Our 4.0 bags are made with Biotrē 2.0 materials, which are 60% compostable and 100% renewable, including the valve!
Biotrē 2.0 FAQ
Are these bags completely compostable?
No, due to the sugar cane inner lining. However, this layer is made sustainably with 100% renewable material (meaning not made of fossil fuels, but instead bio-based and natural resources that can be replenished through a natural process).
That’s not all. About 60% of the bag components break down under standard composting conditions, so they can be partially composted or break down much faster in a landfill. Go earth!
Can I put this in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city compost is not recommended. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost which will break down within 12 weeks. Dispose of the sugar cane layer in the garbage afterward.
How are producing these bags better for the environment?
The plant-based components that go into Biotre® 2.0 absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used. Manufacturing these bags produces a significantly smaller carbon footprint than most other coffee bags and they break down faster in the landfill as well.
Additional FAQ on our new bags
What’s the difference between the red bag and the black bag?
The red bag contains the coffees with an acidity rating from 3-5. The black bag contains coffees with an acidity rating of 2 or lower.
In summary: coffees that are a little more adventurous—red; comfortable and more classic coffees—black.
How does the Sweetness, Acidity, and Body Scale work?
This is an internal scale from 0-5 comparing our own coffees. Each coffee is cupped and the sweetness, acidity, and body are rated. Keep in mind that different brewing methods may affect results.
Why isn’t my phone reading the QR code?
If you’re using an iPhone, you may need to use your QR Code Scanner instead of your camera app. The QR Code Scanner is located in the Control Centre.