Image via www.growerscup.com
What I really love about geeks is the fact that they love to share the passion...for coffee;) This one was flagged up to me by my son's Aikido teacher who happens to work in IT (so I can officially call him a geek;)). Grower's Cup is a practical take on brewing coffee on the go. I love the idea specially that I hate plastic cups and from what I see the carbon footprint of this packaging is fairly low:
The Coffeebrewer clearly uses more packaging material per cup of coffee than most other coffee solutions. However, we DO NOT use any aluminium. The pouch is made from 7.7 g PE, 1.6 g PET and 6.8 g paper coming from reforested Swedish woods. PE consists of coal (C) and hydrogen (H2), which are naturally a part of our environment and therefore they are not harmful to the environment.
This is the design in more detail:
And here you can see how it works in action:
I am happy to say that the cost of half a liter of this type of coffee (£2,5 per sachet) equals a good coffee at Starbucks so it's not so bad;) I see from their Facebook page that the company is trying to build their market so I hope it will be available in many regions, but for now here in the UK you can get in in many locations and on-line too. I will try it out and let you know more about it!