Soon you won’t have to put up with those annoying capsules to get quick and easy coffee at home. That’s because a company known as CoffeeB has created an innovative compostable coffee ball system, letting you enjoy your coffee without waiting on the plastic to break down over several months. It will retail for around $5 when it releases and will come with its own machine, too.
These amazing compostable coffee balls are going to change everything
The world of single-use coffee capsules has exploded in recent years as companies like Keurig and Nespresso have released new machines and ways to make coffee quickly. CoffeeB will change all that. Now, when you buy a capsule-based coffee machine, you usually set yourself up to rack up on aluminum and plastic waste. With CoffeeB’s compostable coffee balls, that all changes.
While some single-serve coffee pods have marketed themselves as biodegradable, most aren’t eco-friendly. Refillable pods are also gaining popularity. However, refillable pods are often frustrating. How can you solve both these problems? Well, you make a single-serve coffee pod that is fully compostable and fairly inexpensive.
Unlike many other coffee pods, which can cost upwards of $10 for eight to ten capsules, CoffeeB’s compostable coffee balls will cost around $5 USD for nine capsules. The balls are also able to be kept at room temperature for three months or stored in the refrigerator after being opened. The balls require a special system, which means you’ll need to replace your current machine.
The coffee ball is moistened with water when placed in the company’s Globe machine to help soften the hard-packed design. Next, it cuts the case and adds more water to the coffee ball as it squeezes. This allows it to extract the coffee and then brew it at a pressure of 7 to 12 bar (around 102 to 174 psi). The coffee will then be poured into the cup using a lever.
Unlike biodegradable plastic, which can take several months to break down, the compostable coffee balls will completely break down within four weeks. The coffee is also certified organic and free-trade and will come in eight blends when it releases. Once it is released internationally, the Globe machine will generate $172 US dollars.
There have been studies that drink coffee may lower your risk of developing dementia ,, so it is great to see this beloved morning drink getting more love from the environment-friendly community.
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