3, Choose Fairtrade coffee and you’re also supporting farmers to fight the challenges they may face. These include the effects of a changing climate, low and unpredictable incomes and in some coffee-growing communities, there may not be enough food available for three to four months a year.
4. Being part of Fairtrade has meant better knowledge about protecting the local environment and the chance to plant other crops and buy livestock to put more food on the table.
5. Around 125 million people worldwide depend on coffee for their livelihoods. Coffee is the most valuable and widely traded tropical agricultural product and 25 million smallholder farmers produce 80% of the world’s coffee. But many of them fail to earn a reliable living from coffee.
They have three types of compostable pods, including the organic Ethiopian and Colombian blend which are made from corn starch. This may be able to go into your food waste caddy but check with your local authority first. They take 90 days and break down through industrial composting, but cannot be placed in garden waste. The Indian Monsoon box of 10, is £2.90 from Dualit. They also have a selection of teas in compostable capsules.
The Dualit EcoPresx Aluminium Capsule Recycler is a clever device which extracts coffee from used aluminium pods which can then be spread on the flowerbeds. Then you simply put the empty capsules into the recycling bin. It is compatible with all aluminium coffee pods and cost £13.00 from Dualit.
Grind coffee pods are compostable and 100% plastic-free. When composted, they’ll break down in weeks – but even in landfill they’ll break down hundreds of times faster than their plastic cousins. Great coffee, doing good by the planet. All of their coffee is certified organic by the Soil Association. They source our beans directly from smallholders around the world – empowering them to grow their farms, invest in their communities and continue to farm some of the best coffees in the world.
Grinds compostable Nespresso pods letterbox refill pack is from £13.50 and a great way to get your top up in lockdown. You can subscribe for refills in letterbox-friendly packaging, with free UK delivery. Change, skip or cancel your subscription at any time, hassle-free, with a gift subscription from £27.00
Blue Goose have, ethical coffees in plastic-free packaging. their award-sinning speciality coffees help you create wonderful barista-quality coffees without the guilt, whether you enjoy their Nespresso compatible eco pods or their new bean and ground coffees in compostable pouches.
Unlike aluminium and plastic capsules that can take 200-500 years to degrade in landfill, Blue Goose’s plastic-free, compostable Nespresso pods and lid can be put into your food waste bin and they will be processed into compost of liquid fertilizer without around 12 weeks depending on the facilities used by your local council.
Try there Eco Coffee Pod Collection gift pack, full to the brim with our 40 speciality Arabica coffee pods, for £18.