Coffee roaster F. Gaviña & Sons reaches major recycling milestone

Gaviña Sons recycling

F. Gaviña & Sons has diverted more than 150,000 used single serve coffee pods and espresso capsules from landfill through its free recycling program, created in partnership with TerraCycle.

In just six months since the launch of its Coffee Pod Recycling Program in April 2020, F. Gaviña & Sons says it has successfully recycled enough coffee pods and capsules to stretch nearly five miles (eight kilometres) if placed side by side.

“Our commitment to sustainability is at the core of our family and company values and continuing to innovate while minimising our environmental impact is at the centre of everything we do,” says Lisette Gaviña Lopez, Executive Marketing Director at F. Gaviña & Sons.

“We are excited to see an overwhelming response to our TerraCycle recycling program and look forward to continuing to provide delicious coffee options for our customers while maintaining a greener coffee footprint.”

The Coffee Pod Recycling Program offers a free, easy way to recycle used coffee pods and capsules from two F. Gaviña & Sons brands, Don Francisco’s Coffee and Café La Llave espresso, including:

  • Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve Single Serve Coffee Pods
  • Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve Espresso Capsules
  • Café La Llave Espresso Style Single Serve Coffee Pods
  • Café La Llave Espresso Capsules

Once collected, the packaging is cleaned, separated by material type, melted, and remoulded to make new recycled products while the residual coffee is sent to an industrial composting facility.

“The Coffee Pod Recycling Program offers coffee connoisseurs the opportunity to conveniently enjoy their favourite brews, minus the guilt over the waste generated from single serve pods and capsules,” says TerraCycle CEO and Founder, Tom Szaky.

“Reaching this recycling milestone in such a short period of time reinforces the fact that consumers are eager to make the world, and the coffee industry, greener.”

For more information on TerraCycle’s recycling program, visit

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