On 19 August 2019, exactly two years ago, the first Kabioca coffee capsule was born.
As coffee lovers on a daily basis, but concerned about the impact of our consumption on the environment, we wanted to offer a sustainable and responsible alternative: an exceptional coffee that you would enjoy, organic and ethical.
And that’s how the Kabioca adventure began.
Since then, we have already sold more than 800,000 coffee capsules worldwide, saving more than 3 tons of aluminium.
On the occasion of our anniversary, we invite you to (re)discover together the retrospective of our journey over the last 2 years.
AUGUST 2019 : BIRTH OF THE KABIOCA COFFEE CAPSULE
Because capsules are one of the most common ways of consuming coffee in France today, but also one of the most polluting, we decided to offer a sustainable alternative to aluminium Nespresso® capsules. After a year and a half of research and development, our plant-based, organic and eco-responsible Nespresso® compatible coffee capsule is born.
SEPTEMBER 2019: LAUNCH OF OUR E-COMMERCE SITE
Since the launch of our brand, one of our priorities was to make our coffee capsule accessible to as many people as possible, so that more responsible consumption would no longer be a constraint but a choice. In September 2019, this is done: our capsules are now delivered directly to your home.
NOVEMBER 2019: A 100/100 ON YUKA
Because we know that it is sometimes complicated to find one’s way through the multitude of offers on the coffee market, we are committed to being as transparent as possible about the composition of our coffee capsules. Our organic coffee capsules are recognised as GMO-free by Yuka and score 100/100 on the app.
DECEMBER 2019: THE KABIOCA COFFEE CAPSULE IS EXPORTED
Because the French are not the only people in the world who consume coffee, and because we want to make our coffee accessible to as many people as possible, we have chosen to also offer our coffee to international partners. Kabioca is now available for the first time outside our borders, in the Czech Republic, thanks to our import partner Fairmade. Today, we deliver to over seven countries.
JUNE 2020: LAUNCH OF THE BLOG
At Kabioca, we are first and foremost coffee lovers. So it was only natural that we wanted to share our knowledge of the subject and our passion for the world of coffee with you. But then Covid came along and the lockdowns followed, reducing our opportunities to exchange with you. So we used this time to set up a Latest New section on our website, where we have been sharing new articles about coffee and sustainable drinking ever since.
OCTOBER 2020: THE MICROPHONE IS PASSED TO US
During the “Salon Culture Entreprises” RCA La Radio near Nantes, RCA La Radio offered us the opportunity to share our achievements, the history of Kabioca and our future projects with their listeners. The interview can be found here. here (à (from 1:17).
OCTOBER 2020: A VICTORY FOR KABIOCA
A VICTORY FOR KABIOCA
Every year in October the magazine Le Monde de l’Epicerie Fine organizes a meeting for fine food professionals in the form of an exhibition: Les Epicures. Various prizes are awarded by a jury composed of top chefs, fine grocers and journalists, rewarding the best French food products from among hundreds of pre-selected products. Despite the health context, and true to its mission, Le Monde de l’Epicerie Fine is maintaining the 2020 edition, albeit in digital form Our natural and plant-based Kabioca espresso coffee capsule, 100% Arabica from South America, with a light roasting to guarantee the richness of the flavours, wins the 2020 Epicure de Bronze..
KABIOCA BECOMES RAINFOREST ALLIANCE
Our plant-based coffee capsule, produced with more than 95% renewable energy and raw materials, represents a major step towards a consumption that has less impact on the environment. It is made of plant-based matter and contains coffee from organic farming (without the use of chemical pesticides). But we didn’t want to stop there. That’s why, since the end of 2020, Kabioca has been committed to nature and sustainable development by sourcing our coffee beans from Rainforest Alliancecertified farms. This alliance represents the project of an evolution towards sustainability based on transparency and shared responsibility between producers, foresters and companies. It is this vision that Kabioca supports and shares by committing to this certification. At Kabioca, we believe that we are taking a new step in our sustainable development approach based on continuous improvement to achieve these objectives and to give full meaning to our eco-friendly brand identity.
KABIOCA REINVENTS ITSELF
Our initial ideal was simple: to offer a coffee that is both flavoursome, organic and respectful of the environment. Today, our ambition goes further: we would like to offer an everyday coffee that represents both a moment of pleasure and a gesture for the world of tomorrow. Because for some of you, a box of 50 capsules was a little too big for an everyday coffee, we decided to launch, in addition to our pack of 50, an everyday pack of 20, still in a 100% recyclable cardboard box made of paper sourced from sustainably managed forests. Just as much care and attention for the coffee and for the planet, but in a smaller format.
A BIG THANK YOU!