Single-serve coffee’s dark side: waste

BY DAVID WORTHINGTON, SMART PLANET. Over 13 percent of offices and over 10% of U.S. households have bought into the single-serve coffee craze, but convenience has a price. Hundreds of millions of pounds of “pod” trash is entering landfills every year.Single-serve coffee is all the rage – even Starbucks is selling its own system in [...]

August 28th, 2013|Sustainability|

Blog: Review | OneCoffee Organic Single Serve Coffee

 BY SILAS AND MIRA. A lot of my friends and family own Keurig coffee makers. They are a convenient way to grab a decent cup of coffee in the morning and dash out the front door.These one-cup coffee makers are in tons of peoples homes – but have you ever thought about how wasteful they [...]

July 25th, 2013|Reviews|

Canterbury Coffee Introduces OneCoffee: A Biodegradable, Fair-Trade, Organic K-Cup

BY GROCERY HEADQUARTERS. Canterbury Coffee, a leading global roaster and supplier of specialty coffees and related beverages since 1981, introduces OneCoffee, a biodegradable, fair-trade, organic K-Cup compatible cup for use with Keurig coffee makers. OneCoffee is Organic Single Serve Coffee made with 100% strictly hard-bean, organic and fair-trade Arabica coffees.“Previously we referred to K-Cups as [...]

July 18th, 2013|Reviews|

Single serve coffee sales surge 80% to $1bn in 2012, with private label players the new pacesetters

BY ELAINE WATSON. A perfect example of the fact that shoppers are willing to pay a premium for quality and convenience – even in tough times – the growth of the single serve coffee market has been nothing short of meteoric, growing from $1bn in 2011 to more than $1.8bn in 2012, an 80%+ increase.For [...]

July 15th, 2013|Product News|

B.C. firm develops a biodegradable single-serving coffee pod

BY BILL MAH, EDMONTON JOURNAL. Brewing coffee from single-serving pods may be convenient, but the waste it leaves behind bothered one Canadian company so much that it has developed a biodegradable version.Richmond, B.C.-based Canterbury Coffee, the second-largest Canadian specialty roaster, is launching OneCoffee, calling it the world’s first biodegradable coffee pod.“We’ve been looking at this [...]

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