09/07/2020 | Ingredients

Current trend: Upcycling – recycled coffee grounds for bakery & confectionary products

For more than 30 years, the Munich-based company Denk Ingredients stands for outstanding expertise and qualified sales distribution of health ingredients with a special focus on the dietary supplements industry. Its portfolio is complemented by innovative and high quality ingredients suitable for the bakery & confectionery industry provided through internationally renowned partner companies.  

A new addition to the product portfolio of Denk Ingredients are the upcycled coffee grounds Kafflour® from Kaffe Buneo, an innovative biotechnology start-up from Copenhagen awarded with the title “Danish start-up of the year 2018”. The sustainable raw material consists of processed and defatted coffee grounds and is a vegan, gluten-free and fibre-rich alternative to conventional flour. Using Kafflour® in the production process, bakery & confectionery products or fitness bars benefit from a variety of positive and functional properties. Kafflour® is a unique flour alternative due to its water-absorbing capacity and its high content of protein and micronutrients such as magnesium, calcium or potassium. In addition, the recycled coffee grounds add an intensive browning effect to baked goods even at lower temperatures.
In 2019, InViCo Worldwide became part of Denk Ingredients’ international partner network and extended its portfolio with further great tasting products: soluble coconut water powder with high potassium levels up to 60 mg/g, coconut milk/cream powder (free-flowing) and coconut nectar as a healthier alternative to refined cane sugar. InViCo’s one-of-a-kind evaporation technology produces powders and maintains the vital nutrients found in the coconut. Furthermore, pure superfood powders from açaí and acerola complement the product range. The açaí powder contains high levels of antioxidants as well as high levels of omega 6 and 9 fatty acids whereas acerola powder is a natural source of vitamin C. Both superfoods are an improvement for a wide range of confectionary and baking applications.
Since antioxidants are able to extend the shelf life of pastries and baked goods, they are well known in the confectionary and baking industry. Owing to the longstanding partnership between BTSA and Denk Ingredients, natural antioxidants and vitamin E for various applications are an inherent part of Denk Ingredients’ product portfolio. TOCOBIOL® and TOCOBIOL® Blends (available in liquid and powder form) from the global Spanish company BTSA, protect the final products from oxidation and changes in odour or taste. TOCOBIOL® and TOCOBIOL® Blends consist of natural tocopherols, which create together with further ingredients a synergistic effect enhancing the antioxidative capacity. Another positive effect is that they are stable at high temperatures and have no effect on the end product’s colour and aroma.


About Denk Ingredients
Since Denk Ingredients’ foundation in 1986, its international and passionate sales team has successfully contributed to the performance and growth of the company from the offices in Munich/Germany, and Qingdao/China. Apart from the high level of expertise and long-standing professional experience, the family-owned company has particularly distinguished itself through the exclusive distribution of branded ingredients supplied by its internationally renowned and dependable partners such as Gnosis by Lesaffre, Kaneka, Lonza and Nektium.


Do you have any further questions? Denk Ingredients can be contacted by
phone: +49 89 230029 400