Five Star Coffee "Crowdfunds" Recyclable Single Cup

Entrepreneurial Atlanta company to fill new 100% recyclable single cup design that brews fresh, full-flavored 10 oz. cup in Keurig® type brewers.


Peachtree City, GA - (SBWIRE) -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2015 -- The vast eco-friendly community will welcome FIVE STAR COFFEE's versatile, new recyclable JCUP™. The Jumbo capacity makes it simple to brew a full-flavored, full-size (10 oz.) cup of fresh coffee in their Keurig type brewer. The JCUP™ will be available from the FIVE STAR COFFEE FACTORY filled-to-order and shipped same day to all US locations. Those who prefer to use their own coffee can purchase it unfilled. The new design has a unique self-sealing hinged lid which makes no mess and can be reused up to five times before recycling.

Lack of recyclability is the biggest complaint from environmentally concerned single cup users.

Lack of full-flavor is the second. K-type cups typically contain 9-12 grams of mass processed coffee, enough to brew a six oz. cup. When brewing into a larger cup, much of the coffee flavor is lost. To address this issue, the JCUP™ design incorporates a full-depth filter that allows it to be filled with up to 15 grams (3 Tbsp.) of coffee.

Founders Greg and Joy Alford developed their coffee passion when living in Seattle. They created FIVE STAR COFFEE from scratch to seek out coffees that "taste as good as they smell". Now, with their discovery of the JCUP™, they are confident they have a single cup format that delivers on taste and is kind to the planet. This is HUGE for coffee lovers and eco-enthusiasts, the harshest critics of K-style cups.

According to Alford, "the golden era of mass roasted, mass filled and mass merchandised K-type cups is over". The JCUPTM provides the FIVE STAR COFFEE FACTORY with every advantage. It will become the model of the future. For this reason, they have chosen not to borrow from banks, family or friends but CROWDFUND new filling equipment through the sale of artisan coffee PERKS via the INDIEGOGO platform. The INDIEGOGO MISSION is to empower people to fund what matters to them. Alford said, "it just seems right for earth friendly, coffee enthusiasts to help us start this revolution".

Visit the JCUPTM REVOLUTION CAMPAIGN at for direct access to an entertaining and informative story about the JCUPTM.

FIVE STAR COFFEE is a division of PEACHTREE COFFEE GROUP, LLC based in Peachtree City, GA. FIVE STAR offers a full line of small batch artisan grade coffees and selected gourmet breakfast items.

Greg Alford,
Chief Coffee Officer,
at 770-487-0148