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Stop Buying Coffee Pods

It’s time! This week, news that Hamburg banned coffee pods from government buildings set off a larger conversation about why we’re still giving our money to companies like Keurig and Nespresso. Let’s be honest: It’s time for the whole world to stop buying coffee pods. The news from Hamburg comes a year after Keurig announced that nobody was buying its DRM-enabled coffee machine that only accepted “Keurig 2.0” branded coffee pods. The company said it would finally allow people to fill their own coffee pods (again). But again, you shouldn’t be buying these wasteful little pods to begin with. By some bizarre twist of fate, I attended a Nespresso event a couple years ago and received its newest machine for...

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