The best coffee maker: a feeling of “Déjà brew”

If you are willing to resist hyper-consumerism, this tip is for you.

You may be familiar with luxurious coffee makers that look like electronic dispensers of perfumes, often require pods and burn out after 4 years, sometimes fewer.

 

To be honest: this type of coffee maker is detrimental to the environment. On one hand, electronic circuits and materials are petroleum derivatives and its extraction pollutes water and air.

On the other hand, the machine’s components and pods require electricity for manufacturing and then travel thousands of miles. It obviously involves a lot of oil consumption and emits a bunch of greenhouse gas to reach your home.

 

There is no time left for procaffeinating so we propose to return to the basics of coffee-making by investing in an Italian coffee maker. It will deliver better flavor and, more importantly, its stainless steel will last for life.

Don’t miss the espresso train to the drops’ future world!

 

YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS*

Each year spent using your Italian coffee maker, you avoid purchasing an electronic coffee machine and thus save approximately:

  • 396 gallons / 1 500 liters of water (pollution)
  • 10 gallons / 38 liters of petroleum oil (component-manufacturing and shipping)
  • 1 560 kW of power (component-manufacturing and assembly),
  • 27 lbs / 12.3 kg of CO2 equivalent (oil extraction, power, and shipping)
  • 11 ft2 / 300 m2 ecological footprint (virtual forest required to absorb CO2 emissions)
  • $40 to $100 / 30 to 70 euros

 

These statistics do not take into account the packaging, the pods’ environmental impact or the ground coffee’s sustainability… because these are other stories!

 

(*) These data are statistically estimated for personal use only. Any use for scientific, business or legal purposes is strongly discouraged.

 

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