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Boyd's Coffee Launches 100 Percent Compostable Pods

PORTLAND, ORE. – March 13, 2017 – Boyd Coffee Company, the oldest family-owned coffee company in the Pacific Northwest, is proud to launch the first certi­fi­able 100% compostable, single-serve coffee pod avail­able in grocers throughout the West Coast. The soft pouch gener­ates less waste than the leading portion packs, while deliv­ering a fresh coffee aroma and flavor with full extrac­tion.
“With our long-standing commit­ment to organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees, Boyd’s Coffee has found an alter­na­tive solu­tion to the billions of plastic cups filling land­fills in our country,” said Jeffrey Newman, CEO of Boyd Coffee Company. “Our partner, Club Coffee, has manu­fac­tured a single-serve compostable pod that can be converted to useful compost in as little as a few weeks. As a fourth-generation Oregon company, we care deeply about our impact on the envi­ron­ment, and strive to find inno­v­a­tive ways to protect our planet.”

The popu­larity of single-serve coffee is apparent in office and home kitchens nation­wide. According to Club Coffee, in 2014 almost 30 percent of U.S. consumers were drinking single-serve coffee, with U.S. single-serve retail coffee sales growing 319 percent between 2011 and 2015 to reach about $4.6 billion in revenue.

The new single-serve pod is made from more than 90-percent renew­able resources, and the pod’s ring is made from coffee chaff ⎯ the skin of the coffee bean that comes off during the roasting process. Every single part of the pod is designed to be digestible by, and acces­sible for, bacteria, which supports the composting process after the coffee has been brewed and discarded. The pod meets the Biodegradable Products Institute stan­dards and certi­fi­ca­tions required by munic­ipal compost facil­i­ties. The compostable pod is compat­ible with most Keurig Green Mountain brewing systems, including the new Keurig 2.0 brewers.
Boyd’s new certi­fied 100% Compostable Coffee Pods are avail­able for grocers in a 12-count box with an SRP of $9.99 in the following blends and roasts:

• Good Morning – medium roast that is crisp, smooth and eye-opening.
• Coffee Shop – medium-light roast that smells like morning and tastes clean, crisp and satis­fying.
• French No. 6® – dark roast with an intox­i­cating aroma, seduc­tive and sweet.
• Hi-Rev® — medium-dark roast with a high caffeine level that equals hi-performance.
• Lost Lake Decaf Organic is a certi­fied organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ medium-dark roast with a complex flavor and simple natural water decaf­feina­tion process.
• Red Wagon Organic Coffee is a certi­fied organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ dark roast that is smoky and sweet with a smooth finish.

Without using a compostable pod, coffee consumers would have to sepa­rate their coffee single serves; opening them, composting the used grounds, cleaning and recy­cling the plastic cup, and disposing of the foil lid in the garbage. “Composting manu­fac­turers have been losing coffee compost for the past few years due to the rise of plastic single-serve pods,” said Al Rattie, director of market devel­op­ment, US Composting Council. “The majority of these used pods go directly to land­fills, creating a huge amount of waste, and depriving compost manu­fac­turers of an impor­tant nutrient compo­nent. The creation of a fully compostable, fully certi­fied pod is a crit­ical devel­op­ment in achieving healthy soils and a sustain­able society, and sets the stan­dard for single-serve pods moving forward.”

More infor­ma­tion about Club Coffee’s 100% certi­fied Compostable Pod can be found at
About Boyd Coffee Company –

Boyd’s Coffee is one of the oldest family-owned coffee compa­nies in the world. Founded in 1900 in Portland, Oregon, Boyd’s has a long, storied history of helping restau­rants, hotels and conve­nience stores attract and keep customers by providing them with consis­tently excel­lent coffee, tea and other bever­ages.

At Boyd’s, we don’t believe that coffee bestows status or makes a state­ment about the person who drinks it. We believe that people are capable of making their own state­ments. We hold that coffee is fuel, not fashion. It is what it has always been: a reward for good work, done well; and a kick in the pants to get back out there and do some more. That’s the legacy of coffee in America and that’s the Boyd’s legacy, as well.

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.

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