Is Keurig Coffee Bad For You?
Using Keurig coffee machines and their coveted K-Cups has almost become a staple to businesses in America. And while it is convenient to make a single-serve cup of coffee, could it be that we are trading convenience for quality coffee, the environment and our health?
As an organization who provides coffee delivery services for offices and business in Springfield, Mo., and who provide Keurig coffee machines and K-Cups as a part of that service, we wanted to shed a little light on Keurig and some of the downsides of using this sort of coffee machine.
5 Downsides to Keurig Coffee Machines and K-Cups
Keurig Single Serve Coffee Cups are Costly.
It can cost upwards of $50 per pound of coffee. This is more expensive than Starbucks!
Keurig Single Serve Coffee Containers are Bad for the Environment.
Those little cups that go into a Keurig coffee machine are made with plastic #7 which is not biodegradable. And while some curbside recycling services do take plastic #7, unless all 26% of American coffee drinkers who use Keurig recycle, that is a lot of waste!
Keurig Single Serve’s Containers have Chemicals and Additives.
While some of the containers say, “BPA-Free,” they are still made with plastics and glue which can leach out when exposed to heat. This may have an effect on a person’s health and hormones.
Keurig Coffee Single Serves aren’t Exactly Fresh.
In a perfect world, coffee would be best kept in whole bean form, ground and then brewed roughly between 48-72 hours of roasting.
Keurig Single Serves Provide Less Coffee.
Most coffee shops make around 19 grams of ground coffee per cup. Keurig, however, only provides around 5 to 8 grams in their single serves per cup.
Keep in mind that when an office or business purchases our coffee delivery service, we do provide the coffee machines free-of-charge. Keurig is one of the machines we provide to our clients, as well as the K-cups. We also supply other coffee machines as well as a variety of coffees and we come to your office once a month to clean and maintain the coffee machines.
This is not an expensive service. In fact, it only takes purchasing $50 of coffee per month in order to qualify for our coffee delivery service. We also service companies and businesses within 50 miles of Springfield, Missouri!
About Aquasani in Springfield, Mo.
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Jefferson City, Springfield, Mo., Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Republic, Joplin, Branson and even Harrison, Arkansas, and Bentonville. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We offer home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole house air cleaner systems, problem-solving water filtration systems and we also offer a coffee service to businesses in these above-mentioned areas as well.
The coffee service business is simple: an office purchases coffee from us, and we provide the coffee maker/dispenser (including Keurig coffee makers), deliver the coffee to the office as often as needed, and we even clean the coffee makers monthly.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our coffee and water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 and one of our Aquasani teammates will sort you out!