Urban Mushroom Company

With our indoor vertical farm in Princesshay, we produce and sell ready-to-fruit mushroom blocks using coffee waste from local cafes.

The core of UMC is to tackle coffee waste. In the UK alone, the drinking of coffee leads to the production of half a million tonnes of coffee waste each year ending up in landfill, along with potent methane gases.


Company structure
Private limited Company

Essence member since

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Through ESSENCE, we hope to connect with local businesses and individuals with whom we can collaborate and further our goals.

This year, our main aim is to create a sustainable revenue through the sale of mushroom blocks both wholesale and retail. With the revenue, we can fund our social goals to provide workshops to primary schools. These will surround the topics of sustainability and food waste and will include hands-on activities that illustrate the potential in what is usually seen as waste. Further, we wish to take on disadvantaged individuals and provide work experience and voluntary opportunities to enhance their employability.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members? As we are a student-led business, we have contacts with fellow university students and societies. We are able to get in contact with student bodies and collaborate on events that can benefit everyone!