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Coffee Choices

There was an article in the New York Times today about the hidden costs of using those little plastic cups that people use to make one serving of coffee. My biggest concern is not that perhaps they are more expensive than just brewing a pot, but what is the cost environmentally? More plastic, more waste-not what we need. I know they say they are BPA-free, but they are some kind of plastic that you are pouring steaming water through. Doesn’t seem like a good idea to me.

With a French Press coffee is fast and there isn’t even a paper filter.

Simple choices that can make a big difference.

That’s it….before I sound too soap-boxy..


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  1. Tom @ Tall Clover Farm says

    I agree, nothing like a French Press to make the best coffee with the least environmental impact. I keep a plastic lidded pitcher under my sink, to dump the grounds, then when full, I dump it in my compost pile or around my blueberry bushes.

    • Patty James says

      I agree Tom. A French Press is the best. I still haven’t made your pineapple jam, but will soon!