Dreamfarm was founded in 2003 by the then 22-year-old Alexander Gransbury. The company’s first product was the coffee grind knockbox, Grindenstein. Feeling frustrated with no easy way to dispose of the used coffee grinds from his home espresso machine, Gransbury built the first ever Grindenstein prototype out of a PVC pipe and a construction bolt. Within twelve months, Grindenstein – now made out of ABS plastic and Santoprene rubber – was being sold in selected retail stores around Australia, while still being built at Gransbury’s family residence in Canberra. By the end of 2005, Grindenstein was being sold nationally and internationally.