World class coffee doesn’t have to cost the earth

Our speciality coffee is now available in handy 100% compostable pods so you can make your favourite coffee at home with Nespresso® and Dualit machines.

Being based in a UNESCO World Heritage Site we appreciate and care for the environment around us. We use power exclusively from renewable sources, recycled packing materials for deliveries and the majority of our waste is recycled. Before now we were of the view that while popular, coffee pods were an environmental headache due to the use of aluminium and oil-based plastics. Stick them in the ground and they hang around for 500 years. With 6 billion pods heading into landfill every year we didn’t want to add to this ever-growing problem.

This is the crux of the issue. You want this stuff to disappear (and not just out of sight). We now have an environmental breakthrough in cornstarch pods which can be put into your home compost bin.

You bought a capsule machine for ease of use. Helping the environment should also be easy. Not everyone has food collection, or the space or time for home composting. Whatever you choose to do, it’s now easy to be green:




Domestic waste
Throw it in your bin for landfill, it all disappears!

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Compostable beats biodegradable beats recycle beats landfill

*Suitable for Nespresso drop-through pod machines, excluding professional​, Vertuo machines​ and built-in models. Nespresso® trademark is owned by the Société de Produits Nestlé S.A.

About our coffee

From our extensive range we selected Cerrado for our first pod. This Single Origin Arabica coffee from Brazil, Minas Gerais state in the South East is grown at an altitude 1,200 metres. Penningtons roast it to an espresso level, creating a cup of sweet caramel, hazelnut and dark chocolate flavours. A full-bodied coffee with low acidity. Perfect for drinking as an espresso. For longer drinks like lungo we recommend using two capsules.

Faqs on our 100% compostable pods

Can I use in any machine?

Our capsules are compatible with ALL domestic drop through Nespresso® machines excluding professional, Vertuo machines and ‘built in’ models. Nespresso® trademark is owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. The capsules also work with ALL Dualit capsule machines.

What is the best way to store pods?

Simply keep them in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

How long will they keep for?

Unopened they maintain a fresh coffee taste for 12 months. Once opened, we recommend using within 14 days.

Do I need to empty the pods and wash them?

No way! Chuck the whole used pod into the bin or food waste.

Can I recycle the packaging?

The box is 100% recyclable and the pods go into your home compostable bin.

Will using 100% compostable pods invalidate my machine guaranty?

Absolutely not. If you get any grief contact us at

Will you deliver outside UK mainland?

We already deliver coffee and tea around the World. International postage is calculated at Check Out. If you live somewhere especially exotic, lucky you! Drop us a line at and we can arrange delivery.

Not happy?

Cheer up! We would love to hear what you think and will refund.

If I subscribe will the box fit through my letter box?

It might fit through a cat flap, but ordinarily someone will have to be there to receive it. Feel free to nominate neighbours to try if there is no one at home.

What else can I do to ensure great tasting coffee?

Use filtered water if possible. Regularly clean and descale the machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Does PENNINGTONS sell machines?

We sell the Café Plus and Café Pro machines from Dualit. See the Shop for more details or call us on 01539 728090.

Still have questions?

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