Believe me, I say this as an advertiser: we work worse without coffee. Oh my God, I'm atypical because I don't drink much and I prefer ginseng, but that's another story. And if I told you that I use the capsules and not the mocha, we would have to open a completely new book. Yes, they are faster and more effective, even in the agency when there are clients. And yes, they are a terrible waste: not for the aluminum itself, but for the packaging and plastic they bring with them: a misfortune.
To solve the problem, the Swedish CoffeeB has devised a new way to obtain the most ecological dose of energy possible: with fully compostable coffee spheres.
Coffee spheres, there is a whole world
The secret (of Pulcinella, to stay on the subject of Naples, coffee and the like) is in a completely biodegradable shell of algae. We have seen it at work to create other types of packaging as well, even doses of water to drink. In this case, it contains a sphere of world-class coffee made up of crushed and compressed beans. Nothing else.
And how can you recognize the type of coffee without a package around it? Don't worry: the blend and type of roasting are laser engraved on the casing itself: for food, transparent, tasteless.
Coffee spheres have a rather long shelf life and are able to last up to three months after opening the package when stored dry at room temperature or stored safely in the refrigerator.
Let's talk about sustainability
It's the best part of the article, don't miss it. Coffee spheres are 100% compostable in pots and gardens - CoffeeB also provides guide on how to correctly transform waste into compost or, for those with a green thumb, on how to use these nice "packs" as a natural fertilizer for potted plants.
And it's not just a question of coffee (which, I forgot, is also certified as organic and from Fair Trade). The special coffee machine serving with the spheres is also built from recycled materials.
I will follow the path of this interesting and ambitious project (it must clash with Nestlè and other giants). Currently it is not yet clear when to launch, but I can tell you that the prices will be expensive: around € 170 for the machine and € 4,50 for 9 coffee spheres.