Mr. Coffee, Keurig, & Nespresso Lovers

Mr. Coffee, Keurig, & Nesspresso

Remember, I am here to share the info so don’t be mad at me when I tell you
this is a big DITCH!!! Read the full post here:

Mr. Coffee, Keurig & Nespresso Lovers

First off the bad: Why ditch?

❌Most of these coffee makers contain BPA, which stands for bisphenol-A,
which is a chemical used in manufacturing plastics, specifically
polycarbonate plastics (these are the most common ones you will see in
cans, water bottles, and food storage). It is proven that BPA can leach
chemicals into food and drinks that it comes in contact with, including

Aside from BPA, plastic is made of hundreds to thousands of chemicals and
the European Chemical Agency identified over 400 chemicals that are
commonly used in plastics. Many of them are toxic and hazardous!

In fact, a new study found that of 34 everyday plastic products made of 8
types of plastics, they contained 1000 chemicals in the plastics. And 80%
of the chemicals were unknown! The shocking part: 74% of the chemicals
found were toxic in some way!!!

The Concern

Let’s Start with Health Concerns: There are many parts to a coffee maker
that would be made of plastic: A water reservoir, tubes, the lid and
filtering parts can be made of plastic. Plastic leaches chemicals! Not
just BPA, known as a MAJOR endocrine disruptor & cancer-causer, but tons
of other terrible chemicals! There have been studies that revealed many of
the chemicals released from plastic and leached into foods and drinks like:
PVCs (polyvinyl chloride), LDPE (low-density polyethylene), HDPE
(high-density polyethylene), PET (polyethylene terephthalate).

❌Add heat, and the heat breaks down the plastic and it leaches chemicals
even more!! Research shows that exposing plastic bottles to hot water ,
leaches chemicals 55% time FASTER!

This does not only happen with boiling water, but even in warm weather and
warm water! So it is HIGHLY recommended that people don’t consume food or
beverages from plastic at all!

Is BPA-FREE Enough?

❌Sadly, no. Research has shown that there are still estrogenic chemicals
that often leach from BPA-free plastic products that are used as
replacements for BPA-containing polycarbonate products. Studies show that
chemicals with estrogen activity!

❌Environmental Concerns

Did you know that Keurig was in a lawsuit (and lost) because their
marketing of recycling K-Cup pods are misleading! It was revealed that the
company’s plan to recycle was illogical because of the type of plastic they
use! The size and weight is too small to be recyclable by ANY recycling
facility. They switched form #7 plastics to #5 plastics as an improvement,
but guess what, they are still too small to be recycled! Not only this but
A dark, wet environment is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold
and mildew.

💵Financial Concerns

Many think this format of making coffee is more effective but Business
Insider researched this and guess what they found?: Using K-Cups costs up
to 5 times more than getting coffee from a pot! How so?

Regular coffee costs roughly $190/year while pod users cost nearly $800!

Keurig and the like cost about $50/lb while even the high-end, completely
toxin-free coffee is never more than $25/lb!

🌿Alright for the Good News: there are some GREAT & convenient Options! I
will have a whole list with

Alright for the Good News: there are some GREAT & convenient Options!

Non-Toxic Coffee Makers:

1. Percolator: this is made of stainless steel &
completely free of plastic!

a. same company and is cheaper but the handle on
top is made of plastic. This does NOT come in contact with your coffee

2. Chemex: is made of glass. This is the one I have
because it makes the most cups of coffee. In my opinion, this is by far
makes the BEST tasting coffee! Supposedly, making coffee this way helps
decrease acidity as well!

a. FILTER for Chemex (I prefer the paper but they
do make stainless steel one)

3. Pour Over Filter: I am super excited to try
because it seems so easy and fast! It doesn’t come with a container or cup;
you would just use your own. A personal cup of coffee.

a. This would be good with an electric pour over kettle like this:

4. French Press: this is probably my favorite method and since mine just
broke, Two great ones:

a. I ordered with no plastic parts

b. completely stainless steel

5. Coffee Machines

a. This is by far the cleanest option I found, the
is almost all plastic free, the only thing that is, is the water reservoir
which made purely of stainless steel. Pricey but
so convenient for the coffee maker!

What Type of Coffee is Clean?

We chatted alot about the best coffees here:

and I highly recommend carefully choosing your beans. You will want to
avoid pesticides and moldy coffee (in more coffee companies than we think)

What do I Heat My Water in?

Many water heaters and electric kettles contain plastic, so this is a great option!

Final Thoughts

Other things do factor into making your coffee experience (and home!) as
toxinfree as possible! We chatted about water filtration system right here
on New Leaf Inspired Living🌱 if you'd like to read more, but our water is
filtered, purified, remineralized, ionized making it alkaline with
antioxidants and electrolytes AND yes, it makes the BEST coffee and tea!

I hope this breakdown was helpful my friends! I'd love to know what you use
for your coffee!

<3Share this article with all of your Keurig and Pod loving friends! Always
remember, knowledge is power <3