Neighbourhood Coffee Company, a women-led, Toronto-based producer of coffee, has announced the launch of its fully compostable, single-serve coffee pod—the first of its kind in Canada.
Crafted entirely with plant-based materials, Neighbourhood Coffee’s biodegradable pods are compatible with all Keurig single-serve coffee machine models.
Karen Hales, co-founder and CEO of Neighbourhood Coffee, said: “With sustainability always top of mind at Neighbourhood Coffee, we’re charting a green path forward and are thrilled to be the first roaster in Canada to offer 100% biodegradable coffee pods that break down in a matter of weeks versus the hundreds of years required for plastic capsules. This is a proud milestone for our small, local business. By making our small-batch, premium coffee available in compostable K-cups, we are marrying innovation with sustainability while still delivering the vibrant micro-roasted flavours Neighbourhood Coffee is known for.”
Neighbourhood Coffee’s pods are developed by Nexe Innovations, offering sustainability after five years of science-backed testing.
The pods are Biodegradable Products Institute certified and quick composting. Being plant-based, the company reports that the pods take 17 to 25 days to break down in industrial composting.
The Company’s eco-friendly capsules are currently available in two flavours: Medium-Dark Roast Signature Blend and Annex Artisanal Espresso Roast.
All Neighbourhood Coffee’s products are available from its website.
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