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S1 Episode 7: #KillTheKCup Pt. 2 – The Environment

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This long-awaited next installment of the BoiseCoffee Podcast #KillTheKCup saga is here! I took a month off to get married, and am ready to return to getting this podcast out weekly. You can listen to Part 1 here.

This week’s episode is a bit shorter than most, but it is succinct in its brevity. The reality is that K-Cups are horrible for the environment. In this episode I outline why this is, and what Keurig has (or, more appropriately, hasn’t) done to combat this.

If you enjoy this episode, please leave me a review on iTunes, and don’t forget to subscribe!

The Coffee Guy

 

S1 Episode 6: #KillTheKCup Pt. 1

Episode 6

This installment of The BoiseCoffee Podcast continues a long tradition here on the site: talking about all the reasons you should avoid Keurig coffee makers and the brew they produce. This is the first of a two-part episode, and I focus on the history of Keurig and the math behind why it is an extremely expensive way to brew coffee at home.

If you’d like to go deeper, check out  my short diatribe called “It’s Time to Kill the Keurig” here. I updated it in March, and it succinctly lays out why I think Keurig is poisonous to consumers.

If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my podcast on iTunes here. If you like what you hear, I’d greatly appreciate a rating and review there as well! Have a tremendous rest of your week.

The Coffee Guy

We’re Killing the K-Cup

Back in November I wrote a short diatribe about Keurig – the massive, rich coffee company that is on just about every kitchen countertop these days.

In January 2015 this mysterious video hit YouTube titled “Kill the K-Cup.”

Pretty cool, right? I thought so, but the best part about this video is that it got a lot of press.

By the end of January the video had been covered by and discussed on Huffington Post and NPR along with a host of fringe blogs. More recently, as of the writing of this prologue The Atlantic is the latest big name to cover the video in their piece titled “A Brewing Problem.” The Atlantic took it a step further by interviewing Keurig co-founder John Sylvan as well as some higher-ups inside Keurig itself. The consensus? Nobody is happy about where K-Cups are at, and where they are heading.

As a result of all this discussion and increased awareness, I decided to update my diatribe. It now features a brand-new prologue as well as an edited conclusion to help the Keurig faithful turn a new leaf.

Below is the PDF. Please download it and share it with your friends, family, and co-workers. I’m not making a dime from any of this, and couldn’t care less about exposure. My only goal is to get these facts out in the open.

Download the PDF file .

Together, we’re killing the K-Cup. Keep it up.

The Coffee Guy