There is nothing like the feeling of the morning’s first sip of coffee. Chances are that you know exactly what I’m talking about. The moment that coffee touches our lips any grogginess we are feeling seems to instantly dissipate. Starting the morning off with a hot cup of coffee is an extremely popular ritual. Indeed, coffee is the second most frequently consumed beverage in the U.S. behind only bottled water.
There are many ways to brew coffee and espresso beverages and many different ways you can drink coffee. You can tell a lot about a person from their coffee order, and chances are that if you drink your coffee the same as someone else, then you probably have more than just that in common. One of the most convenient ways to brew a delicious cup of coffee at home is with the Keurig machine.
Why Choose Organic K Cups for your Coffee
The Keurig machine is designed to brew a single cup of coffee, or other hot beverage at the press of a button. A single-serving “k-cup” pod is typically made of plastic and contains pre-ground coffee along with a paper filter. When the pod is loaded into the machine a spray nozzle pierces the seal on the pod and the bottom of the plastic pod. Pressurized hot water is then forced through the opening, through the grounds and filter and finally into your cup or mug. After brewing, the k-cup pod is meant to be thrown away. In recent years, reusable k-cup pods have gained popularity due to concern over the environmental impact of plastic waste.
There are many reasons why you should choose organic coffee k-cups both for your personal health and for the broader environmental impact. When brewing coffee with a Keurig machine, the beverage comes in direct contact with the plastic material of the k-cup pod, and you want to make sure that the plastic is BPA-free so that you don’t inadvertently consume any estrogenic and harmful compounds. You also want to make sure that your k-cup is made from a biodegradable material to lessen the environmental impact of the discarded pod.
Choosing a USDA organic coffee k-cup ensures that your coffee will be brewed from coffee beans that were produced without toxic chemicals or pesticides. If you are a frequent coffee drinker, you may also want to choose reusable k-cups as well.
Organic Coffee Co. OneCupTM
Organic Coffee Co. OneCupTM k-cup pods are made by the San Francisco Bay Coffee company. Unlike traditional k-cup pods, the Organic Coffee Co. pods are made from plant-based compostable materials. This USDA organic product contains beans sourced from Central America and comes in a variety of flavors such as Java Love, French Roast, and Breakfast Blend. The French Roast is a dark roast, while the Breakfast Blend and Java Love products are a light-medium roast.
Smart Owl Coffee Reusable K-cup
Smart Owl Coffee’s reusable k-cup is a very unique product that will allow you to use your Keurig machine to brew coffee using any beans you would like and without producing any waste. The reusable k-cup is made from food-grade stainless steel and is compatible with most Keurig 1.0 and 2.0 models. The reusable pod is dishwasher-safe and can be used an unlimited number of times. Simply fill the reusable pod with coffee grinds of your own choice. Having the ability to use your Keurig machine to make coffee from freshly ground coffee beans is a special advantage. To ensure a smooth brewing process, make sure to grind your coffee beans extra finely.
Real Good Coffee Organic K-Cups
Real Good Coffee Co. is based in Seattle Washington and prides itself in selling affordable high-quality coffee using only 100% recyclable packaging and sustainable farming practices. The brand offers USDA organic k-cups that are compatible with all Keurig coffee makers. Their beans are grown in small batches on organic and sustainable farms. The brand offers several flavors. Our recommendation is the Organic Dark Roast.
Peak Performance High Altitude Organic Coffee
Peak Performance High Altitude Organic Coffee is an exciting and unique coffee brand that offers coffee grown in the Guatemalan highlands and promises to be one of the healthiest and best tasting cups of coffee around. Their coffee beans are never treated with toxic chemicals or pesticides. The brand also claims that coffee grown at high altitude will not only taste better but also have a higher antioxidant content. In addition to being USDA certified, their Organic Coffee Pods are also Fair Trade Certified, Non-GMO, and third party tested. You can be sure that their coffee is of the highest purity.
Using a Keurig machine to brew your coffee comes with numerous benefits, such as a fast, convenient brewing process that makes coffee with great consistency. The fact that the k-cup pods have traditionally been single-use and made from plastic are really the biggest downside of this brewing method. Fortunately, because of the popularity of the Keurig machine, there are now numerous organic and sustainable k-cup products on the market so that you can brew a healthy and delicious cup of coffee without contributing to the growing amount of plastic waste in Earth’s landfills and oceans. We sincerely hope that you will try some of the coffee featured in this article so that you can enjoy delicious and healthy coffee and peace of mind knowing that your daily coffee habit is compatible with your sustainable lifestyle. Have you tried any of these coffee brands? Let us know by contacting us here.