Can organic coffee from capsules be sustainable?
Enjoyment with a clear conscience
With the Polaris, UniCaps presents a technologically and materially sophisticated coffee capsule that enables filling, long-term storage and preparation of tasty coffee at the highest level. The oxygen barrier of the Polaris is comparable to the oxygen barrier of aluminum capsules and ensures the preservation and later development of the coffee aromas as well as the usual minimum shelf life of conventional capsules made of plastic or aluminum.
Our second generation of bio-capsules (PHA-based) enables faster composting than that of standard bio-plastic capsule solutions (PLA-based). In addition, unlike PLA, PHA can also be broken down in home compost. PHA is an invention of nature and is produced naturally by the bacterium Bacillus Megaterium. Therefore, PHA is 100% natural.
Facts about us
All of our organic coffees come from ecologically sustainable agriculture and are certified organic according to EU standards. The producers of our organic coffees primarily rely on healthy soils and an intact ecosystem. Only natural plant protection products and fertilizers are used
Gentle drum roasting
To ensure an excellent natural taste, we use the most modern aroma-preserving processes in coffee refinement - from the careful selection of organic Arabica and organic Robusta beans by our experienced coffee sommeliers to careful drum roasting.
By grinding the coffee with high precision over three stages, we enable ideal, even extraction of all flavors and aromas during preparation.
Filling into environmentally friendly capsules
Our capsules are real geniuses. They consist predominantly of bio-based raw materials (around 96%), are biodegradable according to the EN 13432 standard and can be used in industrial and home compost. The excellent tightness of the capsule ensures a long shelf life
Climate neutral from the cultivation to you
We produce with green electricity and use the waste heat from our machines to generate hot water.
We offset climate emissions that we cannot (yet) avoid through ClimatePartner by supporting certified climate protection projects. This is how we make our products climate-neutral from cultivation to delivery to you and disposal. You can find further information about the projects in our ClimatelD tracking.
100% enjoyment with a clear conscience
At the touch of a button, every capsule becomes an enjoyable taste experience at home. From elegant and complex to strong, full-bodied, our creations offer the entire diversity of the coffee world.
Disposal in household waste
Our MY COFFEE CUP products are certified according to the internationally recognized standard EN 13432 for industrial composting as well as for home composting. However, since our bio-based capsules are one step further than the waste system, the used capsules cannot be recycled in composting plants. Our capsules are also safe with household waste: thanks to the high proportion of renewable raw materials, they do not cause any additional climate emissions, even when thermally recycled.
Thermal recycling is currently the most ecologically sensible way to utilize our bio-based coffee capsules. During combustion, only the proportion of CO2 that the raw materials contained have bound during their growth phase is emitted. In addition, the capsules can also make a contribution to converting steam into energy and heat
Co2 has been compensated since it was founded
Thanks to environmentally friendly packaging and certified climate neutrality¹, our products form the perfect combination of convenience and enjoyment with a clear conscience.