Burnaby company’s green solution to coffee pods

BY WANDA CHOW, BURNABY NEWSLEADER It seems everyone at least knows someone with one of those trendiest of coffee makers, the one-cup-at-a-time types that have consumers eschewing bags of beans for boxes of plastic cups. But while the innovation has exploded in popularity the last couple of years, creating opportunities for those in the coffee industry, [...]

January 17th, 2015|Sustainability|

Canadian Companies Get a “Needs Improvement” Grade on Sustainability Report Card

CNW GROUP   New poll finds 82 per cent of Canadians want to see companies invest more in the development of smarter, greener products VANCOUVER, Dec. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian companies are far from making the honour roll when it comes to eco-conscious practices – 60 per cent of Canadians gave them a 'C' or [...]

December 3rd, 2014|Sustainability|

Richmond company brews eco-friendly ideas

BY MATTHEW HOEKSTRA, RICHMOND REVIEW. A Richmond-based firm is taking the guilt out of convenience coffee.Canterbury Coffee recently introduced OneCoffee, a biodegradable, fair-trade, organic single-serve coffee container compatible with Keurig coffee makers. Derek Perkins, senior marketing manager at the 33-year-old East Richmond company, said consumer reaction has been overwhelming since the product hit retail shelves [...]

October 10th, 2013|Sustainability|

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|

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 [...]