How to Brew a Greener Cup of Coffee

Expert tips on how to brew a sustainable cup of joe.

Conscious Coffee

March/April 2011

By EatingWell Editors

How to Brew a Greener Cup of Coffee

Skip the Plastic Pods

Skip the plastic pods. Until someone invents a biodegradable version, disposable coffee pods used in single-cup brewers add to landfill waste—so Stewart recommends avoiding them. Reusable pods are available but a little tricky to use. If you want to brew just a cup at a time with less waste, try a single-cup brewer.

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