Nespresso Compatible 100% Biodegradable & Compostable Capsules and Pods
Our Biodegradable & Compostable Capsules are made from a patented plant-based composite. The secret lies in the type of material used in our plant-based capsules. We make them entirely from sugarcane and sugar beet (sweet, right?). This means that the complete capsule, including the cap, is made from plant materials. We have built in a plant-based oxygen barrier to keep our coffee fresh. This means that our entire capsule, can be chewed up, and spat out by our little microbial friends, leaving behind biomass, CO2 and water.
The process looks a little like this:
How long does composting take?
There are many factors that can influence the composting process (like temperature, the time of year, and the location of your bio-bin, just to name a few). In fact, there are so many factors that come into play it’s hard to tell exactly when your used capsules will be fully decomposed. What we can say is that after 12-weeks in an industrial composter, you could pass what’s left of the used capsule through a 2×2mm mesh – we’ve even got our fancy EN13432 certification standard to prove it!
What’s an industrial composter?
When you put one of our capsules in the organic waste bin it will whisked away for treatment in an industrial compost plant. Here, the conditions are absolutely perfect for the microorganisms to get to work (warm, moist, lots of oxygen), and after a 12-week cycle the microbes will digest the capsules fully.
What about composting at home?
Finding the sweet spot where the microbes in your home compost pile can flourish can be quite tricky. That’s why we recommend putting the used capsules in the organic waste bin and letting the pro’s do their thing at an industrial composting facility. When the used capsules are not in the right conditions then it’s likely that it will take longer for them to break down fully – so please don’t be afraid to chuck them in your bio-bin.
Uncompromised flavour & quality
Our biodegradable coffee pods are hermetically sealed. This is achieved by a built-in plant-based oxygen barrier. This keeps the coffee we pack in them fresh and delicious. So you can enjoy your coffee at home, and still do the right thing by the earth. Sweet.
We are proud our pods adhere to European certification standard EN13432 as well as our coffee being Fairtrade sourced and certified.