Single-use coffee press is the perfect sustainable alternative to plastic pods

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It might be time to ditch those single-use coffee pods. 

Humans have produced 8.3 billion tons of plastic waste since 1950 and the planet can’t handle anymore added to the pile. Fortunately, making your coffee one cup at a time is easy with the waste-free Palmpress coffee press.

If you only drink a cup a day or prefer to space your coffee hits out (nobody wants hours-old, burnt coffee from the pot) this is a great solution. Plus, it’s portable so you can take it anywhere with you. 

Shop: Single-serve portable coffee press, $42

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In The Know is here to show you how to use the Palmpress so you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite drink.

First, grind your beans for the freshest cup possible. Next, place the grounds inside the Palmpress. Pour in some boiling water and wait about 2 minutes. Cover the Palmpress with its lid, flip it over and place it on top of your mug. Gently press down and let the coffee filter directly into your cup. You’ll know it’s all out when the Palmpress has fully collapsed. 

The average coffee pod drinker uses 730 pods per year. That’s a lot of trash. Because the Palmpress has a reusable filter (and it’s plastic-free) it’s entirely zero-waste. Its expandable design makes it the perfect compact coffee maker for travel, work and camping. 

“It’s super easy to use, sustainable, portable and the fact that you don’t need paper filters makes it even more appealing!” one five-star reviewer wrote

“This was my second Palmpress purchase. I’ve been obsessed since day one,” another said

“We absolutely LOVE this unit. Probably going to get another one,” a customer wrote

If you enjoyed this story, you might like to read about the health benefits of coffee.

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