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Louisiana Manufacturer Hits 1 Billion Mark For Coffee Pods


The smell of roasted coffee wafted through the front door of Baton Rouge-based Pod Pack International, a compostable coffee pod manufacturer, which has produced 1 billion single-use pods since it was founded about two decades ago.

Each coffee pod contains about 10 grams, so 1 billion pods equals more than 22 million pounds of coffee used in production by the business.

Pod Pack International was founded in New Orleans in 1996 when coffee filter executive Bill Powell teamed up with former Community Coffee executive Tom Martin to bet big on single-use coffee pods.

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