Luxembourg-based company Capsul’in Pro has today launched its Zero Impact Nespresso-compatible coffee capsule, which it says is the first of its kind to be 100% bio-based, certified home compostable, and with a high oxygen barrier that protects the flavour and aroma of the coffee.

The capsule is completely plant-based and does not contain materials derived from fossil fuels. After use, the capsule can be put in a home compost bin or collected with organic waste.

The product premiered today at the AMI Single Serve virtual conference, presented by the company’s CEO, Laurent Lombart. Capsul’in Pro has spent five years developing the technology, and says that it is now the first company to solve the challenge of making a coffee capsule that is both bio-based and has a high oxygen barrier.

Lombart comments: “Today, thanks to Capsul’in Pro’s IML Zero Impact capsule, consumers can have a more sustainable, home compostable coffee capsule with an excellent result in the cup. Consumers now have more coffee capsule choices for a more sustainable everyday life. We are committed to shifting a significant share of the coffee capsule market to our Zero Impact capsules.”