Notes launches first UK biodegradable & compostable coffee pods

Speciality coffee roaster and coffee shop group, Notes Coffee has launched a range of its premium, single-origin coffees in pods.

Not only are the pods compatible with Nespresso coffee makers, they are also fully compostable and biodegradable yet have a 12-month shelf-life, giving operators the chance to add to their eco credentials whilst maintaining a premium coffee offer for their customers.

The launch marks the first time operators and consumers have been able to access fully compostable and biodegradable coffee pods in the UK.

The ultimate in guilt-free convenience, two speciality coffees are available in Notes’ pods, with more to follow. The first are Notes’ Ethiopia roast and a decaffeinated coffee from Colombia.

The Ethiopian coffee is from the Bokasso Cooperative in Sidamo, which was the brand’s first ever roast and one which remains so popular, Notes buys the coffee every year.

Next to come is a Honduran coffee from the mountains around Ocotepeque, the perfect coffee for milk and non-dairy alternatives. After that, Notes expects to launch every new coffee in capsule form to complete the line-up.

Notes Coffee co-founder, Fabio Ferreira commented, “Notes’ philosophy is based on using ethically sourced and fairly traded coffee beans for every roast. The materials we use to supply our customers should be no different.

'We are immensely proud to be the first to bring a Nespresso-compatible pod to the UK market, which is fully compostable and biodegradable – our customers don’t need to worry about recycling, their only job is to enjoy a delicious, speciality coffee.”

The pods are available to buy from Notes’ 10 coffee shops around London and online, at