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It was a simple thought...
"How can we make coffee pods more sustainable and better tasting?"
It all started around August 2015.
Being a trio of business consultants in Melbourne, one could say that we're used to drinking our fair share of coffee to get us through the day.
Working late into the night, it was our trusty office Nespresso® machine that kept us going. Quick, easy, and simple to use, it got the job done.
But there were a couple of things that bugged us...
The pods didn’t exactly taste great. They had this ‘instant-coffee-like’ flavour, kinda burnt and bitter… really nothing that resembled a café coffee.
Also, their negative environmental impact.
Surrounded by bad press, there was always that niggle of guilt as we’re constantly reminded how much waste they create, and mind-boggling stats like how they could encircle the Earth 10 times over if all lined up in a row.
So in 2016, after recognising the stigma around aluminium and plastic pods, we launched Pod & Parcel with a single vision:
"To offer the most sustainable, best-tasting coffee pod in Australia"
We take beautiful, small-batch specialty coffee roasted in our home-town and coffee mecca, Melbourne, and put it into biodegradable, compostable coffee pods.
It’s café-quality coffee in your Nespresso® machine minus the guilt.
And since then, it’s been a wild ride…
From selling just a few pods a week to millions a year and TV appearances, countless interviews, and mistakes to boot, we’ve learned there are no short-cuts to creating a product people truly value.
So, if you're reading this with a love (read: addiction) for great coffee and an itch to choose more sustainable alternatives, then we'd love for you to join us on our journey - we really couldn't do it without you.
Ben, Jai, Elliott - Pod & Parcel Founders