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Scrubbish – Our selfmade sustainable soap

Great days start with great coffee and, with up to 1500 breakfast guests per day and over 100 staff members, as you can imagine, we serve a lot of coffee! Instead of treating all the accumulated coffee grounds as mere waste, we have found a sustainable solution: Scrubbish - our handmade coffee soap bars, crafted at Hotel Berlin, Berlin.

From Bean to Bar: Crafting Scrubbish Sustainably

Each Scrubbish soap bar tells a story of circularity, of cooperation, and a step towards a more sustainable future. Scrubbish is handcrafted in small batches by our kitchen staff using upcycled coffee grounds and a palm-oil-free base emulsion.  Once a batch is ready, our sales team take over, individually packaging each bar using cardboard wrapping made of recycled paper, which can, in turn, be recycled.



Good for the environment, good for your skin

Scrubbish impresses not only with its sustainability but also with its outstanding benefits for the skin. The coffee grounds provide a gentle exfoliation, removing dead skin cells, while the caffeine content stimulates blood circulation. Additionally, coffee is rich in antioxidants, providing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Thanks to its neutral pH, coffee grounds are suitable for all skin types, whether normal, dry, oily, or combination skin.

Simple, wholesome and 100% vegan, Scrubbish leaves skin feeling fresh and consciences at ease.


Sustainability at the Core of Our Hotel

Scrubbish is just one piece of the puzzle in our commitment to sustainability. We're aware of the significant amount of waste and food scraps generated by hotels every day, and we acknowledge our part in this.  Therefore, we strive to make our hotel operations increasingly sustainable and minimize our ecological footprint as much as possible through creative ideas and modern technologies. Whether it's implementing energy-saving measures, reducing waste, engaging in food sharing, or supporting local businesses, we're dedicated to making a difference.

Scrubbish is one of many initiatives we've already implemented, and we're delighted by its positive reception from our guests and partners, even being adopted by other hotels.


We continue to evolve and explore new ideas to solidify sustainability as the cornerstone of our hotel. Stay tuned for more creative initiatives from us.