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Boredom leads to bright spark: SA coffee firelighters ignite interest in Oz

‘It was just something to keep me busy and to stop my wife from killing me,’ says Cape entrepreneur Kai Casson

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Many people need coffee to kick-start their day. Now you can use it to kick-start your evening braai, too, with SA-made coffee firelighters. 

Locally-produced coffee-based firelighters are now sparking barbecues as far afield as Australia, as the new product starts to make a global impact.

Firefly Biofuel is the brainchild of Cape Town entrepreneur Kai Casson, who began tinkering with small business ideas during time off work from the offshore oil industry. “When I come home I have a lot of time off and I needed to have something to do,” Casson told Sunday Times Daily. “Sitting around getting bored is the fastest way to divorce.”..

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