A cup of coffee is in the bag


Grower’s Cup is a French press in a bag that you can use at home, camping, or anywhere you have access to hot water.  Each pouch holds about 1 ounce of coffee inside a special filter.  You open the zipper closure on the bag, add enough hot water for three cups of coffee, and wait 5-8 minutes.  When it’s ready to serve, you rip open  the pouring spout on the side and pour.  The filter is designed to stop further brewing after half the volume has been dispensed.  Grower’s Cup says their coffee is all single-origin beans from named farms or co-ops; most of it is organic, and all of it is Fair Trade.  I found Grower’s Cup available for purchase from Amazon in the US.  A Coffee Kit 5+1, with five pouches of coffee and one EasyServe handle is $16.73.  Extra pouches are about $3.50 a pouch.  (Just do a search for Grower’s Cup Coffee at Amazon for the individual pouches.)

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7 comments… add one
  • kevINSIGHT July 15, 2013, 12:18 pm

    Is it just me or is it a complete conflict to use organic coffee, but produce such a packaging waste? At what point do people understand that the waste of convenience packaging is about as wasteful and non-green as you can get?

  • John July 15, 2013, 1:38 pm

    No it’s not just you. This feels like an abomination. If the bag was compostable, then maybe …

  • Norm July 15, 2013, 1:45 pm

    And a waste of money-just buy those instant coffee pouches from Starbucks.

  • Janet Cloninger July 15, 2013, 4:29 pm

    Some people want free trade for the benefits it provides the people who grow it. Some people want organic because it means fewer harmful chemicals they will consume without thinking about the bigger picture.

    And those Starbucks Via pouches are over $1.00 per cup for instant coffee. These are also over $1.00 per cup for fresh brewed.

  • Norm July 15, 2013, 6:04 pm

    If I want coffee when I’m not near a source I brew it at home and carry it in my thermos that keeps coffee hot for 12 hours. I try not to buy anything in those little throw away packages if I have an alternative.

  • kevINSIGHT July 16, 2013, 4:18 pm

    I’m all for fair trade and organic. I just think they miss the boat on packaging, especially when smart people like Norm see the bigger picture and don’t equate fair trade or organic with “green.” It just seems contradictory, like having a veggie-burger with a leather wrapper 😉

  • John March 25, 2014, 8:56 pm

    Strange, I do not agree. I have tasted Growers cup and it tastes great. Easy to use, I use them even up to several times. In contrast, VIA from Starbucks it tastes horrible. Sorry, but you who bother to comment on this seems never to have tried Growers Cup

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