (six in the case of Mini or Compact formats because they contain half of the amount).
Additionally, once the mushrooms are cultivated you will be able to use the remaining substrate as natural fertilizer to enrich your pots, gardens, forests. Do you join us?
Share this Project! Adopt a Funghipack! It is good, clean and noiseless. It will only ask you for water for few days ;)
We calculate that in 60 days maximum all the rewards will be sent. At that time it will be launched the order with the boxes and the necessary raw materials and we will arrange the Funghi logistics to send them as soon as possible.
We collect coffee depending on the production, we incubate the crop bags for a month so when you get them they will be ready to grow.
As we know many of you want Funghipacks as a gift (well done! People will be surprised and they will love it!), once the crowdfunding campaign is over we will contact you to thank you and to arrange the type of reward that you want and the way you would like to get it.
As this is an alive product, we will offer a period of 6 months to hold them ready for when you need them: for when you come back from holidays, when you go back to school, as a business gift for Christmas or for your wedding.
Just choose the reward and the perfect time to receive it, we will take care of the rest.
Do you want to know more? We are at the following links:
¡Cooperate with us!
How to do it? Very easy:
Help us to achieve the objective; if you like our Funghipacks, you can get a reward for yourself or to give it as a present.
Share our campaign with your family and friends, the more people know about it the better: by word of mouth, Email, WhatsApp or throught social media. Start sharing our Verkami link.
Fill yourself with emotion; you can be part of this project because small actions sometimes become very large.
Lara Bendicho and Alejandro Planas