Considering the human race's utter dependence on coffee, it's no surprise that more than 40 percent of American homes have a single-cup coffee brewing system. Unfortunately, most of those machines take pods made from various plastic and aluminum materials that aren't easily recyclable. And while 39,000 of those pods are made every minute worldwide, about 29,000 of those pods will ultimately end up in landfills, where they'll all sit for up to 500 years.
Those are not numbers that'll make you feel good about your obsession with the perfect cup of coffee. Thankfully, manufacturers are taking note and we're beginning to see more and more coffee makers start producing compostable pods to combat the ill effects on our environment.
For example, you can try out a collection of offerings from Australia's tastiest sustainable and compostable coffee pod maker Pod and Parcel with a 60-pod sample pack.
Pod and Parcel use specialty-grade Arabica beans roasted in the coffee mecca of Melbourne to create six of their most satisfying flavors: Mbeya, Huehuetenango, Bezzera, Florentino, Munro, and Bancroft. Matching blends originating from around the world, each flavor producing intensities from rich and balanced up to bold and assertive.
The collection features 10 pods of each variety, with each ready to brew in its own biodegradable and compostable pod. The pod capsules engineered to work with all original style Nespresso coffee machines are made from plant-based materials that break down in just 90 days, shrinking your carbon footprint and assuring you're part of the ecological solution, not the problem.
Made from a patented bio-based polymer derived from renewable and sustainable sources like corn and potato starch these pods also release up to 75 percent less C02 during production when compared to aluminum.
With this sampler, you can try some of the most original flavors from one of the world's premier artisan coffee makers, all with the peace of mind that your addiction isn't damaging the planet. On top of that, the 60-pod collection is also $7 off right now, available for only $39.99.