Environmentally-conscious coffee roaster Jackie’s Java one of first to sell Keurig-compatible k-cups with recyclable packaging.
From manufacturing the packaging, to delivery, to discardment, Jackie’s Java makes big strides for our environment.
Jackie’s Java k-cups are made with Polyproplene instead of commonly used Polystyrene, emitting 30% less greenhouse gas during manufacturing. Polyproplene also holds out moisture 10x better, keeping coffee fresher and better tasting. Cups, lids and boxes are all 100% recyclable and feature and easy peel tabbed lid to remove coffee grounds and aid in recycling.
Jackie’s Java boxes are produced using 75% post-consumer recycled paper board and are 100% recyclable as well, and the filters are 83% compostable.
Jackie’s Java is a small coffee roaster started by Jackie Harris 12 years ago while still in college. Now, her coffee is sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Whole Foods Market, Safeway and many smaller retailers.
One in three American homes have a pod-based coffee machine. The cups are generally not recyclable or biodegradable, so the 9 billion cups sold in 2015 ended up in a landfill. With the recyclable and biodegradable packaging used at Jackie’s Java, consumers can minimize the negative impact on the environment these products have.
“We pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly in all aspects of our business,” Harris said. Donating their burlap bags and chaff to local farmers, delivering their coffee using an electric car powered 100% by wind energy, and now offering award winning recyclable packaging is exciting, Harris said. “We are thrilled to be on the forefront of such a positive movement.”