NEXE launching compostable espresso pods
NEXE has invested over six years into research and development to create its proprietary and fully compostable coffee pod
VANCOUVER, BC — NEXE Innovations Inc. is launching its premium espresso pods in the U.S. and Canada at nexecoffee.com on July 29.
This is the first NEXE-branded coffee product that the Company is introducing into the single-serve coffee pod market1 that is currently valued at more than USD$25 billion annually. Approximately 56 billion coffee pods are consumed each year which end up in the landfill and can take up to 500 years to decompose2 leaving behind contamination and microplastics. Recyclable pods often include non-recyclable plastic and aluminum – making them less likely to be recycled properly or recycled at all.
NEXE has invested over six years into research and development to create its proprietary and fully compostable coffee pod. The new Nespresso compatible pod breaks down in as little as just 30 days, similar to the time it takes for an apple core to decompose.
“The new NEXE espresso pod breaks down faster than any packaging I have ever seen,” said William Selten, Process Engineer, from Terravis Holding Ltd., which conducted NEXE’s independent composting study, in a statement. “Within 30 days, 90% of the pods were broken down – which is truly amazing. I believe this is due to the innovation behind the unique composition and design of the pods.”
NEXE’s first espresso product was crafted in collaboration with Jason Rennie, former Production Manager, from Ethical Bean. The team spent a year looking for just the right combination of beans to create the best-tasting, highest quality coffee. The blend was made from three fair-trade, hand-selected beans grown in Ethiopia, Sumatra and Peru. It has a well-balanced exotic flavour, a sweet brown sugar, vanilla, and honey aroma, as well as a clean, smooth, juicy, medium body. In addition, the coffee has a sweet, winey, crisp, and bright, tangy acidity with citrus/lemon, orange, nectarine, and heavy chocolate notes.