San Francisco Bay Coffee Company has launched ‘No Waste’ OneCup single-serve coffee pods in the US.
The coffee pods are available at Costco stores across the country.
Jim Rogers, one of four Rogers siblings who run the family-owned San Francisco Bay Coffee Company said: “The ‘No Waste’ OneCup is a huge step toward potentially reducing the environmental footprint associated with single-serve coffees.
“Now that San Francisco Bay Coffee has shown we can produce pods made from 100% compostable materials that come in recyclable packaging, we’re hoping the industry follows suit so we can really move the needle on coffee-related waste.”
According to data from the National Coffee Association, the market for single-serve coffee pods continues to increase, currently consisting of 36.5% of total coffee sales.
The ‘No Waste’ OneCup single-serve pods come sealed within a compostable bag and a recyclable corrugated cardboard box, implying that OneCup customers that have access to industrial composting services or facilities need not throw away any part of the packaging.
The ‘No Waste’ OneCup is currently certified compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute, a certifying agency for compostability.
This OneCup is available for San Francisco Bay Coffee’s 100-count French Roast blend in all Costco locations across the US. In future, the company intends to roll out the ‘No Waste’ OneCup for varieties comprising Fog Chaser, Breakfast Blend, Decaf French Roast and Organic Rainforest blends.
Image: No Waste’ OneCup single-serve coffee pods. Photo: courtesy of San Francisco Bay Coffee Company.