The Ethical Coffee Company has developed what has been described as ‘the world’s first 100% bio-sourced and biodegradable coffee capsule’.
Fully compatible with Nespresso coffee machines and manufactured from plant fibres, the pods only take six months to decompose in an industrial compost – 199 years and 6 months faster than their Nespresso counterparts, the brand said. Cofico will be the distributor that imports the pods for environmentally conscious coffee drinkers in the UK.
The Ethical Coffee capsules are set apart from Nespresso capsules by their ‘pop technology’. When the water is filtered from the machine through the pod, you will hear a noticeable ‘pop’. This happens when the water has essentially brewed the coffee within the pod and is ready to pour it into the mug, making your coffee more similar to a barista’s cup of coffee than ever before. This may take longer than a Nespresso machine, but the extra time is what is needed to extract all the flavours from the pod and ensure a superior espresso, Cofico said.
Varieties include arabica, espresso, decaffeinato and lungo.
Sourced from the finest crops in Colombia, Central America, India, Ethiopia and Kenya amongst others, the Ethical Coffee Company and Cofico’s primary obligation is to deliver outstanding coffee. Thanks to a slow and controlled roasting technique they are able to extract the quintessential aromas and the inimitable flavour of authentic coffee is preserved. The selection of the beans and the traditional roasting methods join forces to make a capsule that produces barista-quality coffee. Everything is done to ensure the best espresso experience. As the official and exclusive distributor in the UK, Cofico recognises both the quality of the Ethical Coffee Company’s product and the undeniable need for change.
The partnership between Cofico and the Ethical Coffee Company takes away the choice between convenience and ethical practises, and instead offers both, the companies said.
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