April 10, 2017

patrón + wastED: agave paper

Waste from world-renowned tequila producer Patrón came full circle at the wastED London bar, as agave pulp leftover from tequila production was made into paper and printed with our cocktail menu.

After agave plants are stripped of their leaves, piñas (the remaining “heart” of the plant) are baked in small brick ovens until they become soft and begin producing fermented sugars. A volcanic stone Tahona wheel then mashes the mixture to extract juice for further fermentation; the pulp waste is left behind.  

We brought this byproduct right back to the bar, where it belongs.