Retro-compatible with Nespresso Original machines, the new capsules will be tested in France and Switzerland from spring 2023
Nespresso, an operating unit of the Nestlé Group, has rolled out a new line of paper-based home compostable coffee capsules.
Retro-compatible with Nespresso Original machines, the new capsules will be tested in France and Switzerland from spring 2023.
According to Switzerland-based Nespresso, the new range offers a premium coffee experience for sustainably sourced high-quality coffee.
The firm developed the new capsules based on three years of research and development to maintain the brand’s unique taste experience.
Nespresso CEO Guillaume Le Cunff said: “Pushing the boundaries of fine coffee experiences is part of the Nespresso innovation, and since becoming a B Corp earlier this year, we’re more committed than ever to widening the sustainable choices we offer our consumers.
“We are excited to announce our first ever paper-based home compostable capsule, which will complement our offering of aluminium capsules that are both recyclable and made using 80% recycled aluminium. This is about yet another sustainable choice, without compromising on quality.”
The firm said that the capsule features a biopolymer lining inside which protects the coffee against oxidisation.
Nespresso has also created four new blends, including an organic coffee, obtained through the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality Program, to work with these new paper-based capsules.
The innovation, created as a replacement for people who want access to compost, will expand the ecological options already provided to Nespresso customers through its aluminium capsules, the firm said.
Nespresso said that the capsules are made using 80% recycled aluminium. The coffee equipment maker also offers over 100,000 aluminium capsule recycling collection points in 70 countries.
TÜV Austria, a global certification organisation, has certified the product for composting, including industrial and household composting. These capsules are permitted in the public bio-waste bin in nations like France.
The company designed the paper-based capsule in collaboration with Huhtamaki, a sustainable packaging solutions developer.
The new capsules will initially be tested on the Nespresso Original system in France and Switzerland. They will be introduced in other European nations within a year.