At Costco, boxes of single-serve coffee selections are taking over shelf space previously occupied by 2 and 3-pound bags of coffee beans.
Photo by Retiring Guy
Keurig’s New K-Cup Coffee Is Recyclable, but Hardly Green. (The New York Times, 4/15/2016)
As K-Cup sales increased, consumers and environmental advocates grew more troubled. By 2011, the hashtag #killthekcup was circulating on Twitter. Last year, a special-effects-laden satirical video appeared on YouTube, depicting monsters made of K-Cups overrunning a city. Earlier this year, Hamburg, Germany, banned single-serve coffee pods in government buildings.
We're still 'grinders' in this household.