BioProcess (Biochemical/Biotech) Engineer

Salary Competitive

Kaffe Bueno is a bioscience company using green chemistry and biotechnology to upcycle coffee's by-product into ingredients for cosmetics, nutraceuticals and functional foods. Our mission is to unlock coffee's health potential where harmful emissions are minimised and coffee’s by-product usability is maximised Our vision is to transform the way people perceive coffee; to look at it as a magical bean with the potential of improving human health by using what lies inside it.

We are currently on our way to building Europe 1st coffee biorefinery, and we are looking for a PROCESS ENGINEER to assist our engineering team in the current scale up phase. Ideally you are a graduate student within biochemical engineering or biotechnology or related background. You have interest in the areas related to biorefineries and the biobased economy and at least 2 years of experience in the related industries.


  • Setting up and running production days

  • Optimization and scale up of different processes within lab to pilot scale. (downstream and upstream)

  • Assist R&D team in the different ingredient/application/formula development projects we got going on within personal care, foods/beverages and nutraceuticals.

  • Analyse and interpret results with the different lab equipment available. (Uv-vis, AA assays among others)

Additional knowledge or experience working with scaling up processes to a multi ton scale would be good but not a must. However, the most important requirement is your attitude and willingness to learn in a rapid pace environment. We currently have a small but growing and experience engineering team, which you will work side by side and contribute to our mission and goal of building the worlds' first coffee biorefinery. We have different downstream, upstream and analytical equipment that you will must probably use.

You will work in a challenging but engaging environment, and everyday brings it own challenges, while we try push the limits in what is possible with coffee's biomass.

Come and help us in our mission of making our daily habit more sustainable by using coffee in ways the world has not seen before.

Start date: ASAP

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Kaffe Bueno

Kaffe Bueno is a Danish bioscience company based in Copenhagen, we upcycle coffee by-products into active and functional ingredients for cosmetics, nutraceuticals and functional foods. Our vision is to change the world sees coffee - from a caffeinated beverage to a sustainable resource for health and wellbeing. Our mission is to unlock coffee's health and commercial potential by taking advantage of the whole spectrum of its bioactive compounds. Some of the things we do: - Produce KAFFOIL: an active cosmetic ingredient upcycled from coffee grounds. It's used for healthy ageing, hair care, moisturising, and improving the skin barrier. You can find it in over 15 brands worldwide, including NIVEA. KAFFOIL is also used as an ingredient in food & beverage. - Produce KAFFIBRE: upcycled defatted coffee fibre used as an ingredient in cosmetics and food & beverage. - Circular partnerships: we upcycle spent coffee grounds from local businesses in Denmark into toiletries (hand soaps, shampoos, lotions and creams) and have a private label brand for these. - New products coming soon, all derived from molecules from within coffee.

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