anna brones

writer + artist + activist

2,592 Reasons to Hate Coffee Pods

with 3 comments

KCupsEarth3_0

Well, actually I didn’t write that many. But I did go on an anti coffee pod rant this week.

“If you’d had asked coffee specialists that this was going to happen, they would have told you, ‘That’s ridiculous,’” Mark Pendergrast, author of “Uncommon Grounds,” told the Seattle Times. That’s because coffee pods are ridiculous, but just like with so many other things, we’ve traded convenience for taste. In the process we’ve ended up with a product that’s really bad for the planet. For example, all of the K-cups (the name for the Keurig pods) sold in 2013 could wrap around the Earth 10.5 times.

Coffee pods. Wrapped around the earth 10.5 times. Think about it.

You can read the full rant – which includes all the environmental, economic and quality reasons not to drink single-brew coffee – on Foodie Underground.

Image: Mother Jones

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Written by Anna Brones

March 27, 2014 at 14:25

3 Responses

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  1. Goodness … That’s really disturbing. I had no idea. I’ll admit, we have a pod machine at home and purely for convenience, I should perhaps look at changing that. I don’t like actively harming our planet. Thanks for the post, really informative.

    annajohnston0131

    April 2, 2014 at 11:26

  2. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

    homepage

    April 21, 2014 at 01:24


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