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The controversy surrounding coffee pods
Full original article can be found on USA Today by Dalvin Brown.
Like many Americans, 29-year-old Tiffany Mooney uses a single-
serving beverage brewing system to produce her daily cup of
She loads the at-home brewer in the morning with a pint-sized
plastic coffee capsule and within minutes her hot drink is ready.
Around lunchtime, she pops in a plastic-encased Cappuccino-
flavored brew to keep her going.
And right before bed, the Hanceville, Alabama, resident opts for
a "relaxing" hot chocolate flavor.
"That thing is my life," Mooney said about her Walmart-brand
coffee maker. "But I know that tossing the empty little cups in the
garbage after I use them isn't the most environmentally friendly
thing to do." She's right.
Regardless of how or where you buy the 2-by-2-inch pods, these modern-day coffee containers increasingly contribute to the mountain of plastic that's ending up in landfills.
"Coffee pods are one of the best examples of unnecessary single-use plastics that are polluting our planet," said John Hocevar, the campaign director of Greenpeace USA, an environmental nonprofit organization. "Many end up getting incinerated, dumping poison into our air, water and our soil."
The big boom happened around 2012, according to the National Coffee Association (NCA). In 2012, about 10 percent of coffee consumers brewed using this method, and the percentage increased each year since. By 2018, the number of users more than doubled. Today, 41 percent of Americans own a single-cup coffee maker.
Some cities around the globe, such as Hamburg, Germany, began banning K-Cups entirely, due to the product's recycle-resistant nature.
Even the creator of the K-Cup has stopped using them out of guilt, saying that he “feels bad sometimes” about the product's wasteful impact, according to the Atlantic.
Use our Steeped Coffee Bags in your single serve brewers
Aero Coffee Roasters has partnered with Steeped Coffee to introduce a product with the priority of redeeming the environmental dilemma created by coffee pod systems. As a result, the Steeped Brewing Method uses environmentally-friendly compostable and renewable materials in everything, from the filter to the packaging, to deliver convenience without the plastic waste.
Aero Coffee Roasters wants to do more than just offering an alternative to the single serve cups. We have made the decision to sell our Steeped Coffee Bags below market price to encourage the consumer to buy. The current market price is $1.99 per bag from other retailers but we are selling ours for just $1.49.
We are exchanging profit margins for environmental awareness. If you use single serve coffee pods give our product a try and become part of a change for the better without sacrificing the quality of your coffee.