09/02/2013 by syrbal-labrys
I HATE the one cup coffee maker thingies that use those costly little pods. HATE! My military commissary replaced the bulk coffee zone of Millstone (where I bought my coffee) with a humongous freaking section of the itsy bitsy pods of coffee in boxes. I swore. A lot.
My husband went on and on and freaking ON about wanting one of these damned machines, so I gave in and got him one for Fathers’ Day. But I told him after an initial sampling of the pods, he WOULD be using the cup that one fills with regular ground up coffee bought in bulk foods and ground up at home.
Because even if you tell me that the pods are “recyclable”….no, not so bloody much, they aren’t! Being the medieval minded sort that I am, I still perk my coffee atop the stove.
Edit: I do find their estimate of 966 million pounds of these in the trash a bit hard to believe. I mean, if there are 300 million Americans…and not all of them even drink coffee, and not all coffee drinkers drink these annoying little trendy things, wouldn’t that mean an awful LOT of these per coffee drinker? I mean, even the totally non-recyclable ones don’t weight very much….there would be many dozens of these to a single pound empty weight. So, no math whiz, me…but something is extremely off in this equation. This has been running about my head like an annoying mental mosquito every since Aug 29th when I first posted it.