The most sustainable coffee pod on the planet.

Grind coffee pods are completely home-compostable and plastic-free. By choosing Grind, you're doing good by the planet.

Why our pods are the best.

Every single pod is completely organic and biodegradable. To put it simply, our pods observe the characteristics of plastics, whilst being 100% plastic free.

Aluminium is the past, our pods are the future.

Less than 30% of aluminium pods are recycled, and all new pods contain 20% non-recycled aluminium. Behind this lies an ugly truth of a supply chain which uses massive amounts of energy, water resources and chemicals to produce this new aluminium, in what is a highly destructive process. At a resource cost of four tons of bauxite to one ton of aluminium, it's time to move on from causing this damage to our planet.

Pods that leave no trace.
Pods that leave no trace.
Pods that leave no trace.
Pods that leave no trace.
Pods that leave no trace.
Pods that leave no trace.

Home-compostable pods that leave no trace.

Plastic and aluminum pods take hundreds of years to break down. In your home compost, ours will break down quicker then grass cuttings, or can be placed in your food waste bin.
If worst comes to the worst and Grind's pods do make their way into landfill or even the ocean, our pods will still break down in these ambient environments.

Fully recyclable & home-compostable packaging.

We contribute to carbon-offset projects in excess of the carbon emissions of all of our deliveries.This means we're not just breaking even, but rather offsetting more carbon dioxide than is produced.

Empowering small sustainable coffee farms.

We source our beans directly from smallholders around the world- supporting them to grow their farms and invest in their communities.

Get started for £9.95.

We took everything we learned from a decade of making coffee in our London cafés and squeezed it all into our home-compostable Nespresso® pods. Try it now & get a free grind tin with your first order.

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Plastic and aluminium coffee pods have gone to landfill since you started reading this.

Plastic and aluminium coffee pods have gone to landfill since you started reading this.

We believe in involving all of you in our journey to become the world's most sustainable coffee pod business. Whilst we thought our previous, industrially home-compostable pods were the best on the market - we've made something better.

Our new pods are made out of a polymer called PHA. This is the final frontier in the world of bioplastics, offering the most viable and sustainable alternative to single-use products.

This product will break down anywhere on earth, meaning it is also a better option than industrially home-compostable pods - instead of requiring conditions such as temperatures of 60 degrees.

Our particular PHA is perfect for home-compostable coffee pods as it observes the characteristics of plastics in regard to physical structure/robustness and being able to preserve the freshness of the coffee.

Our pods are constructed from bacterial fermentation, being wholly organic and biodegradable.

This is the most revolutionary technology in the coffee pod world since Nespresso first dropped their aluminium pods

These bacteria are able to produce a substance that displays different characteristics depending on what they are fed, in turn altering the PHA that is produced.

Our particular PHA is perfect for home-compostable coffee pods - it observes the characteristics of plastics in regard to physical structure/robustness and is able to preserve the freshness of the coffee. This was key as we did not want to lose any quality in the coffee you receive.

However unlike plastics which can take up to 500 years to break down - under conditions that are found in home composts, only needing temperatures of 30 degrees, they will decompose without any harmful by-products quicker than garden grass cuttings!

It is worth saying that this is on the more cautious side of UK home compost conditions, meaning that in many households, Grind pods will break down in an even shorter period of time.

There are many reasons.

The extraction process is obscenely energy intensive and environmentally degrading. We have an abundance of aluminium in the world, at current rates of extraction of 130 million tons of bauxite per annum (the ore from which aluminium comes), it would take 400 years for this to be fully extracted. That of course appears positive, yet it masks a highly ecologically damaging process. A vast amount of energy, water and resources are exploited to produce aluminium at a highly inefficient production of 1 ton of aluminium from 4 tons of bauxite. Due to its stability as an element, an extortionate amount of energy is needed to electrolyse the ore and requires a vast quantity of smelting produced by coal use – bad news. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sees perfluorocarbons as 9200 times more harmful than C02 in relation to their effect on climate change to the environment – really bad news.

Not only does the process require so much energy, the primary impacts it has on its immediate flora and fauna is highly destructive. It removes all native vegetation, reducing biodiversity and sustenance for local species populations – before the runoff seeps into aquifers and local water sources causing severe water pollution. Read more into the multiple negative impacts of aluminium use and extraction here.

Although Nespresso® will shout about how infinitely recyclable aluminium is, this in reality does not take place. As a percentage of pods that go to landfill - Nespresso® themselves estimate that only 29% are being recycled - 71% is a ridiculously high number given that 14 billion Nespresso® pods are sold per year.

We believe in the convenience of drinking coffee pods, but not at the expense of the planet.

Our purpose is to benefit all of our stakeholders, and harming the environment does not fit with our values.

If you do not have a home compost, they are simple and easy to purchase and set up. Find out more here.

For whatever reason you are not able to do this, our pods break down in a number of weeks if disposed of in a council-approved food waste collection bin. The pods are subsequently used to create waste energy.

If worst comes to worst, and Grind Home-compostable coffee pods do make their way into landfill or other end of life waste streams, our pods will break down in marine sediement, the ocean and landfill - infinitely more beneficial than plastic and aluminium alternatives.

Ultimately, recycling requirements and facilities differ by UK councils. Although the UK government are looking to increase the consistency of services available check what your council's services are here

Our pods are TUV Austria OK Home Compost certified - the first to be created with PHA technology. This takes into account a number of factors and the impact the pods have on the environment as they break down. As opposed to plant based pods, ours will maintain their shelf life and freshness until they are disposed of. Through an oxygen prevention barrier, which can only be pierced in your machine, the pods will maintain their quality and not go off.

We believe not only in our product, but also in being as transparent as possible. Due to the revolutionary nature of our pods, we are currently conducting academically verified research from cradle to grave of the product. This will be a thorough Life Cycle Assessment that will allow us to fully quantify the environmental impact of our pods from farm to your disposal.