A simple plastic-free swap that tastes exceptional
Our Blue Goose coffee pods are packed full of exceptional grade Speciality coffees that not only taste great but are ethically sourced meaning there’s no guilt trip every time you brew!
Compostable & Plastic Free
From the start, it’s always been our mission to create the very best tasting capsule coffee in the most ethical and sustainable way possible. Our eco coffee pods are compostable offering an easy and delicious, plastic free swap – no plastic or aluminium in sight.
Our coffee pods are designed to deliver exceptional speciality coffees each and every brew, without the guilt. They’re compatible with Nespresso ‘Original Drop Through’ machines and contain 10% more coffee than a standard Nespresso capsule – what’s not to love!
Speciality Grade Arabica
We naturally select speciality grade coffees for their superior quality and in turn pay our growers a premium price reflecting this quality, above the Fairtrade Minimum Price. Farmed sustainably and in harmony with the environment means great coffee with a conscience.
100% Ethically Sourced
Sourcing our coffees at a fixed price means a simple, direct, traceable and sustainable supply chain. Our farmers earn greater income to re-invest into their livelihoods, ensuring their families, workers and local communities can thrive into the future while you get delicious coffee.
“What a truly wonderful citrus and tropical rich coffee bean aroma your coffee has. Along with the fruity acidic sharp bitter notes, this coffee performs the perfect front stage ballet of flavour.”
Greate Taste Award Judge 2020Ethiopian Yirgachefe
“Great tasting biodegradable compostable coffee. It’s ethical, it’s totally good for the environment and it tastes bloody good.”
Customer – Blue Goose CoffeeOrganic Peruvian
“Great coffee with no environmental guilt as you can garden or industrially compost it. Fantastic customer service too!”
Customer – Blue Goose CoffeeMixed Box Gift Collection
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHICH NESPRESSO MACHINES
ARE YOUR ECO CAPSULES COMPATIBLE WITH?
Blue Goose compostable capsules are designed to deliver exceptional speciality coffees each and every brew, without the guilt. They are compatible with Nespresso ‘Original Drop Through’ machines, including models such as the Nespresso® Pixie machine, the Essenza, CitiZ and Inissia. See Nespresso’s own website for these machines and more. They are not designed for the new Vertuo machines that Nespresso offer, which take more of a UFO shaped capsule.
WHAT IS SPECIALITY COFFEE?
The widely accepted definition of Speciality coffee – or Specialty Coffee as it’s known in the US – is coffee scoring 80 points or above on the 100-point Coffee Review scale. It’s the highest grade of coffee available and overseen by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), which sets standards for Speciality coffee at every stage of coffee production and supply chain, from the use of single origin and estate coffees to the traceability to ensure we know exactly where our coffees have come from.
ARE BLUE GOOSE CAPSULES BEST FOR AN ESPRESSO OR LUNGO?
To fully appreciate all the complex and intense flavours our capsule coffees deliver, we recommend customers first drink them without adding any milk, so as black Espresso or Lungo coffees. Shock horror for those who love a milky coffee, but once you try it you’ll soon see why so many people are getting more into their coffee these days as they discover what coffee really should taste like! You see, to achieve a consistent taste most capsule companies simply dark roast their beans as it’s the only way they can ensure their coffee tastes the same each time. But that means the coffee generally doesn’t taste, well…good.
All of our coffees are designed for either a 35ml espresso shot, a shorter 25ml Ristretto shot or 80ml for our Lungo. Here are some more detailed insights:
Authentic coffee: Our Ethiopian coffee is fragrant and smooth and (we think) best enjoyed as a black espresso to really enjoy its wonderful mix of flavours. This is what helped it secure a Which? Magazine ‘Best Buy’ and a 2-Star Great Taste Award, proving it really is how coffee should taste versus the coffee found in common plastic and aluminium capsules.
Milky coffee fans: Although our organic Peruvian and organic Swiss Water® decaf pods are both lovely as espressos, if you like a shot of steamed and frothy milk in your coffee, then they will both make the perfect flat white. Don’t put too much milk in there though or you’ll mask the more subtle flavours and it’ll be more akin to high street coffee, aka warmed milk!
Our Lungo is designed for a longer coffee (80ml) but the same principle applies – don’t add too much milk or you’ll loose the subtle yet delicious flavours of the coffee cutting through. A splash of warm milk and a touch of froth should have you smiling!
WHAT IS THE SWISS WATER DECAFFEINATED PROCESS?
The Swiss Water® Process uses the elements of water, temperature and time to create decaffeinated coffee. In their own words: “Swiss Water® is the innovative craft of using pure water to gently remove caffeine. Our 100% chemical-free process decaffeinates coffee in small batches. This means we can remove caffeine from very select amounts of Speciality Coffee. Coffee that is grown and harvested with the utmost care. Coffee that we’re excited to taste. Coffee that once decaffeinated, will still taste every bit as delicious as it did before we got our hands on it!”.
What this means is that you are helping minimise the creation and use of industrial man-made chemicals in the coffee decaffeination process, and thanks to our environmentally friendly Swiss Water Decaf capsules you are minimising the waste that goes into landfill or the energy and emissions used to get your used capsules back to Nespresso® for recycling.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPOSTABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE?
This can be tricky to get one’s head around, but in short biodegradable refers to any material that will disintegrate in water, soil or air over time with the help of organisms like bacteria and enzymes. Compostable also refers to a material that breaks down and returns to nature, but it has to turn into something that improves the nutrient levels of the soil – or rather it has to turn into a non-toxic organic material. It also has to do so relatively quickly, at the same rate as the materials with which it is being composted, like food waste, to be classed as compostable.
Getting technical, our capsules are compliant with EN13432 standard, which means they will be “bio-assimilated” by micro-organisms naturally occurring in an industrial compost without any biological additive. Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen in our capsules will essentially be biologically transformed into H2O, CO2 and biomass i.e. new micro-organisms that are beneficial to soil.
WHAT IF MY COUNCIL DOESN’T COLLECT FOOD WASTE?
If you don’t have council food waste collections, First Mile’s RecycleBox scheme is perfect to ensure your capsules are processed correctly. It is the best and cheapest such service, where you fill whatever sized box you have to hand then book a collection or leave the box at any courier drop off point. Whichever way you do it, the service costs around £15-20 and believe us you can store-up a whole bunch of capsules as the only stipulations are that it has to be “light enough for one person to lift and measures no more than 41 x 30 x 30 CM”! Please just ensure you pop a note in the box (and in the “Extra notes” section when booking your collection) confirming they are Blue Goose industrially compostable coffee capsules so the First Mile team know how to deal with them.