The best environmentally friendly coffee filters and pods



Green tool for coffee

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Even if you don't use plastic or paper cups, you can still reduce your waste by making coffee at home. Almost every coffee maker or method has a filter option that can be reused. Here's a list of environmentally friendly filters that will help you reduce waste, making Joe's delicious cup even more delicious.

Stop throwing your k-cups in the trash.

Stop throwing your k-cups in the trash. (Amazon/)

Keurig K-Cup filters work with all Keurig machines. If you have a machine at home or in the office, all you have to do is grind the grains to the plastic filter. The BPA-free device has two lines to fill your floor in one for a cup at home and another for a travel mug. The lid is tightened so the flours will not be spilled on your machine.

Another reusable K-Cup option.

Another reusable K-Cup option. (Amazon/)

Delibru's K-Cups run on first and second generation Keurig machines. This set comes with four, so you can have some at home and at work. Expand your personal favorite beans to get a warning. Better coffee taste and steps towards a greener world? Sweet.

Keurig machines are not the only pod-based coffee system that could use an ecological update.

Keurig machines are not the only pod-based coffee system that could use an ecological update. (Amazon/)

Sealpod's reusable Nespresso capsules will help you reduce waste if you use a Nespresso machine. These Sealpods are powered by OriginalLine machines, come in a set of five and are made of stainless steel. The sticker caps – there are 102 caps in the set – are recyclable and are made of either paper or aluminum foil. This box also comes with five capsule caps and a scoop to carry the flour into the pods.

They have one for coffee makers.

They have one for coffee makers. (Amazon/)

Bolio coffee filters are made from 100% organic hemp. Instead of disposable paper filters, you can use an environmentally friendly cannabis version. All you have to do is rinse it with warm water and hang it to dry. Make sure you have a filter that fits your machine. It comes in a variety of sizes and shapes for different types of coffee makers.

If you are not in the cannabis filters, try a metal one.

If you are not in the cannabis filters, try a metal one. (Amazon/)

These stainless steel Barista Warrior filters work with Hario V60 and Chemex breweries. It will also fit most ceramic coffee makers, but it was designed specifically for Hario and Chemex. It has dual stainless steel filtration system inside and laser filter outside. The silicon ring on the top helps to prevent the filter from slipping. It is dishwasher safe and extremely easy to clean.

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