Life Cykel was co-founded by Julian Mitchell and Ryan Creed in 2015 when they decided to collect coffee waste from Australian cafes and restaurants and used it to grow gourmet mushrooms, which they could sell back to the community. Once the coffee waste had been used to grow mushrooms it could then be used as an organic fertiliser. They were creating a closed-loop system and beginning their mission to inspire new attitudes towards food production, waste products and mushrooms.
Life Cykel began to offer coffee waste Grow Kits, allowing customers to grow their own mushrooms at home, as well as offering larger scale urban mushroom farms via the National Mushroom Network. Life Cykel still sells their Oyster Mushroom Grow Kits along with other coffee waste Grow Kits which include a Microgreens Grow Kit and a Bee Pollination Grow kit.