Compostable single-serve coffee pods maker Club Coffee is set to launch a new compostable pod, which is designed to be compatible with Nespresso Original Line brewers.
The new environmentally friendly option is part of the company’s commitment to introduce alternative products to single-use plastics.
It is also part of customer demand for options with less plastic. According to 2018 Nielsen data, a 40% sales increase is seen for brands with compostable pods.
Club Coffee CEO John Pigott said: “With consumers turning against plastic coffee pods and other single-use plastics, brands see that plant-based compostable single-serve formats deliver big results. This is great news for our customers and their consumers.
“The demand for espresso pods is growing fast and, as the market leader, we are pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to dominate this exploding market with a plant-based, compostable pod.”
Club Coffee will offer the Nespresso-compatible plant-based pods to brands for roll out later this year.
The coffee pods maker announced innovations such as the compostable freshness overwrapping for individual pods and the introduction of fully compostable packaging for larger quantities of pods in 2020.
Established in 1906, Club Coffee offers more than 500 custom label products and around 160 Club Coffee-branded products.
It is the first company in North America to develop a Biodegradable Products Institute Certified plant-based coffee pod, PῧrPod100.
As the first single-serve pod approved by the Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA), PῧrPod100 features plant-based components, including the lid, ring, coffee and mesh.
The company currently offers compostable single-serve choices to various brands such as Ethical Bean, Jumping Bean, Muskoka Roastery, Melitta Canada, McCafe, and President’s Choice.