Ever wish you could recycle pods from your tea or coffee from your single use brewer?
We are always on the lookout for easy ways to go green, especially with products we use every day. So many of us start our busy days with a hot cup of tea or coffee, and the convenience of single-use brewers has made it even easier to get out the door.
- No coffee pot to wash
- No filter to dump out
- Fewer elements to clean
- Less coffee wasted
For some of us though, the convenience and variety of using a single cup brewer were outweighed by the fact that the pods were piling up in the landfills because they weren’t recyclable. With the estimate around 20 billion single-pods used per year, the environmental impact was a significant concern but not anymore!
Don't miss our giveaway at the very bottom of this post!
If you’ve been holding off because of the lack of eco-friendly choices in the single-pod market, you’ll be happy to hear that Intelligent Blends has the solution to your coffee dreams for sustainability. Coffee and tea pods that are eco-friendly and are fully recyclable! These recyclable pods are developed to provide a superior oxygen barrier while eliminating landfill waste; meaning fresh a delicious fresh product without the guilt.
Intelligent Blends has recently won an award given by The Specialty Coffee Association of America as the people’s choice for the best new product in packaging. Committed to developing sustainable solutions in the single-serve market, Intelligent Blends is staying on the cutting-edge by actively working with companies all over the world to research and develop innovative single-serve packaging products that will continue to positively impact the environment.
Recently, Intelligent Blends sent the TOM Team one of their Universal Single Serve Brewers so we could see just how innovative they are.
As much of a coffee lover that I am, I opted for an earl grey tea to try out. After all, Earl Grey is the world’s most famous flavored black tea; infused with bergamot and deliciously citrusy in flavor. I have to say, the Uncle Earl's Gone Grey has a superior taste, and I love that it is organic.
The recyclable pods are compatible with most brewers but the list is included in the description of each pod. They also have brewers available on their site. (Save 10% on your entire purchase using coupon code ThatOrganicMom)
We found that the quality of the brewer is well built; my husband was especially impressed. I like the compact size of the brewer; it has a sleek and stylish look. In addition to looks and quality, the brewer is incredibly easy to use; just pop in the pod and press the button for small, medium, or large. The brewer heats up the water very quickly, and your brew is ready! Perfect for on-the-go people!
I enjoy having a single serve brewer in the house because we can have coffee whenever we feel like it, without having to brew a whole pot. With our crazy hours and non-stop life, this is a huge perk!
Vitamins in your brew!
Intelligent Blends offers a variety of quality tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Here's a brew you may not have encountered; a few of the pods contain vitamins.
For example, the French Vanilla VitaCup, “With VitaCup you enjoy more than the taste. The vitamin blend makes you feel phenomenal. The French Vanilla compatible coffee pods have a signature vitamin formulation of B1 (Thiamine), B5, B6, B9 (Folic Acid), Antioxidants, B12 & D3. These vitamins help support functions including immune health, alcohol digestion, and metabolism. The vitamin blend helps provide a healthy coffee alternative to energy drinks.”
When my mom found out about this, she ordered a case of the French Roast VitaCup for my dad's office. “The signature vitamin blend contains B1 (Thiamine), B5, B6, B9 (Folic Acid), B12, D3, & Antioxidants. These vitamins are shown to support adrenal health, boost mood, reduce inflammation, and boost weight loss – to name just a few benefits. VitaCup provides the best vitamins for athletic performance, focus, and energy.”
The pods are very affordable, and if you are replacing a stop at a coffee shop, you'll be saving money with recyclable pods for sure. “Earn Beans” to get a discount when you sign up for an auto shipment of your favorite pods. Plus, you can get rewards for simple things such as a like on social media or even on your birthday and of course for referrals. If you're not sure where to start, I would suggest the Sample Pods.
10 million people want to know: can you recycle pods?
The original single use coffee pods from other companies are not recyclable as a whole. The only way to attempt to recycle the pod was to take it apart and separate the components. A complicated process that nullifies the convenience of the product. Most people will not take the time to go to such lengths.
Finding a way to recycle pods fully is a huge bonus. After using the products from Intelligent Blends, we feel confident in their commitment to the consumer in competitive prices, superior quality, potential recyclability and sustainability through lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
As for the company's bottom line, Michael Ishayik, Intelligent Blends owner says, “We minimize the green footprint that this type of drink was in line to create.
This product was given to the TOM Team in exchange for an honest review. The links in this post are affiliate links which means we may receive a commission if you make a purchase. This is no additional cost to you, in fact, if you use the coupon code ThatOrganicMom you can save 10% off your entire purchase.
In the past, we have avoided using single use coffee pods because of the cost to the environment. We believe that if you are dedicated to recycling and are looking for a high quality coffee or tea for your home or office, this product fits the bill perfectly.
That is why we decided to do a single pod brewer giveaway which you'll find at the end of this post.
We hope you will recycle pods by using Intelligent Blends in your current brewer or consider adding a single use brewer to your kitchen or break room! If you are in charge of stocking the break-room or waiting room at your office, why not make the switch and recycle pods with eco-friendly coffee and tea!
Enter our Giveaway! FOUR people will win a Universal Single-Serve Brewer!