Thursday, April 21, 2016

How do you make your coffee?

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.

1 comment:

Gerard said...

I've gone K-cup crazy.

My wife bought me a hand grinder for Christmas but the DIY K-cup by Keurig is a three piece affair and a hassle to clean. I need to order the one-piece ones like I saw at my in-laws's home.