Why Invest In Reusable Coffee Pods?
It seems so expensive to buy reusable pods, so why do so many people do it?
This is one we hear a lot! In that case, we are here to provide you with a complete breakdown of what goes into making our world famous reusable coffee pods, what makes them more expensive than disposable pods, and why you'll save a lot more money than you think.
Brew, Rinse, Enjoy, Repeat
Reusing is an awesome way to get a lot of value for your money. It's understandable why people would compare the costs of buying refillable pods with buying the plain, old, plastic kind, but we believe that their purpose is quite different.
The cost of brewing coffee with single-use pods is much higher than when using coffee beans. Because our steel pods can be used indefinitely, we'll break down the cost per kilo to show how the use of beans compared to disposable pods affects cost per brew. Here is an example of the perfect cost (based on market averages):
What impact does this have on your daily use of pods? Simple as that: using coffee beans or ground coffee is much more budget-friendly.
Let's look at this in more detail. Suppose you spend $0.78 per pod. That's not much, right? Assuming you drink 3 coffees each day, your pod spend over the course of a year is $854.10.
Alternatively, if you invest in our Ecological-Method reusable pod, your initial outlay is just $46.90. Each pod uses around 5g of coffee, so you pick up a 250g bag of coffee for $10 from your local coffee roaster. In other words, the new cost to you per pod will be $0.20. And the annual cost? Only $189.
It should also go without saying that reusing is literally the most eco-friendly way for you to brew with your pod machine. The stainless steel pods we use are infinitely reusable, so you can switch to them and save money while also reducing your environmental impact.
Sustainable and ethical, from top to bottom
As a responsible supply chain, you can count on us - we believe a sustainable product should respect both the environment and humanity at every stage.
Ecological Method is a brand that does not compromise, especially when it comes to quality over quantity.
Every product goes through extensive testing to ensure it meets the highest standards, the highest food safety, and durability standards. We require them to comply with strict guidelines - they must be food-grade, non-toxic, have heat-resistant components, and be durable.
The cost of premium quality materials is, of course, higher. But the durability and functionality of a reusable product are crucial for maximizing sustainability.
We carefully source all our products from ethical producers to ensure they're ethically produced and of the best quality possible. We work closely with our manufacturers to work towards standards and processes we're comfortable with. In the process of white-labeling our products, we give full credit to our manufacturers, and we have strictly adhered to transparency and traceability from the beginning.
Many of our products:
- Are assembled by hand at our warehouse by our New Jersey team
- Utilize local green printers for packaging, and we also have a bespoke range of items that are hand-crafted onsite
Because plastic is cheap and extremely versatile, it is widely used in packaging. However, this is not an option for us. It's our commitment to ensure a responsible supply chain that has a low impact on the environment, from manufacturing to transportation, even if it costs more.
Accessible is Our Goal
We also understand that the price point may be above what some consumers can afford at a particular time, regardless of quality or brand ethics. Because of that, we work hard to keep our prices as stable as possible (without compromising on the quality of the product) and we offer a choice of pack sizes, ranging from low-priced to high-priced.
So, when you consider what reusable pods offer in terms of quality, durability, and long-term savings, it's easy to understand why they are worthwhile.
More than 10 million coffee pods are now being saved from landfills yearly thanks to our coffee pods users, and we hope you will join us!