This post is sponsored by Gourmesso, but the opinions are my own.

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Since becoming a mother most of my guilty-pleasures have fallen by the wayside as there is less time or money to allocate to my own enjoyment (I know my fellow mamas feel me on that). But one thing that has actually increased is my coffee drinking. I love a good cup of coffee. I savor that quite ritual of drinking a delicious cup of hot coffee or espresso in the morning before my day begins. Honestly, I need the ritual of it more than I need the caffeine. I’m the only coffee drinker in my household so in an effort to prevent myself from drinking a pot of coffee on my own, I switched to single use machines — I have both a Keurig and a Nespresso. I tend to use my Keurig the most — it is the most convenient when I’m in mom-mode during our busy weekday mornings. But all those single-use pods add up, and that means both in cost and in the plastic containers that go into the garbage. Both of those things have bothered me about K-Cups for years. But I recently discovered Gourmesso and think I have found a solution to my concerns with their Glorybrew compostable coffee pods!

We compost at our house and I used to peel off the foil top of my old K-Cup containers to use the coffee grounds in our compost bin (which we then use in our garden) but it was messy and a pain in the butt. And then I still had all of those plastic cups that I had to throw in the garbage and feel guilty about because I was just adding to the global plastic problem. But the Glorybrew pods are 100% compostable, meaning that within about 12 weeks the entire pod will break down into clean soil to be added back into our ecosystem! If you don’t compost at home you can toss them into a flower bed or small area of soil, or send to an industrial composting facility in your community. We love composting and it isn’t as complicated as you would think.

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I also really like the coffee (Lady Vanilla is my favorite) and love that it is affordable. If you get the 60 pack you are spending a little over .50 a cup, which is a great value. That’s even cheaper than buying a box of Starbucks K-Cups at Costco. They even have a rewards program to help you save even more, plus ship it directly to you.

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I also recently got a Nespresso machine for the occasional coffee or espresso treat. I love the frothy texture and flavor of making coffee this way but only do it when I have time to indulge. Nespresso’s pods are so expensive though and I was having sticker shock at buying them once my initial set that came with the machine had run out. But Gourmesso’s compatible capsules are much more affordable — you can get a box of 10 capsules for under $5 (which is basically the cost of an espresso drink at Starbucks). The capsules aren’t compostable but I use them much less frequently.

Gourmesso also has a certified FairTrade and Organic line of flavors, which is also a priority for me when it comes to coffee.

Want to try it for yourself? Head here to shop and you can get $5 off your order!

This post is sponsored by Gourmesso, but the opinions are my own.

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