John Sylvan may not be a household name, but he has certainly affected many Aussie’s morning coffee routine.
Sylvan is best known as the founder and inventor of the American coffee pod. But he’s full of regrets about their environmental impact – despite having made millions. In fact, Sylvan has denounced those glorious little coffee pods.
“I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it,” Sylvan told The Atlantic this week, specifically citing the issue around the environmental waste they cause.
The concern over the environmental impact of pods isn’t a new one. And with three million of the pods being consumed in Australia every day, it’s one that’s probably not going away.
This is a post Mamamia published late last year about the one thing many Australians don’t know about their morning cup of coffee…
Mornings just aren’t the same. Late sleepers, once troubled only by the quiet gurgle of the boiling kettle, are now shaken from their slumber by the guttural sounds of steaming water being forced through aluminium or plastic coffee pods.
Conveniently secreted into the coffee machine’s collecting receptacle, the pangs of guilt from the latte socialists (and others) are only tweaked when the dank pods require emptying – generally well after the coffee has been consumed.