Glorybrew Variety K-Cup Pack Design and Build Quality
I can’t imagine any other grind review having a section on build quality. It’s the delivery format of this grind that makes this section relevant. As mentioned there are two big concerns to using a Keurig coffee machine, and the more important one for me is the amount of waste generated on a day to day basis. There is so much garbage here. With a regular cup of coffee you may have the empty bag the beans came in, or a cartoon of milk to throw out, but with the standard Keurig cups you have a new thing to throw away every time you brew up a cup. Not exactly eco-friendly. The fine folk over at Glorybrew have seen this and decided to rectify the situation. Their packaging is 100% biodegradable, and does wonders for your compost. The effects of coffee ground on compost is no secret, so for me this becomes a major selling point.
The packaging is minimal, always good to see, a simple cardboard outer box and on the inside we have a resealable thermal bag. The bag is hard wearing, and comes with 12 cups per box. I can imagine using the bag for a number of things once I run out of these pods, seen as it is made of a thick reflective material, means it can retain temperature very well. So long as you store it correctly, in a cool dry place, the pods should last a couple of months, though I imagine they will be drank far more quickly than that.
The K-cups themselves seem to be made of some kind of plastic, and the box takes great pains to educate me on the difference between biodegradable and compostable. Granted, the difference is pretty important, and I didn’t know it before hand. It turns out that biodegradable simply means that the packaging will degrade over an indefinite amount of time, while Glorybrew’s compostable K-Cups are guaranteed to become soil in 7-8 weeks. It’s extremely impressive, and when I looked into what the core Keurig company is doing about their generated waste, I was doubly impressed.
Keurig brand K-Cups are not eco-friendly, what’s worse is their plan to mitigate the amount of waste generated by their products goes as far as to make the cups recyclable. This is not a great solution, as that just means they can be used again. A quick look into the recycling industry shows that it is not currently cost effective, and the vast majority of recyclable products end up in landfills anyway.
Read the full review on Glorybrew at: http://gazettereview.com/2017/06/glorybrew-variety-k-cup-pack-review/
Read more about the PurPod100 Compostable Pod at: www.purpod100.com