Smart and sustainable coffee choices that make a difference

Smart and sustainable coffee choices that make a difference

Did you know our Nespresso compatible coffee capsules are 100% recyclable? 

For us, it's important to make sure we provide convenient yet sustainable options for our coffee drinkers. However, we also want to make sure that everyone knows just how to recycle their pods and make the best choices for the environment.

We use aluminium for our pods to ensure the freshest cup of quality coffee every time. Aluminium provides the best protection against oxygen, light and humidity, which has been proved to be the key factors to preserve the delicious taste of coffee that we love so much.

But that’s just the start of it... Did you know:

  • 86% of the carbon footprint of aluminium occurs between mining and production.
  • Aluminium requires up to 95% less energy to recycle than to produce primary metals. 
  • Aluminium is 100% and infinitely recyclable, so it keeps its inherent properties no matter how many times it's recycled.

So how do you make sure your pods are recycled properly?

In just a few steps you can make sure your coffee pods are being recycled correctly, preventing them from ending up in the landfill.

Once you've made your perfect brew, simply remove the remaining aluminium pod from the waste section of your Nespresso machine and scrape out the coffee. Put this coffee in the compost, rinse the pod and pop it in the recycling. It's that simple! 

How to Choose and Buy Coffee Beans in the UK

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With millions of Brits enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee each day, it is no surprise that there are countless places to buy coffee beans, from supermarkets to coffee shops to speciality roasters.

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How much ground coffee to use per cup?

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For a good coffee preparation, the proper ratio of coffee to water is critical. A kitchen scale can assist you in maintaining precise measurements. Different brewing techniques require different particle sizes, based on how long water and coffee are in contact There are also certain brew methods that have short brew times, for example, espresso, as well as Aeropress, will need a finer grind size. Other slow brew methods such as the French press will require a coarser grind.

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How many ounces in a shot of espresso?

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The flavour and strength of the espresso shot will differ based on the beans selected; For example, Kenyan, Sumatran, or Guatemalan coffee, would generally have more dissolved solids thus taste more "strong." Fuller-bodied coffees will have a distinct feel as well as taste. Whereas the most expensive coffees like Arabica, introducing Robusta beans to the mix is a proven method to boost caffeine levels and add crema.

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