The Elephant in the Room: Is Keurig K Cup Coffee Safe? | 2023 Update

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Keurig’s single serve coffee maker is as popular in 2023 as it ever was. In fact, Keurig K Cup coffee in general is one of the biggest success stories in the history of the US coffee industry. Many millions of K Cup coffees are brewed daily, and Keurig coffee machines have become a staple feature in homes and businesses across the country.

Even the gourmet coffee scene has been impacted by K Cups, which were once associated primarily with generic coffees. From the best Kona coffee Hawaii produces to the purest Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, it can all be picked up in the form of gourmet K Cups. It has never been easier to delight your senses with top Hawaiian coffee, unique Jamaican CoffeePanamanian Geisha coffee (aka Gesha coffee), or any other specialty coffee offered at Hayman's online store.

In terms of convenience, simplicity and consistent quality, the Keurig K Cup coffee maker is in a league of its own. It can also be a surprisingly cost-effective and easy way to brew your specialty coffee, depending on your preferences and consumption habits.

Still, there’s one rather lingering ‘elephant in the room’ on the whole K Cups debate. Even today, questions continue to be asked about the safety of using K Cups to brew coffee.

Specifically, concerns are often raised by new and existing customers about the plastic in the K-Cups. When the hot water goes through the K Cup during the brewing process, the potential for chemicals to leach out into the cup of coffee is a major cause for concern. Particularly where BPA is concerned, which has been linked with a wide variety of health and safety issues over the years.

The Straight Answer – Keurig K Cup Coffee is Safe

Concerns like these are understandable, given how the dangers associated with BPA were not picked up on until quite recently. In addition, not all manufacturers are as responsible as they could be, when it comes to the inclusion or exclusion of potentially harmful plastics in their products.

But here’s the good news – Keurig K Cups are safe.

Keurig coffee pods are produced with no BPA whatsoever, and therefore pose no risks associated with its harmful effects.

The basic composition of Keurig K Cups is fairly straightforward. The cup itself is comprised of three main elements - the cup itself, a layer of filter paper, and an aluminum foil top. Depending on the type of K Cups you buy and who manufactured them, they may or may not be recyclable and/or compostable.

Some are fully sustainable and can be disposed of responsibly, while others are not yet compliant with standard recycling practices.

Each of these three components is manufactured strictly from safe materials, which pose no risk whatsoever to human health. The entire pod is flushed for bacteria and imperfections during the production process, after which it is hermetically sealed to completely block oxygen, moisture and light.

This results in a cup of Keurig K Cup coffee that’s not only safe, but also fantastically fresh. Stored in ideal conditions, Keurig single serve coffee has the potential to stay much fresher (and safer) for longer than any open bag of beans or coffee grounds.

Learn more about our fresh roasted Kona coffeeJamaican Blue Mountain coffee, and Panama Geisha coffee, considered by many the best coffees in the world, and now also available at Hayman's online store as coffee pods compatible with Keurig K Cup coffee makers (including Keurig 2.0 models)*. Click here to buy now, we are offering free worldwide shipping for all order sizes!


* Keurig and K-Cup are registered trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. unrelated to Hayman®. Our pods are not created or sold by Keurig®.