Ditch Wasteful Single Serve Coffee Pods...but Keep the Machine (If You Want)


You all know the feeling: you arrived at the office but before you can even think about doing anything productive, you need your morning caffeine fix. So you turn to the office Keurig. It tastes alright, but you can't help but wonder how many thousands of pods your office has used this year and where all these (non-recyclable) pods are starting to pile up. Suddenly, you have a headache—and it's not just the lack of caffeine. You're not the only one. K-Cups have been criticized as the "most wasteful form of coffee there is."

But what if I told you it's possible to brew a single serve coffee with a better taste, no waste, in 30 sec (hot) / 2 min (cold) using the same machine?

Look no further than Clark's Cubes, single servings of premium tea and coffee sealed in a plastic free, plant-based, biodegradable pouch inside a reusable metal tin. Clark's Cubes are fully compatible with single serve coffee machines like Keurigs, but with less waste and a better taste. Just sub the pod for a cube! No extra equipment necessary.

I'm so happy my office made the switch from coffee pods to Clark’s Cubes. It was super easy to convince my manager to switch, especially because it didn't require changing anything else! No out-of-service machines, no waste and still convenient. Clark's even offers bulk refill boxes and wholesale orders for larger offices like mine.

They also take up less counter space in our office kitchen. With 6 cubes weighing only 1.6 ounces and in Clark's compact Travel Tin, I also sometimes hide my favorite flavors in my desk drawer or bag (shh!). Currently, Clark’s offers coffee in three delicious flavors: classic black, vanilla and mocha. For those of you who are "coffee free" (I respect you, but I don't understand you), there’s a full line of Clark’s Tea Cubes as well in fun flavors like Mango Lemon, Green Mint and Earl Grey :)

Your next question might be: “How long do Clark’s Cubes stay fresh?” Pre-packaged and sealed, they have a shelf life of 12 mo even after the pouch is opened and provided they remain in the tin in a cool, dry place (like a desk drawer, haha).

If you’re over K-cups entirely, you can also just place a Clark’s Cube in 8-12 oz of hot water, stir for 30 seconds, enjoy a fresh cup o' joe. Or, if you're a fan of cold brew like me, you can place a cube in cold water, shake or stir for 2 minutes, add ice, and enjoy a refreshing cup of iced coffee. 

My bottom line: Clark’s Cubes are convenient and taste great, with absolutely minimal waste! Check 'em out here.