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Boyd’s Coffee debuts 100% compostable coffee pods at Expo West

BOYD’S COFFEE DEBUTS WORLD’S FIRST 100 PERCENT COMPOSTABLE, FULLY CERTIFIED SINGLE-SERVE COFFEE POD AT EXPO WEST 2016

New Single-Serve coffee pod will be available on grocery shelves May 2016

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Boyd Coffee Company, the oldest family-owned coffee company in the Pacific Northwest is partnering with the Canadian coffee roaster and grinder, Club Coffee, who has produced the world’s first 100 percent compostable, fully certified single-serve beverage pod. The new compostable coffee pods will be on display at Booth #5739 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA March 10-12, 2016

“With our long-standing commitment to organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees, Boyd’s Coffee has found an alternative solution to the billions of plastic cups filling landfills in our country,” said Jeffrey Newman, CEO of Boyd Coffee Company. “Our partner, Club Coffee has manufactured a single-serve compostable pod that can be converted to useful compost. As a fourth-generation Oregon company, we care deeply about our impact on the environment and strive to find innovative ways to protect our planet.”

The new single-serve pod is made from more than 90 percent renewable resources, and the pod’s ring is made from coffee chaff — the skin of the coffee bean that comes off during the roasting process. Every single part of the pod is designed to be digestible by, and accessible for, bacteria, which supports the composting process. The pod meets U.S. and international standards and certifications required by municipal compost manufacturers. The compostable pod is compatible with most Keurig brewing systems, including the new Keurig 2.0 brewers.

Boyd Coffee’s new 100% Compostable Coffee Pods are available for grocers in a 12-count box with an SRP of $9.99 in the following flavors and roasts:

  • Good Morning– medium roast
  • French No. 6– dark roast
  • Hi-Revwith a high caffeine level and medium to dark roast
  • Lost Lake Decaf Organicis certified organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and medium-to-dark roast
  • Red Wagon Organic Coffeeis certified organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and dark roast

“Composting manufacturers have been losing coffee compost for the past few years due to the rise of plastic single-serve pods,” said Al Rattie, director of market development, US Composting Council. “The majority of these used pods go directly to landfills, creating a huge amount of waste, and depriving compost manufacturers of an important nutrient component. The creation of a fully compostable, fully certified pod is a critical development in achieving healthy soils and a sustainable society, and sets the standard for single-serve pods moving forward.”

More information about Club Coffee’s 100% Compostable Pod can be found at www.clubcoffee.ca/compostable.

About Boyd Coffee Company – www.boydcoffee.com

Boyd’s Coffee is one of the oldest family-owned coffee companies in the world. Founded in 1900 in Portland, Oregon, Boyd’s has a long, storied history of helping restaurants, hotels and convenience stores attract and keep customers by providing them with consistently excellent coffee, tea and other beverages.

At Boyd’s, we don’t believe that coffee bestows status or makes a statement about the person who drinks it. We believe that people are capable of making their own statements. We hold that coffee is fuel, not fashion. It is what it has always been: a reward for good work, done well; and a kick in the pants to get back out there and do some more. That’s the legacy of coffee in America and that’s the Boyd’s legacy, as well.

About Club Coffee  www.clubcoffee.ca

Since 1906, Club Coffee has built a reputation for quality and innovation. It has close to 500 custom label products and more than 200 Club Coffee branded products, making it the largest roaster, contract manufacturer and distributor of packaged coffees that Canadians buy from grocery stores. Club Coffee fully meets the stringent requirements for Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade and Kosher certifications, and is a leader in developing sustainable coffee solutions.

About the US Composting Council – www.compostingcouncil.org

The US Composting Council, a national organization dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting industry, was established in 1990 to encourage, support and perform compost related research. USCC promotes best management practices, establishes standards, educates professionals and the public about the benefits of composting and compost utilization, and enhances compost product quality, and trains composters and compost markets. USCC members include compost producers, marketers, equipment manufacturers, product suppliers, academic institutions, public agencies, nonprofit groups and consulting/engineering firms.

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