Gone are the days of instant coffee, with its bitter taste and burnt smell, and good morning to coffee pod machines around the globe, making kitchens at home smell like the local corner café, filled with the scent of freshly ground coffee.
Over the last few years, Australia has seen a massive rise in the number of people using Nespresso machines, with somewhere between 2.5-3 million coffee pods being consumed EVERY DAY! That’s some seriously scary statistics when you think that these capsules are then going into landfill. Sarah Wilson talks more about it more on her blog here.
But a new fully Australian owned company, ecoCaffe has launched a fantastic solution- Ethical Coffee Company Biodegradable Coffee Capsules! Eco Caffe has just released a range of coffee pods that are 100% biodegradable and biodegrade within 180 days of use. Compare this with a regular aluminium capsule that can take up to 500 years to biodegrade… if at all!
A decade of research has gone into making these capsules, ensuring they taste delicious but are ecologically invisible- leaving as little footprint behind as possible. The capsules are made from vegetable starch and fibres, making them super easy to dispose of- just put them in your green waste bin and allow them to biodegrade rather than sitting in landfill for literally hundreds of years!
I love that not only do these capsules biodegrade so quickly, they definitely do not compromise on flavour. Filled with the finest coffee beans sourced from Columbia, Central America, Ethiopia and Kenya, these capsules are packed with flavour and I felt like I was drinking a latte made by the handsome barista at my favourite coffee spot!
I tried one of the decaffeinated capsules with my Curative Coffee recipe (see below) and loved the thick texture and delicious crème on top. Although if you feel like you need a morning caffeine hit- Eco Caffe has a range of 17 varieties of espresso, catering for all coffee lovers whether you like it that little bit stronger to get you through the afternoon or a more subtle taste for the mornings. They also have a special decaf only value pack on offer too.
Here is my curative coffee recipe that will bulletproof your digestive system with the help of my good friend- coconut oil.
Curative Coffee Recipe
GF, WF, SF
Bulletproof your digestive system with the healing powers of coconut oil. This ‘coffee’ is so thick, rich and creamy, you won’t even notice you’ve given up your regular coffee fix.
- 250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) decaf coffee made then cooled slightly
- 2 teaspoons unsalted raw butter (omit if lactose-intolerant)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
- Whizz all the ingredients in a high speed blender for 30 seconds or until well combined and frothy. Pour into a mug and sip slowly.