23 May '11, 9am

Don’t be a drip—brew your coffee sustainably:

Don’t be a drip—brew your coffee sustainably:

I work in an office of serious coffee drinkers. We have a Keurig single-cup coffee brewer that everyone loves because it allows them to choose their own roast and flavor. But all those little plastic K-Cups add up to lots of waste fast! Is there a more sustainable alternative I can recommend? Christine Coolick Cleveland, Ohio Don’t be a drip—brew your coffee sustainably. A. Dearest Christine, Ah, yes. We here in the Grist office are serious about our java too (although we just have an old-fashioned coffeemaker). Whenever I emerge from the stacks, jonesin’ for caffeine or just human interaction, I bump into other devoted pilgrims worshipping at the temple of the bean. With an eye-popping 237 options for quick single-serve hot drinks, Keurig machines and their ilk are a magnet for caffeine-craving souls of every creed. It’s no wonder they’ve caught on so, with net sales rece...

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