Geographies of Consumption: Keurig K-Cup

The Keurig K-Cup has revolutionized the coffee industry and changed the way many Americans start their mornings. While the origins of coffee beans have often been traced and made known to consumers, the origins of the coffee pod are not as evident. This story-map traces the global commodity chain of the standard K-Cup coffee pod, through the stages of harvesting/extraction of raw materials, production/assembly, transport, consumption, and disposal, and reveals that the product infiltrating millions of homes around the world has truly local origins.