The every morning coffee is indispensable for awakening completely for most people. Yet, using a capsule coffee maker for preparing one’s Espresso, is often criticized as highly detrimental to the environment why some rather resort to a classic Espresso machine with a portafilter. But unfortunately, it is not that simple. We will elucidate you about the advantages and disadvantages of the two types of coffee machines:
First of all, we have to tell you that, unfortunately, those of you who are really concerned about nature should switch over to tea. As considering cleared forest lands, immense water waste and long transport routes that go hand in hand with the coffee production, probably no coffee machine can be called sustainable. However, for many people the complete abandonment of the caffeine-containing favourite drink is unimaginable. Those of you who nonetheless want to act at least as eco friendly as possible by choosing the right coffee machine should first of all consider how many cups would normally be filled per use. It indeed makes a difference whether the coffee machine shall be purchased for the whole office or only for private use.
Who usually drinks his morning coffee alone at home, surprisingly is better off with the frowned upon capsule coffee maker in an ecological manner. The classic portafilter machine consumes an immense amount of lead time and electricity to produce enough heat – an effort that is only efficient for several cups. The energy input of a capsule machine is much lower, however, a lot more waste is produced. Plastic capsules often get burned instead of recycled due to their low quality. Aluminium capsules on the contrary, can be recycled with a relatively low energy input, as far as you throw them into the yellow bin. In return, the manufacturing of the material itself is very pollutive, which reduces the environmental record of the aluminium capsule.
We hope that we could simplify the choice of the next coffee machine for you!