Breakthrough Nourishment

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A few facts you may or may not have known about coffee

WA few facts you may or may not have known about coffee

1. Next to water, coffee is the most consumed drink in the world! 2. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the stock market next to oil! 3. 500,000+ cups of coffee is consumed everyday in North America alone! 4. 80% of North Americans over the age of 18 drinks some kind of coffee-based drink! 5. There is over 255 million coffee drinkers in North America, many of them spend between $4-$6 a cup, up to three times a day!

Think about it, people will protest gas prices everytime it rises, yet those same people will gladly spin thru the local coffee shop to get their $5 cup of coffee without even thinking about it….think it’s not true? Drive by your local Starbucks and see what I mean.

So maybe the question should be..Why not Coffee?? See how easy it is to get started in this multi-billion dollar business today!!!

Where: Liberty Tax –Cullman Al

Time: Fri - 7:00pm

Questions or need directions? Contact us 256-339-6706

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Keurig 'K-Cups' becoming environmental problem by the billions..

If you own a Keurig coffee machine, you’re among 13 million other people. If you woke up and used a K-cup this morning, it was one of billions of K-cups that may end up in landfills.

Both Keurig and companies that manufacture the cups acknowledge that sustainability is a problem.

“We're working on upstream and downstream impacts of the system,” a representative from Keurig told Alabama Media Group.

Keurig pointed to a website dedicated to sustainability and their efforts to work towards environmentally friendly solutions in conjunction with Green Mountain Coffee. The sustainability goals listed on the website are still dated for fiscal 2013.

One of the goals was to reduce landfill waste by 5 percent. There’s no explanation for how they would obtain such a measurement, but they did say that worked on a life cycle assessment of the products. To guage how many K-Cups there are in landfills, just by 2012, Green Mountain had sold 11 billion of the plastic cups.

Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and numerous other companies have joined in the single-serve K-Cup business as well, further contributing to mass demand.

Two years after declaring that it would look for solutions, Keuig still isn’t sure how to tackle the issue.

“The challenge of protecting the freshness of roasted coffee while using environmentally friendly packaging is one that both Keurig and the coffee industry are committed to overcoming," a statement read.

"We are very sensitive about the waste created by the K-cup packs and are investigating alternative materials. Finding a solution for this is a priority for us, and one we hope to have before long,” their website also says.

K-cups are not recyclable, but a reusable cup has been invented. A solo cup can be found for under $15 and you can put any grounds in it you choose.

There’s also a way to recycle the used grounds that enriches soil instead of contributing to trash, through a company called Grounds to Grow On.

Or, you could just switch to a regular coffee pot that brews different amounts and select a reusable filter. It’s up to the consumer to balance convenience with environment.

If you've thought of creative ways to reuse K-Cups, comment below.

Here is one solution is getting your Coffee from me all you do is put coffee in cup hit button hot water goes in add your cream & stevia simple . Enjoy a nice cup of Coffee. http://coffee.jeremyhawkins.net/

Source: http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/03/k-cups_becoming_environemental.html