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Lost Sheep Coffee Launches Nespresso Capsule Made From Wood  

Lost Sheep Coffee Launches Nespresso Capsule Made From Wood  
Written by Amy

The UK’s First Entirely Compostable air-tight Nespresso-compatible hand roasted Speciality coffee capsule

The perfect luxury compostable pods to offer alongside Guest Nespresso machines have launched. Hotel owners are keen to be the first to offer their guests Lost Sheep Coffee’s luxury single origin grade 1 Speciality coffee, which is bought directly from the Barbosa family farm in Brazil.

Lost Sheep Coffee pods are presented in plant-based Nespresso-compatible capsules that are certified 100% compostable and, crucially, air tight for superior freshness of up to one year.

Priced from just 28p per pod and made using the latest advancements in composability technology, the new capsules are made predominantly from wood bark – or Lignin – which is a waste product of the paper industry. As Lost Sheep’s capsules are 100% natural they will compost to absolutely nothing in a matter of weeks.

“As luxury hotel owners know, an in-room Nespresso machine helps set the tone of your hotel. The taste, tractability and eco credentials of the pods need to equally reflect the quality of the entire guest experience. As owners of speciality coffee shops and a speciality coffee roaster we know that customers expect the convenience of being able to experience a really quality cup of coffee anywhere with none of the guilt of chucking more plastic into land fill. So, it was imperative to the Lost Sheep Coffee team that we were able to deliver our exceptional speciality grade coffee in a format that is entirely compostable, whilst still delivering an amazing taste experience for our customers.

“Until recently, compostable capsules had a very short freshness life as the air tight seal would perish faster than the plastic predecessors and the coffee inside would start to go stale after just a few months. This was a challenge we knew we needed to overcome; our coffee is graded in the top 5% for quality so avoiding staleness was of great importance. After extensive research and development our new capsules achieve a level of oxygen impermeability which enables Lost Sheep Coffee to guarantee a minimum shelf life of 12months.

Says Stuart Wilson, Founder of Lost Sheep Coffee.

“100% Brazil Speciality Arabica coffee beans, purchased Direct from the Barbosa family farm shipped over to the UK and Hand roasted in our Whitstable roastery. The pods are available in two varieties for every day drinking and curious connoisseurs:”

Smooth Journey (10 x 5.6g pods)1:  “Your Daily Coffee.” This speciality coffee is described as tasting of smooth chocolate fudge body with a light hazelnut finish. Trade prices; 28p per pod.

Region: High Cerrado, Minas Gerais

Farm: Cachoeira

Altitude: 1105 meters above sea level

Process: Natural

Varietal: Red Catuai

Lot: LTS 40

Super smooth and sweet everyday coffee! Notes of milk chocolate and rich caramel when drunk, a coffee that doesn’t need sugar and leaves no bitter after taste!

Funky Camper (10 x 5.6g pods)2: “Your Curious Coffee.” This speciality coffee is described as tasting of sweet Irish cream with a rich body and mulled winter fruits. Trade prices; 28p per pod.

Region: High Cerrado, Minas Gerais

Farm: Cachoeira

Altitude: 1105 meters above sea level

Process: Natural Fermented

Varietal: Red Catuai

Lot: LF130

Super Exciting exclusive micro lot, where the coffee cherries are left to ferment in their own juices! Expect Irish cream and a fudgy body.

Lost Sheep Coffee’s new 100% compostable Nespresso compatible coffee pod range will be available in a one of a kind custom designed dodecahedron box, which have been designed to stand out on the shelf with its unique design. The shape, design and branding is incredibly eye-catching encouraging buyers to interact with it. To match the green credentials of the pods the outer packaging is also environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable.

“The continuous line drawing on the packaging is directly connected to the journey of Lost Sheep Coffee and depicts various defining moments during our travels and the journey that led to Lost Sheep Coffee today. The small piaggio ape van on the cover is actually a picture of where Lost Sheep started, it is the very first van we ever traded from,” comments Wilson.

Sales queries should be directed to 01227 230 444 – option 2 or email enquiries@lostsheepcoffee.com.

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