Did you know that single-serve, non-recyclable, plastic coffee k-cups take thousands of years to decompose? That’s a huge problem with our growing plastic pollution. The number of plastic k-cups in landfills right now could wrap around the Earth 10 times!
While the non-recyclable k-cups are certainly an issue, we have the solution. Our 100% biodegradable and compostable k-cups can make a difference in the world and your shop that ecology-minded customers will appreciate. We know that by spreading awareness, starting those conversations, and working together, we can make a huge impact.
The Pods are Great, But What About the Coffee?
While we do love the benefits on the planet that our biodegradable pods have, the coffee itself is what people love most. The Gorby 1000 gives local roasters the opportunity to package their own roast at the peak of its flavor and freshness, helping us to meet our goal of matching the quality of a standard coffee drip.
The Gorby 1000 is designed and manufactured in the US, offering the highest quality and easy access to parts and support. Our k-pods are thermally sealed and will retain freshness for up to 6 months, leaving you with no worry about shelf life. We know that efficiency, sustainability, and satisfaction are as important to you as they are to us.
Need Some Coffee Facts for Conversation?
We’ve found that fun facts open up good conversations with customers on the importance of protecting the earth we love. We decided to leave you a few facts to get that coffee conversation started with your customers.
- Coffee was first discovered by a shepherd that noticed when his sheep ate berries from a certain tree, they became energetic and unable to sleep. Once they realized this, they started adding the berries to their teas and from there it was a hit!
- Most plastic used in the world today is for single-use items that add to landfill waste.
- Consumer waste has increased more than tenfold over the 20th century, from 88 lbs. to 1,234 lbs. of waste per person, per year.
We hope this information helps you make more conscious efforts in reducing non-biodegradable and compost waste! Contact us at Gorby to see how we can help you achieve your goals.