I Am Grounded

I Am Grounded is an Upcycled food company utilising coffee fruit to make functional, clean caffeine energy snacks in order to lessen the staggering waste produced when harvesting coffee!


Our Commitment

I Am Grounded is a social enterprise based in Sydney, that utilises Upcycled ingredients in snack foods to reduce food waste. We are working on UN Sustainability Development Goals 12 and 3. Predominantly, I Am Grounded is commercialising a new type of energy snack with upcycled coffee fruit. Our co-founder Vanessa was born in Colombia into a coffee family, whose father is a food scientist and coffee byproduct expert. She grew up completely immersed in the industry and has seen first-hand the waste problem and the empowerment upcycling the fruit can have on coffee farming communities. Her passion to work with smallholder farmers at origin allows us to have a clear and transparent direct relationship with our growers. Each snack represents a tangible result in reducing food waste by rescuing 70g of coffee fruit from ending up in landfill. Manufactured in Australia, these modern-day snacks are the first coffee fruit-based snacks to market. Since launching we have rescued just over 7000 kilos of coffee fruit from ending up as landfill.

Our Sustainability Framework

Emissions and Key Environmental Issues


Supply Chain

Community Initiatives

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Circular Models

Service Offerings

Returns Policy