NEXE Innovations delivers its first BPI compostable coffee pods to U.S customer

NEXE Innovations delivers its first BPI compostable coffee pods to U.S customer

August 3 - 2023

Coffee Geography Magazine

NEXE Innovations Inc., a compostable and innovative materials company, delivers of its first BPI certified compostable, single-serve coffee pods to Awaken Brands Ventures Ltd. The delivery marks a significant step in NEXE's drive to disrupt coffee consumption with a more sustainable option. Compostable pods account for a small piece of the 80+ billion total pods market, which is expected to grow by over 33% by 2028i. NEXE believes it is competitively positioned to capture market share of the large and growing global pod market.

NEXE's partnership with Awaken Brands is the Company's first foray into distributing its patented BPI compostable, single-serve pods for the Keurig® Brewing Systems*. NEXE brings this partnership to support Awaken's sustainability ambitions while delivering superior quality coffee to workplaces, including offices, factories, and healthcare facilities. Awaken Brands oversees the entire process of making their products, from research and product development to sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. 

"Following several months of dedicated collaboration with NEXE Innovations, we are delighted to announce the arrival of our ecobeans coffee this August, packaged in NEXE's BPI compostable pods. This achievement allows us to offer a sustainably sourced, single-serve coffee that we believe provides a superb pour-over experience," says Alina Gogoescu, Co-Founder of Awaken Brands, "We are excited about the launch of ecobeans and to help bolster our clients' sustainability initiatives with an eco-friendly compostable pod option."

NEXE is now producing key components for its proprietary fully compostable beverage pod at its end-to-end manufacturing facility in Windsor, Ontario. The Windsor facility is capable of compounding resin, injection molding components, and dosing and sealing pods. For the coffee segment, NEXE can provide a fully integrated solution, including roasting and grinding coffee 

"We are thrilled to have reached this significant milestone, delivering the BPI compostable, single-serve pods to Awaken Brands," stated Ash Guglani, President of NEXE Innovations. "Our dedication to R&D and our team's relentless pursuit of excellence has made this possible. Our commitment is to provide sustainable, competitive compostable solutions to eliminate plastic waste." 

NEXE's BPI certified compostable, single-serve beverage pods target the market of 80+ billion single-serve plastic and aluminum pods. NEXE's single-serve pod features innovative technology protected by patents, allowing more volume per pod while delivering what the Company believes is an unrivaled "pour-over" coffee experience. The BPI certification is a third-party verification of ASTM standards for compostable products and is intended to protect consumers against false claims and greenwashing. The BPI certification also requires products to be PFAS-free.