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MONKEYSPEAK COFFEE EXCITED TO UPDATE COFFEE LOVERS THAT THE PODISTA COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE RANGE NOW COMES IN BIODEGRADABLE CAPSULES

Manufacturer’s notes and certifications below:
Great to see you are interested in our biodegradable capsules. Firstly, let’s talk some plain English, then we can go into all the hard core certification details, if you still want to.

Our capsules are made from d2w oxo-biodegradable plastic technology. They are recyclable and biodegradable, but are not compostable. They can be recycled or treated as general waste where they will degrade at an accelerated rate of time in landfill. It takes around 2 years for this to happen. As a comparison, it can take up to 500 years for some other plastic and aluminium capsules to break down.

Normal plastic erodes and breaks down into tiny fragments known as micro plastics. Such fragments are a serious environmental problem as they can lie or float around for decades. Being oxo-biodegradable, our capsules go much further than just fragmenting into smaller pieces – they rapidly convert into materials with a low molecular weight (which is no longer considered plastic) and become a food-source for naturally occurring micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi. Such organisms are also known as ‘decomposers’ and carry out the final natural process of decomposition, by releasing enzymes which are able to break down complex compounds. This is an essential piece of information to understand. Oxo-biodegradable plastic will biodegrade on land or in water and will not leave harmful residues. It can also be recycled with ordinary plastics, making it very versatile.

One of the reasons we choose this material over compostable material, is because some compostable materials are tested to biodegrade in commercial composting facilities and not in the open environment. Unfortunately, in Australia we have very few commercial composting facilities. This means many of these materials biodegrade over a much longer time period than specified on their packaging.

Unfortunately, there is no ‘perfect’ solution… All have pros and cons. We are using what we believe to be the best solution to minimise our environmental impact, while at the same time producing a great cup of coffee. Some will agree with us, some will not. But ultimately it is up to you, the customer, to do some research and decide on what feels right for you. As I like to say, different strokes for different folks : )But please know we are always investing and researching new and better ways to pack our coffee. We will continue to improve our products as technology and costs allow, in such a way that ensures the freshness of our coffee is not impacted.

And for the science nerds…
Our supplier is an Italian-based accredited user of d2w oxo-biodegradable plastic technology. The d2w oxo-biodegradable plastic technology certification complies with paras. 1 2 3(a), (b) and (d) of Annex II of the European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC (as amended) on Packaging and Packaging Waste in the European Union, as Australia has no mandatory standard on biodegradability. The following certificates authenticate this claim…

What this means is that the capsules comply with European Directive 94/62 EC for the requirements for packaging established in article no. 13 of chapter V of Law 11/97 of 24 April for packaging and packaging residues. This is on the basis of ISO 14855 test results that demonstrated 82.3% biodegradability (CO2 evolution compared to cellulose) in 670 days thus leading, on the basis of simple extrapolation, to full biodegradation (that is 91% CO2 evolution +9% Biomass) in 730 days.

The following certificate authenticates this claim…

We are delighted to be launching exclusively in the Philippines the new PODiSTA range of Nespresso-compatible capsules!!

That's 5 additional varieties of Arabica/Robusta blended premium coffees and 2 additional varieties of hot chocolate drinks - alongside the exceptional Coffee Planet 100% Arabica range and Barista Choc Shots. Consumers now have a range of 9 coffees and 3 chocolate drinks to choose from. That's something for everybody! PODiSTA is proudly Australian, bringing premium coffee beans from around the world, then roasting, grinding and packaging in Australia adhering to the strictest of quality standards. The coffees vary in intensity and roast strength, and include the ORGANIC coffee option and the DOUBLE SHOT, with twice the caffeine plus Guarana extract to give anyone a real boost. The chocolate drinks are exquisite - the Mint Infusion Hot Chocolate fast becoming everyone's favourite! This exciting range of capsules is available in packs of 10 so you can order a variety and try any and all. We have rushed a limited edition release to be here in time for Christmas - order your now!!"

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Nice to be noticed.
"Brewed Awakening" piece by BRW, Manila Times 27th July

With pure 100 percent Arabica beans sourced from the best specialty coffee growers around the world, Monkeyspeak offers the richest and most flavorful brews. Monkeyspeak also highlights the Philippines’ Arabica and Liberica (Barako) beans, which create smooth, strong, aromatic blends. Ensuring that you enjoy the perfect cup every time, Monkeyspeak also introduces its own line of coffee machines and electric milk frothers and steamers, which make brewing your own hot beverage a breeze.

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For a limited time you can try a variety of our premium coffee and chocolate (Nespresso - compatible) capsules by buying one or all of these assortment boxes!!

"Around The World" - 25 Capsules (6 x Espresso; 6 x Ristretto; 6 x Chocolate Shot; 4 x Lungo; 3 x Decaf) - Php 800

"Just Coffee" - 24 Capsules (9 x Espresso; 9 x Ristretto; 4 x Lungo; 2 x Decaf) - Php 750

"Two Shots" - 24 Capsules (12 x Espresso; 12 x Ristretto) - Php 750

Free delivery (minimum order applies)...

Monkeyspeak Coffee Launch New Equipment Range

We are delighted to release our new range of Coffee Machines and Milk Frothers. You now have a choice of the super-slim and sleek ELFIN or the slightly larger capacity Blazer. Both models utilize the Turando patented technology, designed for Nespresso-compatible capsules and exclusive to Monkeyspeak Coffee. Please visit for further information and contact us to reserve your preferred choice today.

At the same time we have added the modern Aeroccino IV (choice of black or red) to the classic Espressi Milk Frother. Both models are exclusive to Monkeyspeak Coffee.

Monkeyspeak Coffee Introduce Chocolate Shot Capsules!

We are extremely excited to introduce the Chocolate Shot – a capsule-based speciality drink giving you a shot of rich, smooth chocolate. Perfect for enjoying on its own, as the base for a traditional hot chocolate, poured over ice cream or mixed with a shot of espresso for a decadent café mocha. The Chocolate Shot is not a flavoured coffee, its pure chocolate. Something for the whole family and a perfect new item for your restaurant or bar. Please visit for more information. And until the end of May boxes of 20 capsules are retailing for Php 550 instead of the Php 600!!

Descaler for Coffee Machines Now Available

We now carry Descale Magic as part of our goal to become the one-stop-shop for all our clients’ accessory and cleaning agent needs. Sooner or later every coffee machine will require the removal of built up scale. This should be performed at regular intervals with the frequency depending on the hardness levels of water used and how often the machine is in action. Please visit for more information.