Vancouver-based Ethical Bean Coffee, already famous for their delicious fair trade certified organic coffee, is proud to announce the launch of a unique 100% compostable single serve pod. With a strong ongoing commitment to fair and environmentally friendly production practices, Ethical Bean has gone one step further with an innovative solution to the large environmental challenge of single serve coffee plastic waste.
In Canada, it’s estimated that 25 per cent of coffee drinkers get their daily jolt from single serve pods when making coffee at home. Shockingly, in the U.S., 28 per cent of millennials indicated that they only know how to make coffee with single serve brewers in a recent survey conducted by The National Coffee Association. Guilt and plastic waste are continuing to flood global landfills.
Finally, there’s a better choice.
Unlike conventional plastic options, Ethical Bean’s Keurig compatible pods are made from coffee bean chaff and other renewable materials that are certified compostable by BPI – the largest certification organization for compostable products in North America. This means that the pods are proven to break down in as little as five weeks in commercial composting systems.
“At Ethical Bean, we believe that when it comes to sustainability initiatives, third party verification is the gold standard. Finally we are able to add compostability to our Fairtrade, Organic and B-Corp certifications,” says Ethical Bean Co-founder and CEO, Lloyd Bernhardt. “Our new pods provide a better solution for single serve coffee drinkers who appreciate great tasting coffee and are concerned about the environment.”
Ethical Bean will have your coffee palate rejoicing with three distinct pod roast options – Classic, Lush, and Superdark – making it easy to brew a better future for the planet.
Ethical Bean Coffee Compostable Pods are available at London Drugs, Save on Foods, Price Smart, Overwaitea Foods, Loblaws, Buy Low Foods, Nesters, and online, with other retailers coming soon.
For more information, visit Ethical Bean’s Compostable Pod FAQs.
About Ethical Bean
Ethical Bean Coffee is a leading roaster of 100% Fairtrade certified organic coffee. Co-founders Lloyd Bernhardt – recognized by Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 under 40”, and Kim Schachte – an award-winning graphic designer, are committed to social responsibility, global awareness, and environmental accountability.
Their journey to Guatemala in 1999 to adopt their daughter forever changed their lives, sparking a passion for the culture of the country and inspiring a desire to better the lives of the farmers and families living and working in the coffee industry. The couple returned to Vancouver and in 2003 launched Ethical Bean Coffee.
What began as a small operation with one employee has grown into an international success, with growth across Canada, the US and abroad. Through this expansion, Lloyd and Kim have stayed true to their original commitment to make their coffee both just and better.