Diverting coffee pods from landfill 1 pod at a time
... Help the Environment: Compost
100% Biodegradable ESE Coffee Pods
For 4 or 5 years now we have collected every Lucaffe ESE coffee pod that has been used in our business and at home. We have combined these completely biodegradable pods with our kitchen waste to create rich, nutritious compost which we dig directly into the garden. We have been rewarded with a lush urban oasis (In our backyard) … and in the process saved kilos of waste from going to landfill where it would have created destructive methane gas.
Composting is a beautiful natural organic process. There are many ways to compost. This is the way we choose to do it at Lucaffe Australia …..
We keep a closed bucket beside the coffee machines. Every time a coffee is made, the used pod is put into this bucket along with any organic kitchen waste that is created during the day. If possible we cut the kitchen waste into smaller pieces (not necessary, but this helps the worms get through them more easily … they only have small mouths!!)
At the end of each day, the bucket is emptied into our *Bokashi bin which we keep outside. A small amount of dried bokashi mix is then sprinkled over and the lid resealed firmly. We collect a full Bokashi bin over a week and have a rotation of 4 Bokashi bins.
Every 3 weeks, we will choose a spot in the garden, dig a hole, and bury the contents of the Bokashi. It’s that simple. The nitrogen from the coffee grounds creates heat which speeds up the composting process. Within 4 -6 weeks, the hole with spent ESE coffee pods and kitchen waste is magically converted to rich organic matter that can be left as is, or spread throughout the garden.