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Don't trash your used coffee or tea pods, kupit!

Designed and made in the U.S.A. out of 100% recyclable plastic

Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A. Patent Pending. Knife not included.

Recycle your used coffee and tea pods

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Recycle your used coffee and tea pods

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Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A. Patent Pending. Knife not included.


Don't trash your coffee or tea pods, use Kupit to recycle and compost them

Have a Keurig®? We all love the convenience of making coffee with single-serving pods. The simplicity of the readily-available café experience makes life so much easier.

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You probably take the used k-cup coffee pods, throw them in the trash, and they pile up in landfills across the world.


Most coffee pods are recyclable

Recycle your used coffee and tea pods with kupit

We are trying to change that with Kupit. Did you know that most of those coffee pods you have been throwing in the trash can be easily broken down into recyclable or compostable materials?

Most single use coffee and tea pods are made up of a plastic cup that is recyclable, a paper filter and coffee grounds that are compostable, and a foil cap that goes in the trash. It just needs to be broken down to be accepted by recycling centers. (Check locally to confirm acceptance*)

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Save the planet, one cup of coffee at a time with Kupit!

We invented Kupit to hold the coffee pod securely by its cap, enabling you to use a serrated kitchen knife to cut the cap off the coffee pod in the perfect spot, easily separating all the components of the coffee pod in one go.


Easily break down a coffee pod with Kupit!

Kupit is the only tool that enables you to fully separate the components of a coffee pod in one go. With Kupit, you can release the filter and coffee grounds for composting  instead of sending them to landfills

Recycle your used coffee and tea pods with kupit

How Kupit was born

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Like many of you, we have coffee makers at home that use single-serve coffee pods. Café-quality coffee from the ease of the kitchen counter? What’s not to love!? Yet we also started feeling guilty for all the coffee pods we were throwing in the trash. Until one day, we noticed the little recycle symbol on the plastic cup – And we thought to ourselves, “coffee pods are recyclable?”

Coffee pods are tougher than you think. The plastic is slippery and tough to cut through, and other specialized tools don’t seem to do the job – believe us, we’ve tried!

We saw too many videos of adults and kids sawing through a pile of k-cup coffee pods with their fingers millimeters from the blade as the slippery plastic made things difficult.

We thought there must be a way to safely take apart coffee pods so they can be recycled. We found out that all existing solutions were unsafe, were ineffective, or required continued purchases of blades or whole replacement units.

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We invented Kupit to make the process of separating k-cups quick, easy, and especially, safe! We also eliminated any need to re-buy blades or whole units. With Kupit, all you need is a serrated kitchen knife to easily break down a coffee pod, all without potentially harming stray fingers. Kupit holds the cup securely, allowing you to cut straight through with a knife, easily separating all the components of the coffee pod in one go.


We also designed a scalable manufacturing and fulfillment process to guarantee timely production and delivery.


Disclaimer: Kupit is not affiliated with Keurig®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, or Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. 

*Check locally to recycle plastic cup.


Environmental commitments

Reusability and recyclability


Kupit’s biggest beneficiary is Mother Earth. Today, k-cups in landfills could wrap around the planet more than 12 times! With Kupit, coffee pods and their contents that were once destined for the landfill can now be responsibly composted or reduced and recycled.

Sustainable materials


Kupit is made out of 100% recyclable polylactic acid (PLA) plastic. PLA is a biodegradable plastic that is made out of organic materials such as corn starch or sugar cane, also known as "the green plastic".

Environmentally friendly factories


We will be using a zero waste manufacturing process to produce Kupit ourselves in the U.S.A.

Sustainable Distribution


Our intention is to use the most eco-friendly fulfillment and packaging method possible.



Frequently Asked Questions

Isn't a better solution to use a reusable k-cup coffee pod?


This is a great solution to this problem if you don’t mind having to empty and wash it every single time you make a cup of coffee. This defeats the purpose of having a Keurig in the first place. If you want single serve coffee with minimal effort, a more environmentally friendly, although less tasty approach, would be instant coffee.

Most coffee lovers will not want to go with instant coffee and a Keurig is the best and most efficient solution for them.


Using Kupit seems like too much work... is it worth it?


No one said that minimizing your impact on the environment would be easy. We just want to make it safer and as easy as we can. You still have to do the work.



Will my local recycling center accept K-cups after they have been emptied?


You should check with your local recycling center to see if they accept k-cups. Even if they don’t, you can still reduce your impact on the environment drastically by emptying the cups. The volume decreases from cubic feet to almost nothing. Freeing the coffee grounds and filters also lets them decompose quickly and actually help the landfill break down other waste. Otherwise the k-cup just sits there for hundreds or thousands of years.



What if I don't compost, is it still better to use Kupit?


Coffee grounds have a beneficial role in composting given their slightly acidic nature. If you don’t compost, you can always give them to your gardener or to a neighbor who does compost. If neither of those are an option, you are still reducing your impact on the environment drastically by emptying the cups. Putting the coffee grounds and filters loosely in your garbage bag lets them decompose quickly and actually help the landfill break down other waste. The volume decrease from whole k-cups to empty k-cups is dramatic.



Why did you decide to go with the Kupit method instead of a cigar cutter type, or some other method?
There were a few major considerations with our approach to creating this tool.

1. The tool needed to completely separate the grounds and filter.
2. The tool needed to be safe to operate
3. Manufacturing should be in the U.S.A with a scalable production line.
4. The materials used needed to be environmentally friendly
5. No repurchases necessary

The problems we faced:

1. The plastic was tough to cut and straight blades did not work well.
2. The plastic is slippery to hold onto, so having to grip the plastic was a non-starter.
3. The k-cup needed to be held securely in order to be cut effectively
4. The blade needed to be capable of slicing through plastic, the filter, and the grounds.
5. Fingers should not be exposed to the cutting surface of the blade.
6. The tool should be easy to use / load.

The Kupit method is the only one that accomplishes all of these at the same time.Sustainable Distribution.