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Question from Pia

are coffee pods safe to use?
also what is the safest coffee maker ?

Lisa’s Answer

I am not aware of any automatic coffee makers that do not have plastic internal parts.  Here are some safe coffee makers:

Chemex Pour Over Coffee Maker

Stainless Steel French Press

Most pods are made of plastic and heating plastic increases leaching of chemicals.  You can read more here about plastic toxicity.  There are some pods now that claim to be plastic-free and are made of plant-based “biomaterials”.  These are better for the environment and probably less toxic than plastic but we really don’t know exactly what is in them.  Using loose, organic beans is a safer bet.


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