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Portland Roasting Coffee Launches 100% Compostable Single-Serve Coffee Pods

Sold at all Sprouts Farmers Market stores, line features PῧrPod100™, the world’s first BPI® certi­fied, 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod

PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 8, 2017) — Portland Roasting Coffee, a Portland-based, sustain­able specialty coffee roaster, has launched its first line of compostable single-serve coffee pods. The line, featuring PῧrPod100™, the world’s first certi­fied 100% compostable single-serve coffee pods, will be sold in all Sprouts Farmers Market stores. Sprouts Farmers Market, which oper­ates approx­i­mately 250 stores in 13 states, has a mandate that by 2017 all single-serve coffee prod­ucts on its shelves must be 100% compostable.

“Given the huge consumer demand for a more conve­nient way to enjoy coffee at home, it was impor­tant to us that there was a sustain­able pack­aging solu­tion in sight before we entered the single-serve market last year,” said Portland Roasting Coffee founder and pres­i­dent, Mark Stell. “At Portland Roasting, we believe that inno­va­tion drives change, so we’re opti­mistic that our compostable pods repre­sent the future of our company’s long-term goal of deliv­ering a truly great-tasting cup of coffee while dramat­i­cally reducing asso­ci­ated waste.”

PῧrPod100™ was devel­oped by Toronto-based Club Coffee in response to consumer concerns about the waste asso­ci­ated with tradi­tional single-serve pods and the need for an alter­na­tive that would still deliver a great taste expe­ri­ence. Certification by BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) confirms that PῧrPod100™ breaks down fully in large-scale commer­cial composting processes.

Portland Roasting Coffee’s compostable single-serve pods are avail­able in five vari­eties including: Organic French Roast, Organic Tanagers Song, Organic Portland House, Morning Blend and Goose Hollow and are avail­able in either 12- or 24-cup packs. Suggested retail price is $9.99 for a 12-cup pack. PῧrPod100™ pods are compat­ible with most Keurig®-style brewing systems.

About Portland Roasting Coffee
Since 1996, Portland Roasting Coffee has provided high-quality specialty coffees to inde­pen­dent coffee shops, grocers, restau­rants and hotels. Their coffee has been grown with great care for the land, the laborers, and the legacy of their pres­ence in local commu­ni­ties. Portland Roasting Coffee takes great pride in its farming part­ners and does all it can to support their growth and success. The coffee company’s commit­ment to farmers and envi­ron­mental impact has resulted in an ever-growing list of global projects to improve life quality and envi­ron­mental sustain­ability. When you enjoy a cup of Portland Roasting coffee, you join their mission to improve the world’s coffee growing regions. For addi­tional infor­ma­tion on Portland Roasting Coffee, please visit www.portlandroastingcoffee.com.

About Club Coffee
Since 1906, Club Coffee has built a repu­ta­tion for quality and inno­va­tion. It has close to 500 custom label prod­ucts and more than 200 Club Coffee branded prod­ucts, making it the largest roaster, contract manu­fac­turer and distrib­utor of pack­aged coffees that Canadians buy from grocery stores. Club Coffee fully meets the strin­gent require­ments for Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade and Kosher certi­fi­ca­tions, and is a leader in devel­oping sustain­able coffee solu­tions.

About BPI
The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a not-for-profit orga­ni­za­tion that educates, advo­cates, and certi­fies mate­rials as compostable in large-scale composting facil­i­ties. All certi­fied prod­ucts and mate­rials must meet ASTM D6400 or D6868 test require­ments, as performed in a BPI-approved labo­ra­tory, whose results are then certi­fied by an inde­pen­dent third party. The BPI is the largest certi­fi­ca­tion orga­ni­za­tion for compostable prod­ucts in North America and its Compostable Logo is recog­nized by composters and manu­fac­turers across the conti­nent.

About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. Sprouts offers a complete shop­ping expe­ri­ence that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vita­mins and supple­ments, pack­aged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy prod­ucts, frozen foods, natural body care and house­hold items catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and well­ness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 24,000 team members and oper­ates more than 250 stores in 13 states from coast to coast.
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