TORONTO — McCafé has launched McCafé Premium Roast Keurig compostable pods for its McCafé Premium Roast coffee to be sold across Canada.
The McCafé Premium Roast Keurig-compatible pods are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute and are made out of plant-based materials, coffee-bean skin and other compostable materials. These materials allows the pods to break down in as few as five weeks, making them ideal for use in municipal composting programs. The design and materials in the pods won a 2016 Innovation in Bioplastics Award.
“We are tremendously proud to be the first QSR to offer 100-per-cent compostable McCafé Keurig-compatible pods for our coffee lovers from coast-to-coast,” says Jeff Kroll, senior vice-president, McDonald’s Canada. “Our guests love coffee and they want to enjoy a delicious cup brewed to perfection right in their homes in a pod that is made with compostable material, like reclaimed coffee bean skins. We’re thrilled that the pods use industry-leading technology to achieve both objectives for our guests.”
The pods are currently available in grocery stores and participating McDonald’s restaurants from coast-to-coast in 12-count packs and 30-count packs. McCafé is partnering with Kraft Heinz Canada ULC to produce the pods in Canada.