Monday, July 28, 2008
Turning to the kitchen, and my husbands coffee addiction, we decided to ditch the Senseo's coffee pods. He uses the Senseo every morning to get that caffine jolt, and the pods that the machine use were paper, and they are packaged 16 pods to a plastic bag. In our effort to reduce the plastic that we use we stopped buying the pods and purchased the Duck filter for the Senseo machine. This filter is great even though it was wrapped in plastic when it came. It works like a charm. Now instead of the plastic wrapper for the 16 (which equals 8 cups of coffee for him) pods, he can buy fair trade coffee in a larger bag. That translates to more cups of coffee per bag! Less plastic is great! To use the filter all you do is scope a bit of coffee place it in the duck, tap it down, put the lid on and set it into the Senseo machine as you would the original hardware. Press the button and you have your frothy coffee that you have come to love from your Senseo machine, with less guilt about the waste. It is just one more easy way to go green.