Plant-based 100% Biodegradable and 100% Compostable Coffee Pods
You may enjoy your coffee pure, but boutique coffee, beans, blends and flavours have recently found a wonderful partnership that just simply just works.
By adding ingredients such as turmeric to your coffee, there are now more potential health benefits to your daily caffeine hit. The combination of coffee and turmeric is a POWER POD of natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Introducing Turmeric-Infused Coffee Powder Pods. Each of our coffee pods contains a quarter of a teaspoon of Mother Nature’s Super Spice and the perfect amount of caffeine to spring into the day in a good mood, a smile on your dial and some active brainpower.
The turmeric is blended with freshly roasted coffee beans on Gold Coast, Queensland. This combination presents a smooth golden texture with a hint of elegant spice with a warming aroma that literally sends your nose-diving back into the cup for another whiff of the wonderful spice.
In the 1991 comedy L.A. Story, Steve Martin orders “a half double decaffeinated half-caf, with a twist of lemon.” The line got the biggest laugh in the movie, a none-too-subtle dig at the finicky needs of California’s elite.
A quarter-century later, the world can’t get enough of specialty coffee. We all know exactly what kind of coffee we want, as well as how we want it prepared and served. Stop an American on the streets of Manhattan and ask them what the best thing to come out of Australia is. There’s a good chance that, alongside old tropes like Crocodile Dundee and AC/DC, the answer will be coffee.
Fresh coffee from the convenience of a coffee pod machine has become a popular product for many Australians, but it’s not without an environmental cost.
Biodegradable and Compostable Coffee Pods
Australians consume around 3 million single-serve coffee pods every single day and they are too small to be sorted correctly in the current recycling system. Millions of kilograms of aluminium and plastic have ended up in landfills since coffee pods came onto the market.
Our BioCap Biodegradable & Compostable Capsules are made from a patented plant-based composite. The secret lies in the type of material used in our plant-based capsules. We make them entirely from sugarcane and sugar beet (sweet, right?). This means that the complete capsule, including the foil, is made from plant materials. After usage, you can throw them in your bin guilt-free.
Under the right industrial set conditions, of coffee capsules will fully break-down into compost after 10 weeks. This means that our entire capsule can be chewed up, and spat out by our little microbial friends, leaving behind biomass, CO2 and water.
Reaping the Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has long been used as a hot beverage. Turmeric Tea is a kind of tea which originates from Okinawa, in southern Japan. Ukoncha is made of the rhizomes of turmeric. In more recent time milk fortified with the yellow root has been used to boost the immune system, improve the skin, reduce joint pain, and relax the body for sleep. It’s also a common Ayurvedic treatment for the common cold.
So while some people only drink coffee to wake up in the morning, others are very selective about their coffee choices. “We’re not drinking coffee as our grandparents drank it,” “They had a pot on the stove and drank it all day.” The rise of gourmet coffee continues unabated, and what was once focused on Frappuccino’s and lattes has evolved into cold brew coffees and flat whites. With all of the different choices of flavoured coffee available, maybe it is time for you to try something new.
Though turmeric tea is also a common way to consume the spice, turmeric is better absorbed by the body when served in a glass of warm milk. It’s all because of the root’s low bioavailability, meaning its nutrients are not readily released when consumed on its own. Cow’s milk provides just the right amount of fats and proteins to ensure the turmeric is absorbed alongside.
Turmeric has a unique relationship with another, far more common spice rack staple: black pepper. The genetic makeup of the two spices is insanely reactive with one another. A click or two of the pepper grinder can increase the bioavailability of turmeric by as much as 2,000%. Adding a dash of black pepper to your turmeric coffee is just the thing to help your body make the most of this food trend. Who would have thought change sugar for a few grains of pepper would ever be a thing. Well…It is now, so gets on board peps!