The founders of Helsieni do not understand the word ‘waste‘. Their grey brain cells have a disorder that always turns this word into ‘mushroom‘. This could be considered as a handicap, but they decided to see it as an opportunity. Thus Helsieni was born, with a core mission of cultivating mushrooms on what others call ‘waste’ (used coffee grounds, agro-industrial byproducts, or other un-utilized nutrient streams).
Helsieni does not build big factories. We believe that people should learn how to produce mushrooms at home, from their own coffee grounds. For that purpose, Helsieni provides people and companies with highly efficient low-tech solutions.
When he is not busy tasting Chris’ yummy lunches, Stéphane is a loud mushroom engineer, an organic electrical grower, an enthusiastic chicken saxophonist as well as a happy jazz farmer.
Favorite mushroom dish: Mushroom burger
Chief Coffee Waste Cyclist
Chris enjoys creating stuff, from companies to jazz bands. He is the Flying Dutch Designer, cycling around Helsinki. To fuel up he eats spicy food, Indian or Latin-American: Ay caramba!
Favorite mushroom dish: Mushroom ceviche
Helsieni is supported by
Lorin von Longo-Liebenstein
If you want to know something about mushrooms just start talking to him.
Favorite mushroom dish: Parasol Schnitzel
Benoit is bringing Helsieni international, exploring our Russian speaking neighbours!
Master of Sihis
Miina is a journalist and engineer, crafter, forest lover, juicemaker, and full of mushroomy ideas.
Favorite mushroom dish: Fried oyster mushrooms with a pinch of salt
Joonas would prefer being under the sea with diving tanks on his back.
Favorite mushroom dish: Fried oyster mushroom with fresh herbs
Lilli sees mycelium as part of the solutions of the future.
Favorite mushroom dish: Szechuan style oysters
Orest does not talk about urban agriculture, he’s doing it!
Javi’s mind is into computers, his heart is in the forest.
Circular Economy Expert
Sini finds her passion in circular economy and enjoys being in the forest with her dog Vilja.
Favorite mushroom dish: Spicy oyster mushrooms with noodles
Helsieni in the media
Sitra Case Study / Sieniviljelya-kotoisasti-kahvinporoissa – Dec 2017