K-cup coffee quality and waste

Quality of Coffee – While the coffee in a Kcup is superior to other mass produced grocery store ground coffees, it is less than fresh. K cups are airtight and fresh roasted coffee emits CO2 for 2 weeks after the roasting process. If the coffee in the Kcup was fresh, they would explode. The aging process of coffee is expedited when it is ground. Whole bean coffee can last for weeks, while ground coffee will only remain fresh for minutes.

Waste – Kcups are largely made of non-recyclable plastic. While developed by a company that prides itself on their ‘Green’ image, this isn’t a ‘green’ method of coffee brewing…unless you are talking ‘greenbacks’.
Source: coffeenate.com

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