Gkup Coffee. What a great team with incredible vision!

What a joy it was to start my day off at the Headquarters of GKup Coffee. Yossi and I strode into the bright Innovation Lab space on Great Northern Way to be greeted by the charming and charasmatic Marc Bains. Marc is one of the Lead Technologists and Social Media specialists at GKup. Later we were met by Darren Footz the fearless leader and innovator of the GKup Coffee concept and reality.

What is a Gkup you ask? www.gkupcoffee.com will explain in a lot of ways but for our conversation it's simple. If you know what Coffee Pods or K cups are....then you know that garbage bins are filled with them. Sure makes brewing single cup coffee a breeze, but to choke up our landfills who would have guessed?? Well Darren saw the light and the pile of disposable cups all over the transfer stations and dumps worldwide and said ENOUGH!!!! 

Gkup Coffee has created a compostable, completely biodegradable single-serve coffee pods for use in Keurig and soon to be other manufacturers single cup coffee machines worldwide. Awesome!

We at Companion Whole foods have spoken to our partners about single-serve pods and were equally as disgusted by the amount of waste day in and day out that has caused billions YES billions with a "B" of those little cups to choke out environment year after year since their invention. And along came Gkup Coffee. Speaking to Darren we shared the interest in not participating in the plastics and polymers that do not compost, that cannot be recycled, and agree that a plant-based solution is necessary and will be embraced by millions of coffee lovers in the very near future. 

Companion Whole Foods has every intention to share the GKup Coffee vision with our Partners. We spoke earlier this year about packing single serve coffee and the downside garbage wise was so offensive we chose not to. Until now, what Gkup Coffee is offering us and our customers is a game changer. The farmers in Colombia who do their part in bringing us wholesome organic healthy products into our kitchens and we shall reciprocate by bringing healthy wholesome organic containers in which to host and showcase their delicious offerings and sparing Mother Earth along the way!!!

For more information on GKup Coffee please go to their website www.gkupcoffee.com and learn about the timing of these wonderful little cups that will help encourage the prolific rise of single- serve coffee machines into our busy households. No longer will we have to compromise our neighbourhood landfills at the expense our our yummy caffeine-induced habits.

 

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