POLL: Are reusable capsules the answer to the unsustainable capsule phenomenon?
Friday, 28 July, 2017
Let's have a second of real talk here. Capsules are here to stay. They're not going to disappear any time soon. The convenience and consistency is just too attractive in modern life. It's so easy. Espresso instantly, no thinking required!
But they are pretty disastrous for the environment. So what are the alternatives. Biodegradable capsules? These have varying degrees of success in compost heaps and landfills. And then are the reusable option, like the Coffee Duck Ethical Pods. Said to be reusable up to 100 times. That's certainly an improvement on single use. But then there's the question of convenience. You can't just pop it in hatch groggy and bleary eyed in the morning as you stumble into your kitchen. You'll have to grind your beans and pack your capsule or at the very least scoop up some pre-ground goodness into your capsule.
We think that it's worth the effort and we've just received some Coffee Duck product so we'll soon be able to tell if the flavour holds up. The question is, will this sustainable idea catch on? What do you think?
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