The little coffee drinker’s dilemma!!!
You drink only 1-2 cups a day and don’t want to have a lot of work with it, then you surely fall back to one of the practical capsule or pad systems. This makes coffee easier to dispose of and recycle, leading to major problems.
The coffee grounds inevitably remain in the capsules and can only be removed by laborious scraping out. This means that plastic and aluminium waste can increasingly not be recycled separately as mixed waste.
Purchasing a large espresso machine or fully automatic machine to use coffee beans only solves the overall problem to a limited extent, since these machines are produced first and then generate waste again after their useful life, whereby a metal espresso machine such as Rocket or Bezzera has a loose service life of 15-20 years and can and should be repaired again and again.
The little drinker can only switch to ecological alternatives.
Open ESE coffee pads without extra packaging are often the solution
For many coffee drinkers, ecological coffee enjoyment can be achieved with open coffee pads. The coffee pads are loosely packed in a bag, which is usually resealable, without the usual aluminium outer packaging.
The package should be used up within 1 week after opening to minimize quality losses. The package sizes and/or the selection are getting bigger and bigger. They range from 20 pieces to 50 pieces per type and package.
Many consumers already know the open coffee pads from the Senseo pads, which have always dispensed with extra outer packaging for cost reasons. With the ESE coffee pads this was only available in exceptional cases, but is currently becoming more and more popular.
Save 95% of waste with open ESE coffee pads without aluminium packaging
Although the individual aluminium foils do not weigh much per pad, with a quantity of 150 pads (this is the usual package size for most roasters) it quickly adds up to 30-50 grams of aluminium weight.
This is not necessary with the open pads. The actual ESE pads then consist only of quickly decomposable filter paper and coffee powder. Both can easily be disposed of in the biowaste or even compost heap. In your own garden the coffee pad can also be used as fertilizer.
The range of open pads is getting bigger and bigger
While 2-3 years ago it was still a marginal product, the open ESE coffee pod is a genuinely sought-after solution in view of the further increase in environmental awareness among German citizens.
The growth rates amount to 200% per year. Many former Nespresso customers can no longer have the same Nespresso taste and on the other hand the ecological (bad) conscience burdens the minds, so that an alternative must be found.
In an earlier blog post we have already pointed out this fact. Until recently, the Necado Pads were our only brand for open coffee pads. Recently, the Swiss roasting company Blasercafe was added to our range and has introduced three great new varieties. This also includes an organic/fairtrade variety. All Blaser coffees come from the successful bean blends of the same name.
Especially for companies and enterprises the open pads offer an opportunity
Office customers also recalculated at some point and realized that capsule systems can be very expensive. The La Piccola ESE pad machines of the CECILIA series are specially designed for office use and in combination with open pads are a real dream team.
The pad packs of 25 or 50 are quickly used up in a medium-sized office and do not grow old in the first place. The pads do not lose any aroma or taste. With the increasing selection of pad types, every employee will find his or her favorite.