A way to maximize flavour to a minimum of beans
Easy to use
Coffee capsules have quickly become one of the most popular ways to consume coffee. The background is that a coffee capsule is super easy to use. With just the push of a button, you can make a perfect espresso or lungo, over and over again. And unlike regular beans and ground coffee, the capsule keeps the coffee fresh for much longer. In Sjöstrand’s coffee capsule, the coffee stays fresh for up to a year. Of course, the coffee can be used much longer than that, there will be nothing wrong with the coffee other than that the full taste is gradually lost.
Sustainable and flavourful
Unlike a regular espresso or cup of brewed coffee, the capsule can optimize the taste so that it is possible to make a good espresso with only 5.5 grams of coffee to compare with a regular espresso or brewed coffee that requires as much as 10 grams of coffee per cup. As the coffee itself has the most environmental impact in the production of the bean itself in the form of water consumption and transport, the coffee pod or capsule thus becomes a more environmentally friendly alternative per cup. But the capsule must then be made of an environmentally friendly material.
Type of capsule is significant
Sjöstrand manufactures its coffee capsules in a bioplastic material that is made from sugar cane fibers. The canister is compostable in an industrial compost. If you do not have access to a municipal industrial compost via, for example, biobags, it is possible to dispose of the canister together with the usual household waste as it is easy to burn. Since no metals are used in the production, no finite resources are wasted. The sugar cane fibers would have gone to waste directly if it weren’t from the purpose of the capsule and is therefore also a better alternative than corn starch which is produced from crops that could have served as food.
Another advantage is the long shelf life in combination with single servings. This makes it easy to have different flavors for different moments without the risk of becoming coffee waste. Allowing you to stack up with several different flavours to match the taste with of all occasions and guests.
Want to find your choice of flavour? Check out our coffee chart.