This is How Coffee Capsules Are Going Green


For many out there, a steaming cup of their favorite coffee is a good omen for an awesome day. This perhaps is the major reason behind the high popularity of coffee since the past few decades. In fact, the team of research experts at Technavio predict the market of coffee pods, to grow at a CAGR of 10% by the year 2021. As coffee pods are easy to use and less time consuming, it is only natural for its market to grow at such a brilliant pace.

All about coffee capsules

From the humble coffee beans, to instant coffee jar, and now to coffee capsules – coffee lovers seem to prefer their drink stronger and with a lot more flavor. Nespresso capsules, K-Cups, Tassimo T-Discs, are some of the best examples of popular coffee capsules. Typically, a coffee capsule machine involves coffee grounds filled in small plastic or aluminum pods capped with a foil. It is the huge use of plastic which has attracted the wrath of several environmentalists, who see coffee capsules as the next major threat to the planet.

According to research experts, on an average a coffee capsule comprises of 6 gms of coffee per 3 gms of material, which makes it quite difficult to recycle. Lack of any authentic data on the number of coffee capsules being recycled, is another major issue which has attracted a lot of concern among activists throughout the globe.

Changing trends in the coffee capsules market

Thankfully, several players in the coffee pods market are working towards innovative solutions to make the coffee capsules more delectable and less harmful to the environment. RPC Bebo, for instance, has come up with a coffee capsule material which can be easily composted without compromising on the aroma and the quality of the coffee in the capsules. Similarly, a next generation reusable coffee capsule named WayCap Ez has been launched by the makers of Nespresso coffee machines. The reusable capsule brings down the number of disposable pods, along with enabling the use of any kind of coffee by the user; thereby breaking the barrier of sticking to a brand alone.

So, the next time you get your coffee from the coffee capsules machine, the last thing you need to think about is the carbon foot-print the coffee pod has created!

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