Compostable Coffee Capsules according to EN 13432
A compostable product is one that can be degraded biologically with other organic waste in individual or industrial compost, without release of toxic products, but leave nutrients for new crops.
EN13432 standard, a harmonized European standard published in 2000, defines and frames the characteristics of packaging and recyclable products through biodegradation and composting. The requirements of the EN13432 standard for biodegradable and compostable products are mainly reflected in four aspects:
- Biodegradation: 90% biodegradation in less than two months to be achieved
- Disintegration: fragmentation and complete loss of visibility in the final compost
- Composition: A maximum rate defined volatile solids, heavy metals must be respected
- Ecotoxicity: The quality of the compost should not be changed and the residue should not be toxic to the environment.
CafesEspecialesde Mexico SC CAFEMEX a Cooperative formed of 1000 coffee farmers working in a strategic and organised way, offering an alternative for the communities who are looking for a solution integral to it’s sustainable development. The cooperative is committed to learning quality processes focused on empowering producers and their organizations to be agents of change and positive transformation in the industry. Their key collaborative focus is on professionalism, honesty, commitment to their small producers, sustainable business management, closeness working side by side with producers, a future vision for revolution of education for positive change in their industry, a collaborative spirit and innovation.
This organic coffee is grown in the mountains of the northern region of the state of Chiapas, between heights of 800-1200 metres above sea level, resulting in a high quality coffee with a pleasing palate. The plantations are supported by the shade of native trees and fruit trees; offering great diversity of species that are conserved thanks to the practices of production friendly to the environment.