As some of you may know, I am obsessed with Marley Coffee. If you’ve been around a while with Barb and I (and our shenanigans), you remember the first time I found Marley Coffee in February, and nearly had a coronary.
In our house, we not only started drinking Marley Coffee, we called it “The Barb Marley Coffee”—-for obvious reasons…
So, when Marley Coffee reached out to me and asked me to participate in their #CoffeeConscious Challenge, there was obviously no way I could say no. I have a child whose name is “Barb Marley,” I love Marley Coffee, as does Justin, and most of all, I NEVER TURN DOWN A CHALLENGE!!!
Marley Coffee started sending me different samples to try each week, which was great, because I decided to start drinking four cups of coffee a day instead of two– I tell ya, it’s amazing the things you can accomplish when your
high amped on caffeine.
So, I may have went a little overboard the first week and drank the entire box of Catch Fire in two days, but I slowed my roll the following week..
I decided that I was going to do a little digging. Justin has shared with me that the offices he visits during his work-days ALL use K-Cups, and furthermore, that the break-room trash bins are FULL of used K-Cups at every stop he makes. As many of you may know, K-Cups are NOT recyclable, and what I’ve learned through this challenge is that Marley Coffee is breaking the mold and has come out with their very own Recyclable EcoCup. The Recyclable EcoCup is compatible with the Keurig brewers, but also has something GENIUS added in- it’s recyclable and I will show you HOW:
Need a real life demonstration? If you’re anything like me, you probably do, so Vanna White to your rescue:
That’s pretty badass right? All you are left with in the end is a clear, RECYCLABLE plastic container that once housed your awesome Marley Coffee, and coffee grounds.
Now that you’ve saved the planet (well, taken one step in the right direction), what can you do with the coffee grounds that you’ve saved? Well, I did a little research for you (your welcome) and found a few AWESOME things:
- You can make a facial scrub. Yes, that’s right- and IT WORKS. I did it, and lucky for you, I am showing you HOW I did it:
I took the coffee grounds from one Marley Coffee RealCup™ and dumped them in a bowl and added one tablespoon of organic coconut oil and scrubbed my freckled face with it! In the process, I learned that caffeine is actually good for your skin, and can even minimize dark under eye circles! WHO KNEW?!
2. It can help fertilize your garden, depending on the type of plants you have growing outdoors.
3. You can compost it. Coffee grounds are high in nitrogen, and apparently excellent for composting bins!
While searching the internet, I actually came across a ton of sites that offered really useful information for recycled coffee grounds, the internet is full of ideas and limitless, my friends.
Alright, so, in closing, I learned a lot. I knew that the K-Cups were wasteful, however, I had no idea that North America alone goes through 10 BILLION single-serve cups a year; all of which end up in land fills. That is mind boggling.
Marley Coffee has come up with a solution, the Recyclable EcoCup, and we all know it takes one step in the right direction to make a positive, lasting change. So, I’ve made the decision to be #CoffeeConscious with Marley Coffee in order to reduce my carbon footprint. We have to save the planet for the future Barb Marleys’ of the world 😉
I won’t lie, it was an added bonus that this company was all started by Bob Marley’s son, Rohan Marley, and that they source their beans from all over the world, and produce an organic, ethically farmed, and eco friendly product.
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