Keurig K-Cup inventor regrets idea

Pod-based coffee machines that make individual cups of java are now used in one out of three American homes.

The man who invented the K-Cup, the single-serve, plastic pouch used in machines like the Keurig, is not proud of his achievement.

John Sylvan told “The Atlantic” that he sometimes regrets his invention because it creates too much waste that is bad for the environment.

He said he thought they would be used primarily in offices, where people like different brews and get coffee at different times.

Sylvan can’t do much about it. He sold his interest in the company in 1997.

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