The World’s First 100% Compostable Single-Serve Pod

PurPod100™ Available from Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA in March 2016


Soon, your customers will be able to enjoy the great taste and convenience of single-serve coffee without worrying about the environmental impact. The 100% compostable PURPOD100™ is compatible with all K-CUP®* brewers and is designed to go back to the land – not into a landfill.


  • Lid 1 – 100% compostable bio-materials
  • Ring 2 – Made with bio-material and reclaimed coffee chaff, the skin of the coffee bean that comes off during the roasting process
  • Coffee 3 – Organic material rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium
  • Filter 4 – 100% compostable mesh

100% guilt-free.

PURPOD100™ is fully certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI). Bio-based materials in the PURPOD100™ will break down and turn into soil in less than six months. That’s great news for coffee drinkers, and even better news for the environment.

9.8** billion K-Cups®* were sold in 2014 – enough to circle the Earth 12 times.

With composting, we will reduce the amount of plastic in our waste stream and improve the soil at the same time.

What makes composting the right solution?


Certified 100% compostable products have gone through rigorous testing that proves they break down efficiently. They have the additional benefit of returning valuable nutrients, such as the nitrogen found in coffee grounds, into the soil. Our PURPOD100™ can be composted with other household items such as paper egg cartons, food scraps, newspaper, and lawn clippings.


While single-serve plastic cups are technically recyclable, the reality is far different. Each individual plastic cup of spent coffee grounds must be carefully separated and cleaned before disposal into different recycling bins, which makes using plastic cups decidedly less convenient. Even when consumers take such extreme measures, most facilities can’t separate the small plastic cups from the rest of their materials, so they end up in the landfill anyway.


So-called “biodegradable” solutions are not subject to any sort of standard testing or certification. Most often, these products end up in the landfill where degradation is a very slow process, sometimes taking centuries.


Massimo Zanetti, press release, 2016-02.


Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA