Coffee company releases compostable single-serve cups


A box of house-blend coffee in compostable single-serve cups. Courtesy Uncommon Coffee Roasters

A coffee company in the region is rolling out compostable single-serve coffee cups.

Saugatuck-based Uncommon Coffee Roasters said last week that it has released k-cups that will decompose within 90 days of proper disposal. The cups are 2.0 Keurig compatible.

The single-serve cups come in house blend and water-processed decaf.

The company partnered with Wood Dale, Illinois-based ProLine Coffee on the line, using the UpShot-branded filter.

The compostable cup is made of bamboo resin and corn-based PLA material. The company said that normally, single-serve cups are made with four layers of plastic and foil.

The cups are can be purchased at the roaster’s website, Amazon and the roaster’s café in Saugatuck.

Uncommon Coffee Roasters

The business was founded in 1994 as a café in Saugatuck. It began roasting several years later and offers small-batch roasted coffee to more than 200 businesses.

Recently, the company started offering cold-brew coffee in dairy-style cartons. 

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