The inventor of the K-cup, John Sylvan,
wishes he’d never come up with the idea because they are so wasteful.
According to the Atlantic, if all the K-cups that were sold in 2014 were laid end to end, it would be enough to circle the Earth more than 10 times.
“I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it.”
“It’s like a cigarette for coffee, a single-serve delivery mechanism for an addictive substance. I don’t have one. They’re kind of expensive to use … plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough to make.“
Not to mention costly. Jesus fuck I was interested in buying one of these coffee makers and the prices for these K-cups are astronomical. You would spend upwards in 50$ every month just for a couple two or three flavors at 11$-15$ a box.
You can purchase reusable K-cups for your machine! They’re washable and dishwasher safe and use any kind of coffee you want. They’re around 9 bucks.