Ford Is Making Car Parts From the Skin of McDonald’s Coffee Beans

Coffee was both fuel and muse for automaker's latest innovation

A car in front of a McDonald's drive-thru
McDonald's and Ford team up for Executives in Cars Talking Coffee to talk about using beans for car parts. Ford

In a new partnership with McDonald’s, Ford is using coffee chaff—the dried coffee bean skin that comes off during roasting—to build car parts.

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