Abdulrhman is the Chief Business Officer of Cupmena, an Agri-tech and Waste Management startup based in Egypt. Cupmena has created a waste collection system for spent coffee grounds, “SCG”, and maximises its value by reusing it to develop and empower solutions for the Agri-sector.
At Cupmena, Elhalafawy developed the efficient Agri-solution to cultivate mushrooms using the spent coffee ground as the main soil. He succeeded in fundraising $250,000 to establish a small production unit in Cairo. He helped to onboard Costa, Dunkin, 30 North, and Amor Perfecto, and enabled the Swedish embassy in Cairo to collect spent coffee grounds from them daily.