The need for the prototype came from Rovaniemi based company Hostel Café Koti. The entrepreneurs wanted to create a solution to make coffee experience more sustainable for customers. The entrepreneurs needed help especially to innovate solutions for greener ways to provide experiences for the customers and meet their needs safely on current pandemic situation.
GreenCafé -prototype can be seen as something that provides safe environment for small groups to enjoy their time spent together and possibility to prolong the terrace season, but it’s more than just a physical space. It offers valuable opportunity to combine ethical awareness with sustainably produced services and products. You can taste, feel and see the green solutions that are gathered around the prototype.
Providing an intimate space for more pleasurable experience while you’re having a coffee or lunch is expected to be an arising trend around the world. TEQU wanted to test this kind of service concept and fused it together with the original prototype. GreenCafé -prototype is an amazing example of TEQU’s way of fast and responsible innovating. Idea can be tested and valuable information collected fast by remodeling existing solutions and re-thinking purposes!
The prototype’s frame is build around a greenhouse, therefore the space can be utilized conveniently to grow your greens. The used energy is generated with solar panels. They provide enough energy for the needed lightning and applications to make the use effortless. Used plywood is sustainably manufactured here in Finland from domestic pine. Reusable pallets are used to form a sturdy base for easy transportation and floor’s textile surface is made out of recycled plastics. The prototype combines sustainable materials and practices with beautiful and functional design to create vivid experience!
The Making of GreenCafé
The GreenCafé prototype is part of e-Sprint, a public development project aiming to boost local entrepreneurship. e-Sprint is managed by Lapland University of Applied Sciences and it has an ERDF funding granted by the Regional Council of Lapland.