What is the structure of the Kcup?
Each single K-cup is composed of a cup made of PP (plastic with EVOH for oxygen barrier) and a lid generally made of aluminum and a paper filter placed in side the cup, smaller than the normal cup.
What is the K-cup made of?
Polypropylene #5 plastic is the material used to produce K-cup.
1, PP5 material is food grade, this material is certified by SGS in the United States, non-toxic and harmless to humans.
2, PP5 has outstanding chemical resistance, can be used to make boxes and bottles, etc. PP5 plastic products are made of polypropylene, can be used repeatedly, but also high temperature resistance, is the only plastic can be put into the microwave oven to heat, so you can also use boiling water to scald.
3, PP5 is now the only plastic box can be put into the microwave oven, melting point up to 167 ℃, can be used repeatedly after careful cleaning.
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What is the SIZE of the Kcup?
The following chart presents the size of the K-cup
Diameter including edge
What the Kcup could contains?
The kcups are launched to provide instant coffee for families and offices. Not only each kcup could contain 8 to 13 grams coffee powder, but also it could store leave of various types of teas, powder made from different kinds of fruits such as strawberry and lemonade, soup mix powder such as French onion soup powder to serve your breakfast, lunch and dinner, grounds of cocoa or chocolate or other types of dry powder and granules. Apart from used for serving coffee, the single-serve pod could be used to make instant soup, juice such as lemonade, tea, hot chocolate, hot coco, even alcohol drinks such cocktail and Cider.
According to Emma’s research, any food which is powdered which could be fit into the k-cup could be brewed through warm or hot water to generate a instant cup of beverage. Its time-saving feature and simplicity is incomparable.
How long can K-cup coffee pods stay before it is expired?
There is an expired date for any types of food.
And K-cup is no exception with its expired date.
In general, the K-cup of coffee powder could stay fresh for about 18 months if it is not open, sealed tightly in the K-cup pods.
The K-cup is tightly filled and sealed by customized K-cup coffee pods filling and sealing machine to ensure the freshness and a long shelf life.
How to make a hot coffee from Kcup?
Simply put your K-cup pods into the coffee brew machine, a small machine commonly seen in the offices or in the houses and fin the button and press it to brew. These machines brew KCup pods by piercing the foil seal with a nozzle. At the same time, the bottom of the plastic pod is pierced with a discharge nozzle. The coffee grounds inside the K-Cup pods are in a paper filter. Certain amount of hot water would run through the K-Cup pod, through the ground and a filter. The brew temperature of 89 °C in general and some machines could have a different temperature.
How many Kcups consumed each year?
K-cups has become more and more popular over the years. Keurig Green Mountain sales presents that there are over 13 billion coffee pods are sold every year, among which over 80% are Kcups. 13 billions packs sales indicates a net revenue of $ 4.52 billion. And the numbers are growing year by year.
Statistic also suggests that at least 40% of American families have a Keurig in the house. Each year, there are over 30 billion Kcups are sold and used. Besides, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a bigger sales as lots of people work at home. Before 2019, averagely people drank 2.45 cups of coffee each day and now this number has grown to 2.77 cups of coffee per day. And the number is still growing. As we could see that the pandemic would not disappear quickly and would exit continuously, still a lot of employee would stay at home for work. That means the sales of Kcups and coffee pods and the brewing machines would be higher.
The reasons behind the over 7% growth, apart from people working from home, are that people have worries about the economy so they become more cautious in the spending while the Kcups or coffee pods would meet their daily coffee consumption demand, and that they are changing the traditional way of buying coffee from local coffee shop to getting a instant coffee by themselves at home. Especially during the pandemic, making instant coffee at home by themselves could prevent them from getting in touch with too many other people.
Kcups adopt recyclable material and are more environment-friendly. It soon gains popularity among those consumers who have a sustainability mindset to protect the environment.
How many cups of Kcups coffee you can drink every day?
The average consumption of Kcups coffee during the pandemic is about 2.77 cups per day. How many you can drink every day depends on yourself. You can drink as many cups as you want if your body can accept it and there is no bad feelings of your body. If you stomach feels bad, you should stop drinking it and take some rest. Even you could drink a lot of cups, we do not suggest you to over drink. Over-drinking is not enjoying coffee. Instead, it might destroy your enjoyment. Always keep in mind that things will develop in the opposite direction when they become extreme.
Is instant coffee from Kcups safe to drink?
Definitely, it is safe to drink instant coffee generated by brewing the Kcups. Firstly, the accurate filling, tight sealing and nitrogen flushing ensure the quality of the coffee powder. It stops the inner side from the corrosion of light, oxygen and moisture. The structure of the Kcups makes it more convenient for transportation, ensures a longer shelf life and keeps the freshness of the coffee powder. Secondly, the material used for the producing the Kcup are carefully selected to make sure there is no harmful matter produced during the brewing process. Safety and simplicity are the main reason why Kcups become so popular since its launch. The continuous development will lead to even a safer and better quality taste of Kcup coffee.
How are Kcups packed?
In general Kcups are packed in paper box which is environment-friendly. There are different sizes of Kcup packages which could contain 12, 16, 18, and 24 Kcups respectively.
A lof of filling and sealing machine manufacturers such Afpack could provide turnkey solution for filling and sealing the Kcups and using the conveyor to connect the filling and sealing machine to a packing machine so to pack the Kcups automatically.
What type of paper material used to pack Kcups?
In general, white cardboard is used to produce the Kcups package box. Although the quality of the items has nothing to do with the packaging, the quality of the packaged items is generally not too bad. Many merchants began to choose white cardboard as the packaging for white cardboard’s stillness, smoothness and universal feature.
What are the advantages of white cardboard as Kcups’ packing material?
The mains advantages of white cardboard are ultra-high stiffness and smoothness and that it could match different types of printing colors and materials.
First, ultra-high stiffness and smoothness is the key advantage.
Looking at the entire packaging market, it can be found that the texture of the outer packaging box of most products is relatively firm and smooth, and the texture is very good to the touch. The requirements for the outer packaging of the product also need to be wear-resistant, waterproof, and anti-collision. White cardboard uses high-quality wood pulp as raw materials. If white cardboard is processed into commodity packaging boxes, it can fully meet the packaging requirements of merchants.
Second, the white cardboard can match various printing colors and materials.
Before the advent of white cardboard, most businesses could only use traditional paper products to print product packaging, and some even used plastic products as product packaging. Regardless of the limitations of the two in other aspects, it will be affected by many factors in terms of design and color printing. However, the use of white cardboard will avoid the existence of this problem. The advantage of white cardboard is that it can be well blended with various pigments and colors.
Is Kcup business still good?
Kcup business will grow much bigger at a faster pace and the business will thrive at another level. Surely it is still a great business. To start with, the statistic shows that compared to 2019 the Kcups business has gained over 7% in 2020. 2019 was the start of Covid and in 2020 a lot of people start to work from home which means the consumers gains greatly during the pandemic. And apparently and sadly, the pandemic is not over yet. Secondly, the cost of Kcups is relatively low. A manufacturer of Kcup do not need to invest a lot to start this business. A high-quality Afpak Kcups filling and sealing machine costs about 20,000-30,000 USD. But it could highly-efficiently to produce 40-80 Kcups per minutes. Lastly, Kcups are profitable.The cost is low but the selling price is high in average in the market, offering a great profit margin. The ratio of reward to risk is potentially high.