Can Coffee Capsules be Fully Compostable? | Coffee with April - YouTube Content

This week, we're in the roastery testing the most recent development of our coffee capsule product line. During the two years that we've been producing this product, by far the most frequently requested query we've received has been "Can your coffee capsules be biodegraded or composted?" Until now the answer has been an unfortunate no. Whilst the technology did exist to a certain extent, there were far too many disadvantages relative to the quality of the product to contend with. Namely, the lack of a barrier protecting the capsules from oxidation as well as off-flavours produced from the materials used. With our latest run of coffee capsules, we're happy to announce that we've confidently overcome these previous hurdles. Our latest capsules are composed of a bio-polymer named Lignin, a wood derivative that can be biodegraded using specific forms of fungi. The material provides a barrier to protect the coffee from oxidation, whilst maintaining a neutral taste leaving the coffee within to shine through in the final cup. This does however mean that for the product to be fully compostable, it must first be separated from other waste products. Your local municipality must have the capability to accept this form of waste for specific treatment in order for product to be degraded responsibly. Whilst this does mean that not all of our customers will have the option to do this, we're confident that this is a step in the right direction and we're hopeful that the practise will become more commonplace in the future as more and more consumers look to find ways to dispose of their waste responsibly. Have you experienced Lignin before? Do you have any experience with alternative bio-polymers or other compostable materials? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. For more information on the products themselves, follow this link: We're always interested in hearing what topics you're most curious to hear us discuss, and social media is a great way of reaching out to us if you would like to make a request. We welcome your thoughts and feelings on the topics raised in this weeks video, as well as other ideas you would like to see us discuss in the future. We really appreciate your feedback and support. You can contact us using any of the channels below: *********************************** Instagram: Webshop: Youtube: Podcast: Email: / *********************************** Produced by April Coffee - 2020

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