About JavaPodz and Compact Cafe
JavaPodz offers gourmet specialty single-serve JavaPodz coffee pods
, and ground or whole-bean coffee
. Our parent company, Compact Cafe Inc., is a family owned and operated business located in Kansas City, Missouri
. We started roasting fine gourmet arabica coffee in 2003. In 2005, we added JavaPodz single-serve pods. We're proud to say that all JavaPodz are made right here in the U.S.A.!
We love coffee and the individuality it offers. We cater to the coffee connoisseurs. We believe coffee in this single-serve pod format
is our opportunity to match the individual coffee lover — unflavored, flavored, decaf or not — with the whole experience of a single cup. Open that wrapper just under your nose and gently inhale the aroma....mmmmm. Then enjoy the second half of the "experience" when the coffee is brewed and meets your palate!
Our JavaPodz coffee pods express the importance of individuality with a "keep fresh longer" individually-wrapped pod.
Each pod is individually-wrapped in an airtight foil wrapper in which 99+% of the flavor-robbing oxygen is flushed out with nitrogen, a gas with natural preservation quality. The coffee remains fresh for 12-18 months.
By contrast, some other brands package pods "naked" and co-mingled in a bag (without being individually-wrapped). When the bag is opened for the first time, every pod inside begins its contact with flavor-robbing oxygen, no matter how well the bag is resealed or stored. Each successive pod used from that bag receives more exposure to the air, resulting in a more stale flavor. This flavor loss doesn't happen with JavaPodz individually wrapped coffee pods.
Our JavaPodz coffee pods are approximately 60 mm (2.36 in.) in diameter. The coffee pods weigh about 10 grams (0.35 oz.).
Coffee Aroma in a Pod vs. Sealed Plastic Cups
The fresh aroma of the JavaPodz coffee when you open the wrapper is a wonderful experience for your nose. Coffees that are sealed in a plastic cup simply don't offer this benefit. With pods, you enjoy the aroma both before and after the brew!
Pods are Environmentally-Friendly & Biodegradable
Used JavaPodz are biodegradable and environmentally-friendly. Don't throw used JavaPodz away; instead, provide them a new home in the soil of your garden!
JavaPodz coffee is 100% arabica. The flavorings contain no sugar, no carbohydrates, and provide only a nutritionally insignificant amount of a calorie (much less than one).
Storage, Part 1: One (JavaPodz) Pod versus Two
Pods from some other sources are about seven grams (0.24 oz.) and designed to produce a four-ounce cup. Making an eight-ounce cup requires two of those pods. If you double up these pods, the coffee in the top pod passes through the bottom filter paper of the top pod, the top filter paper of the bottom pod, the saturated coffee of the bottom pod, and then the bottom filter paper of the bottom pod (whew!). This probably explains why an extra four grams (0.14 oz.) are needed to make up for coffee flavor that is quadruple-ly filtered out.
By contrast, one 10-gram (0.35 oz.) JavaPodz pod is all you need for an eight-ounce cup. During the brew, the JavaPodz coffee passes through only one layer of filter paper, giving you the fullest possible flavor.
Storage, Part 2: One and Flat
For an eight-ounce cup, one JavaPodz pod occupies about half the space as two seven-gram (0.24 oz.) pods. Also, a supply of our "flat" format pod stores much more efficiently than the tall plastic-cup formats. This is why we can pack many JavaPodz coffee pods in a shipping box and pass the savings along to our customers.
Boxes or Bags: Packaging JavaPodz
Our bags of 15 pods are carefully deposited by hand (not machine) into a gusseted-bottom, double-track-zipper reclosable poly bag approved by the FDA and USDA for food contact. We do offer other packaging options such as storage/gift tins, 10-pod SFI (Sustained Forest Initiative) cubes, and bulk (individually-wrapped pods packed loose in a shipping box).
100% vs. Blends
All JavaPodz unflavored coffees
that include the name of a country or Hawaii are 100% of that variety and not a blend.
For example, other brands often blend Kona to bring its price down to the average of most coffees but hold out that perception of quality. Why blend 10% of an excellent coffee with 90% of who knows what? Who even knows the quality of that 10% Kona? We don't feel it does justice to the excellent quality and reputation of Kona to blend it.
Flavors & Roasts
We offer a variety of delicious flavors for our Javapodz coffee pods as well as our whole bean and ground cofees. » read more about our coffee flavors and roasts