Coffee Pod FAQs
People ask why they should choose Organic Coffee over conventional coffees. The fact is coffee farmers worldwide use an enormous amount of herbicides, fungicides and pesticides on their crops that affect not only the earth and the plants but also the plantation workers who work in these fields every day.
Additional benefits to Organic growing practices is that when a farm commits to the certification process there becomes a greater emphasis of the workers on the tending of the crop. The result is a superior and higher quality product when compared to other varietals from that same region.
Fair Trade is a partnership that seeks to provide greater equality in the global marketplace. The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees that farmers and farm workers from developing countries receive a fair price for their crops and products.
Use fresh, cold water to fill the reservoir tank on your single-serve machine. Depending on taste preference, we recommend brewing with the 6 oz cup setting for a full-flavoured coffee, or the 8 oz cup setting for a milder coffee.
Spirit Bear Coffee Pods are Keurig 2.0 compatible and works in K-Cup® compatible single-serve coffee makers such as Keurig®, Cuisinart® or Hamilton Beach® brewers. Spirit Bear Coffee Company pods ARE NOT compatible with Keurig Vue®, Tassimo® or other types of single-serve brewers.
Spirit Bear Coffee Company pod lids were printed with a special ink that is readable and accepted by the Keurig® machine. If you receive this error message “Oops! This pack wasn’t designed for this brewer. Please try the one of the hundreds of packs with the Keurig® logo,” please try the following:
- Open the Keurig® lid and rotate the pod clockwise 90 degrees. Close the Keurig® lid to brew again.
If that doesn’t work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 1-844-691-6284
Spirit Bear Coffee Company pods are 100% compostable! It is fully compostable in a commercial compost (where approved). We only use certified compostable products. Spirit Bear Coffee Company pods are made of a lid, ring, mesh and coffee – the hard plastic that you see is actually plant-based PLA resin. It is very similar to a compostable fork and knife.
In short, yes! In 2018,China will no longer import North American recyclables which means North American will need to find domestic markets for our own recyclables or send them to landfill.
We don’t recommend it. Because each person looks after their home compost differently, we can’t guarantee its success in your home compost. At a commercial facility they create optimal conditions to ensure waste breaks down, which is ideal in this case.
Check locally. In Canada, there are no standards set and each city composter can use a different process so we’re unsure if your particular composter will accept these pods.
Because we understand change takes time. And one of the best ways to speed up change is to show manufacturers that there’s a demand for more compostable materials, and show local governments there’s a demand for green bin programs to accept Spirit Bear Coffee Company pods. With your help we can make a difference - one cup at a time. Together, we can reduce the garbage being generated by single-serve coffee.
Yes, it costs us more to use compostable materials, but it’s worth it – we need to divert the millions of pods heading to landfills, to become useful again – fertile soil to grow more fruits, vegetables and beautiful flowers.
Our pod also uses renewable resources (plants!) instead of regular/recyclable plastics, usually made from oil, a non-renewable resource.
Yes, all varieties contain 100% Arabica coffee that is both certified organic and certified fair trade
Dolphin pods are decaffeinated using the Swiss Water® Process. This environmentally friendly process is 100% chemical free and produces a delicious coffee that is caffeine-free.
Given our focus on using 100% organic coffee, and the lack of availability of quality certified organic flavourings, we have no plans at this time to add flavoured coffees.
Our organic coffee is the perfect choice for those who care about their health and the environment. Try it today and experience the difference in taste and quality. Our coffee is Certified Organic by TCO Cert.
Fairtrade Certified Coffee
When you opt for Fairtrade coffee, you're not just getting a high-quality brew, but also making a positive impact by helping over 750,000 coffee farmers get fair compensation, mitigate the effects of climate change, and invest in their communities and farms.
Spirit Bear Coffee
We specialize in the finest quality organic, Fairtrade, and naturally certified coffee. Our extensive experience in the green coffee trade allows us to select suppliers carefully. We work with suppliers that are highly regarded, certified, licensed traders.