Compostable Coffee Pods | Halo Coffee

Over the past 10 years, coffee has become an incredibly accessible commodity. Everybody can enjoy the wonderful and varied tastes that come with different intensities and in different forms like an Espresso or a Latte Macchiato. These drinks are now easily made at home, using the little, loud and colourful coffee machine that takes a capsule and makes a perfect caffeinated beverage.


Each cup of coffee we make requires a brand new capsule, which is made from a combination of plastic and aluminium. Even though many of these capsules are recyclable, 80% nonetheless end up in landfills and oceans. In 2018 alone, the coffee industry produced 60 billion coffee pods. The good news is Halo Coffee created a simple solution to avoid pod pollution.


In today’s episode, I interview Sarah Lim, Business Development Director at Halo Coffee, and Champion of Compostable Coffee Capsules. Halo Coffee produces Nespresso-compatible, home-compostable coffee pods, which contain speciality-grade, high-end coffees. The capsules are made from a byproduct of the sugar cane industry and degrade in as little as 28 days in your compost heap or garden. What’s more,  their packaging is also home-compostable and takes only 90 days to break down!


This episode was recorded in April 2020, amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Until June 2020, Halo Coffee is donating two boxes of sustainable coffee pods to hospitals in London for each new subscription they receive and is offering special discounts for all NHS workers. During these trying times, it’s great to see the world coming together and supporting each other!


I hope you enjoy the episode!

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