Of course, you can develop beer your own ground coffee in reusable cups, but there are still millions and millions of k-cups sent to landfill each year. These are not the only problems, however, there are a myriad of potential health hazards as well.
I decided to ignore these dangers for a long time, but finally decided to do some research when I learned about the dangers of bisphenol A or BPA, found in Keurig machines. It turns out that BPA is not even the worst of it.
Keurig harbor nasty bacteria and mold life-threatening. According to the official website of Keurig, “Once your Keurig brewer has been primed, you can not drain the water inside. The inner tank can not be drained coffee”.
Unfortunately, this is where a lot of the raw material grows. It is true that coffee beans have some antibacterial components, but there is no way you could fight what grows in your coffee machine.
In addition, K cups are made of a dangerous plastic, plastic composite # 7. BPA, but containing aluminum , which may exacerbate Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, depression, and sometimes celiac disease.
The bottom line? Keurig coffee machines are gross, expensive, wasteful, bad for the environment, bad for workers and bad for you. Questions?