Tayst Gift Box
[1] A gift box of Tayst coffee has 20 to 60 biodegradable K-cups (photo by Mary Ann S. | Yelp).

Tayst Gift Box
[2] Finally, the greenest person can use K-cups (photo courtesy Tayst Coffee).


Committed environmentalists and those who try to live green are in a quandary: They may want the ease of single-serving K-cups, but can’t abide the plastic and foil sent to the landfill.

Tayst Coffee, which has an office coffee program for businesses that use hundreds of K-cups a month, developed an alternative: biodegradable/compostable K-cups for both Keurig and Nespresso machines.

Individuals can buy them too, via a monthly delivery “club.” You can buy 30, 40, or 60 pods a month, starting at $ 22.00.

You can try it yourself, with a free trial shipment that leads into the club.

Coffee options include

  • Bold & Brazen
  • Bold & Brilliant
  • Medium & Magnificent
  • Medium & Heroic
  • Vintage Vanilla Cream
  • Defiantly Decaf
    You can try a sampler before making a decision. You can change your selection or cancel at any time.

    You can send a one-time gift, or a 3- or 6-month club.

    Head to Tayst.com for your sample box or to send a gift.

    Tayst Coffee produces its products following the guidelines of:


  • Sustainable Agriculture Network standards, which emphasize wildlife conservation and worker welfare.
  • Rainforest Alliance, which certifies that its farmers do not use agrochemicals prohibited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union.
  • Nor do they use chemicals listed on the Dirty Dozen Pesticides. Managers of certified farms are required to use biological or mechanical alternatives to pesticides. Supporting farmers and communities the Rainforest Alliance work with coffee farmers to improve their livelihoods and the health and well-being of their communities.
    It’s coffee you can feel good about drinking, and gifting.


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