Introducing The 100% Compostable "No Waste OneCup"


Starting today, when you visit your local Costco you will see our new certified 100% compostable 100 Count available for purchase.

We are so excited to release our fully compostable single serve coffee and even more excited to have the initial release with our amazing partner, Costco.


The Lidding - Made from plant-based renewable resources such as paper and wood pulp.

The Ring - Made from plant-based renewable resources such as vegetable oil, plant starches, and trees.

The Mesh Filter - Made from plant-based renewable resources such as vegetable oil, plant starches, and trees.

The Mother Bag - Unlike other brands, we feel that it is important to have all packaging elements either compostable or recyclable. This includes the bag our OneCups are packed in for freshness. Each Mother Bag is made from plant-based renewable resources such as paper and wood pulp.



At this time, ONLY the 100 count box, available only at Costcos Nationwide, is certified 100% compostable.


  1. Bradford Keith 9 January, 2019 at 12:55 Reply

    Really? There is no way the plastic ring atop the canister is compostable. No way. I honestly believe we are being lied to.

    • Laura Rogers 14 January, 2019 at 09:33 Reply

      Hi Bradford, it’s actually not plastic, it’s made of plant-based renewable resources (vegetable oil, plant starches and trees). Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Thanks for reaching out!

  2. Jesse 16 October, 2018 at 09:11 Reply

    So are “Fog Chaser” pods purchased on Amazon not compostable? The bag says “Compostable in Industrial Facilities” but it sounds like that only refers to the bag itself, not the contents. Am I reading that correctly?

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Laura Rogers 16 October, 2018 at 13:36 Reply

      Hi Jesse, thanks for your comment! Our pods and the bags are compostable in industrial composting facilities. Please reach out if you have any additional questions.

      • Laura Rogers 7 January, 2019 at 10:20 Reply

        Hi Jennifer, you will have to contact your local trash pickup to find out, unfortunately, I do not know the answer to that.
        Thank you for reaching out.

    • jennifer Osald 6 January, 2019 at 19:12 Reply

      S.F. Fog Chaser one cup pods are supposed to be recycleble. But what about the coffe ein them. I have to open each one and empty and rinse before putting in the blue recycle can?

    • Lisa Gallagher 8 January, 2019 at 03:50 Reply

      I am trying to understand why the coffee pods are not backyard compostable. I have been taking the plastic ring off and compost the rest.

      • Laura Rogers 8 January, 2019 at 08:43 Reply

        Hi Lisa, our pods are approved for industrial composting currently, we are working hard on becoming home compostable in the coming months!

  3. christine 28 July, 2018 at 13:41 Reply


    • Laura Rogers 28 July, 2018 at 14:16 Reply

      Hi Christine, this item is available at Costco. If you can’t find it at your local Costco, please let them know in their suggestion box. Thank you for your comment.

    • Cathy 25 November, 2018 at 12:59 Reply

      The San Francisco Bay coffee pods , along with other Keurig pods are not on the same shelves at Costco with bagged coffee and instant coffee. These items are on display on the other side of the store near coffee pots and batteries. Don’t ask me why, they just are.

  4. Julianne 16 June, 2018 at 14:56 Reply

    I read the other pods are 97% compostsble. Can we take them apart and compost it? What parts can be composted in a home compost pile?

    • Laura Rogers 18 June, 2018 at 09:04 Reply

      Hello Julianne, our OneCups are currently compostable in an industrial composting facility. We are working hard to become certified for home composting, but at this time we do not suggest composting them at home. Thank you for your comment, please reach out if I can be of any more help.

    • christine bergland 20 June, 2018 at 07:50 Reply

      I have looked for these my last three visits to Costco – two different locations, and they are no in stock.
      I have purchased them at Costco last winter….now I’m close to being out of coffee!!

    • Laura Rogers 15 June, 2018 at 14:35 Reply

      Hello Michael, those two varieties are a lighter roast than our French Roast so the flavors will be different, but they are very delicious!

  5. Denny Riffert 25 May, 2018 at 11:44 Reply

    Just purchased your 100 count French Roast from Costco. I normally bury all of my coffee grounds in my landscape as opposed to composting. What would happen if I just buried the whole pod? Would the plastic ring eventually deterioriate?

    • Laura Rogers 27 May, 2018 at 13:25 Reply

      Hello Denny, we are working hard on becoming certified for home composting but at this time we do not suggest you bury the whole pod. Thank you for your comment.

  6. Elaine 10 April, 2018 at 03:47 Reply

    They don’t work in my Kuerig. It wants you to perform needle maintenance? What a waste of money and very frustrating!

    • Michael 22 April, 2018 at 06:32 Reply

      So I have been cutting off the plastic ring from the coffee base and recycling the coffee contents in my home compost bin. Takes a few seconds and makes process more recyclable. I use the coffee grounds in garden.. just cut coffee bag with 2 slits to empty grounds. I also tried cutting the top to empty coffee but that wasn’t as good to empty all contents.

  7. Renee 5 April, 2018 at 05:31 Reply

    I have a Keurig K70 model and these pods do not work. 🙁 I have a box of 100 cups of coffee and have not been able to brew a single cup.

  8. Courtney 19 March, 2018 at 09:26 Reply

    Hello, I just want to confirm that these need to be taken to a facility for composting? If I throw these pods in the trash will they decompose? I want to order but also want to make sure I dispose of them properly! thank you 🙂

    • Laura Rogers 19 March, 2018 at 14:40 Reply

      Hi Courtney, we are currently not certified for home composting but are working hard to become so. Our pods will break down in the trash but do not do so in the required amount of days to be certified. Right now we just recommend throwing them away. I hope I helped.

  9. Kathy 12 March, 2018 at 14:50 Reply

    Hi! LOVE the French roast pods purchased at Costco!! Would like to know if I can keep them out of the bag in a wire basket on the counter or will they get stale? Thanks


    • Laura Rogers 12 March, 2018 at 14:55 Reply

      Hey Kathy! Thanks for the question. We recommend storing them in an airtight container to contain the freshness. 🙂

    • Laura Rogers 2 March, 2018 at 12:02 Reply

      Hey Alice, we are working on making our pods certified for home composting but until then, feel free to email me if you would like to know where the nearest Industrial Composting Facility is near you 🙂
      Thank you!

  10. Nancy 13 February, 2018 at 12:22 Reply

    Are the compostable pods compatible with the Keurig K3000 SE? Our machine stopped recognizing them after the first week of operation

  11. John Sullivan 10 February, 2018 at 14:27 Reply

    Has anyone had any problems with the Lidding separating from the Ring during the brew cycle with a Keurig 2.0? I have had a few and I have nothing but grounds all over my Keurig and in my cup.

    • Linda 2 April, 2018 at 09:41 Reply

      Yes! That happened 3 pods in a row. One was the last one in a package that had all the other pods work fine. The next 2 were from a new sealed package and they split at the top and released grounds into my cup. I’m afraid to try the others.

    • Cathy Taubman 25 November, 2018 at 13:11 Reply

      Where do you live? I had this same issue until I realized that because I live at over 6000 ft. (our house is at 9800 ft.) my Keurig coffee pot was causing the pods to explode. This is because the machine over heated the water. I got a new machine that had the adjustment for high altitude and now, no more problems with exploding pods. If this is your problem too, look at the Keurig web site and check out coffee pots that have this adjustment. I think there are 3 different models that have this adjustment.

  12. Elizabeth Harrop 4 February, 2018 at 00:08 Reply

    We have curb side compost pick up in Portland Oregon. Does that mean they can take these pods and bags or are some facilities unable to process them?

    • Laura Rogers 5 February, 2018 at 13:57 Reply

      Hey Elizabeth, it depends on what kind of curb side compost company you use. We suggest you ask them what they are equipped to take and you can contact Waste Management for your city if you have more questions. I hope I helped. Thank you for your inquiry!

    • Laura Rogers 5 February, 2018 at 13:59 Reply

      Hi Kathleen, this depends on where you are.
      I have a list of facilities by state, if you would like to know the one closest to you, feel free to email me and I can let you know.
      Thank you for your inquiry!

  13. Holly Holst 2 February, 2018 at 13:20 Reply

    Are these still only available at Costco? I just came across this article today and noticed it is from months ago. Can I order the no waste one cup online yet? If not, when?

    • Laura Rogers 5 February, 2018 at 10:38 Reply

      Hi Holly, As of right now, our OneCups sold at Costco are 100% compostable in an industrial composting facility and the OneCups sold elsewhere are 97%. We will let our customers know when that changes. I hope I helped!

  14. Dan 2 February, 2018 at 06:04 Reply

    I am an avid gardening and maintain a compost pile of compostable items from the yard and kitchen. Can I put these pods directly in my compost pile? Thank you.

    • Laura Rogers 2 February, 2018 at 11:33 Reply

      Hey Dan, we are not currently home compost certified but certified in an industrial composting facility. While you can put your pods in your home composting facility, we do not recommend it currently as we are 97% compostable. Thank you for your inquiry!

  15. Donald 30 January, 2018 at 07:52 Reply

    Which kuerig models do these work with? Are these available at Costco in Canadatoo? Are there plans to make this idea work with the Tassimo machine too?

  16. Lory 29 January, 2018 at 17:00 Reply

    Hi, I’m interested in having these purchased for our office. However, our office/building does not have a way to send them to an industrial composting site, so we wouldn’t be able to do that. What happens if these are thrown in the trash? I know it isn’t as good as composting, but it must be better than the dumping the plastic Keurig K-Cups (which we are doing now), right?

    • Laura Rogers 30 January, 2018 at 10:25 Reply

      Hey Lory, our compostable OneCups will take up significantly less space in the landfill but we can only guarantee compostability in an industrial composting facility. However, they are better than putting plastic into the environment. Thanks for your inquiry, I hope I helped!

  17. Jay 20 January, 2018 at 07:53 Reply

    I love this coffee and have bought many boxes of it.
    I recently purchased a Keutung K525c from Costco. Will these work in it???
    Thank and keep up the excellent work!

    • Kaleigh Halderman 22 January, 2018 at 09:30 Reply

      Hey Jay, Thank you for supporting our company. We truly appreciate it. Our OneCups are compatible with most Keurigs including the K525c. Once again, thank you.

  18. Gene Hinds 15 January, 2018 at 12:21 Reply

    Live in Inland Empire, Southern California. Costco Morena Valley and San Bernardino wharehouses do not carry San Francisco Bay coffee bean packages, only pods. We have a K525c. Prefer coffee beans, with insert, over pods. Much fresher, better testing. etc. FYI.

  19. Stavros 9 January, 2018 at 05:18 Reply

    do you only make them for kurig machines or for others ?
    do you have Hazelnut ?
    Do you have retailers in Canada ?

  20. Manit 30 December, 2017 at 11:40 Reply

    I’m not sure how to get to compose the pod.
    The box instruction indicates that we need to locate industrial compose site within the city, and may or may not be available in certain area.

    Can we do the compose the home? And how do we effectively do it?

    Please advise.


    • Kaleigh Halderman 5 January, 2018 at 09:14 Reply

      Right now, we recommend you only compost our pods in industrial composts. We’re working hard on making our pods at-home compost compatible!

  21. Jerry 29 December, 2017 at 10:57 Reply

    Purchased a box (100) at COSTCO and it is the best coffee I’ve tasted. Checked today, and my local COSTCO is ……………….Sold out. Hopefully, Costco will restock, and continue to San Francisco Bay Coffee

    • Kaleigh Halderman 5 January, 2018 at 09:13 Reply

      Thanks Jerry! You can buy our coffee on or our website we now carry 160 count! Free shipping on orders over $27!

    • Kaleigh Halderman 21 December, 2017 at 08:27 Reply

      Hey there, we have more of our roasts available on Costco online. My personal favorites are the Rainforest and Fog Chaser.

  22. BRIAN WARD 13 December, 2017 at 18:59 Reply

    Do you lose flavor because the cups are not completely sealed? Could be open air exposed until one of the packets is used. 10 per bag! Sure does smell good! But, don’t want to lose taste because of open air exposure to the compostable bag.

    • Kaleigh Halderman 18 December, 2017 at 08:21 Reply

      Like all our coffee products, we recommend you store your OneCups in an airtight container once the package is open to preserve the freshness.

  23. John 12 December, 2017 at 19:11 Reply

    Do these work in all kruieg machines? I thought I bought these from Costco about 4 years ago and they didn’t work in our machine. Thank you.

  24. P Huset 10 December, 2017 at 14:31 Reply

    The box says compatible with most K-cup style brewers including the Keurig 2.0. We have the 2.0 K200 plus, given to us for Christmas last year. When using these French Roast cups, the coffee mug is fulll of coffee grounds. Is there a way to avoid this problem? Wondering if we just need to throw the box of 100 out so it does not ruin our machine?

  25. SB 7 December, 2017 at 08:43 Reply

    I just found some Fog Chaser at the office and am very happy with the taste. The pods were inside a compostable bag. I am wondering if that is a signal that the pods are of the compostable variety. The outer box isn’t there so I am not sure.


  26. Vicki 2 December, 2017 at 14:44 Reply

    Where is the nutrition information for these k-cups. Can’t find it anywhere on the box and I need it for my diet.

  27. Bud Baxter 1 December, 2017 at 05:31 Reply

    About a month ago I purchased a box 100 French Roast Pods at Costco. I love the flavor of the coffee! So much so, I purchased two more boxes of 100 pods.

    But I’m having a problem. So far I’ve used about 60 pods and two of them exploded! What seems to happening is the pressure in the pod is getting too high and it blows the lid off the pod. Is this a problem that common or am I the only one having this problem.

    I do hope there’s a cure as I love the coffee

  28. KP 8 November, 2017 at 09:03 Reply

    It IS great coffee! And I’m delighted to find pods that won’t contribute to skyrocketing landfill . However, the directions state that it’s not appropriate for home composting. Why not?

    • Chris Swift 8 November, 2017 at 09:41 Reply

      Hi there, we are actively working getting our home composting certification for our OneCups. There are different requirements for home compared to industrial. So we pursued the industrial route first.

  29. Amalia Mulleneaux 30 October, 2017 at 08:06 Reply

    My first cup of San Francisco Bay French Roast Coffee (bought at Costco) is the best coffee I have ever tasted. I have a Keurig coffee maker and it works great.

    Thanks for the great coffee.

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