If you’re a die-hard Green Day fan, you probably already know that Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of the legendary punk band have their own organic coffee brand, Oakland Coffee. What you might not know is that they’ve partnered with San Francisco Bay Coffee Company to make the first-ever coffee bags and coffee pods from fully compostable materials.
The two brands decided to partner when they realized they both had the same goal in mind: to reduce the waste created by leftover coffee bags and pods, while still maintaining the integrity and quality of their product.
“We wanted to be a company that solved the waste problem for the coffee industry so we invested five years of work and more than $2 million developing fully compostable pod and bag technology,” John Rogers, one of the owners of the family-run San Francisco Bay Coffee Company says. “Our goal is to influence the rest of industry to adopt it, too. Mike and Billie wanted to do the same thing so we partnered so we could really make an impact.”
Staring today, Oct. 28, the environmentally-friendly bags and pods will be for sale at Costco and on Amazon starting Nov. 15.