The HH received a french press and a boatload of coffee beans from my parents for Christmas. He gave up his beloved Keurig in exchange for less waste…and of course, it is way less expensive to use the press. So, I thought it was timely when I ran across an article on Treehugger about a German city that is banning coffee pods.
Hamburg, Germany is no longer allowing council money to buy “certain polluting products or product components.” Those include “portion packaging” for coffee machines. The cups in question are Nespresso, but I wonder what this means for the potential future of K-cups? I know they are an environmental nightmare, with very few being recyclable. They do make reusable k-cup pods, which seems a heck of a lot better than just tossing them.
I totally get the convenience of the single use pods–seriously, pretty much everyone I know has a Keurig, but the the environmental impact is huge. I wish they would at least only make the pods that were actually recyclable. How about you, what’s your stance on pod coffee?