All-in-one coffee and filter things are a quick way to make just one cup.
But these coffee pods—coffee’s convenience craze of the century, otherwise known as “K-Cups”—are also a quick way to wreak havoc on the environment and, quite possibly, our health.
My son, who turns 13 in a couple days, had been begging for one of these machines for Christmas. Yes, he drinks coffee. Only on the weekends.
My husband, a busy man who likes both coffee and convenience, was into the idea. But not me. Whenever the subject came up, which it did quite often, I went on one of my Green Diva rants. The packaging waste! Our society’s “need” for instant gratification! The plastic! The horror! I even offered to brew coffee for them every weekend, despite the fact I’m a green tea drinker. (Side note: During my advertising exec days, I downed a Venti iced skim latte, hold the ice, on a daily basis.) READ MORE