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About Us

Meet the Pod and the Star

Hello, it's great to see you here!

We are Mark and Kirsten, an Australian couple living in Sydney, and happily married for some years now. We're passionate about the environment, quality of life,  design, and coffee! Mark has been a designer pretty much forever. He designed Australia's iconic music award, the Aria,  in 1990 and has been designing ever since. 

Our vision is to do things that add value, the things that give people freedom, and that helps the environment. We want to leave a world for our kids and their kids that is improved in as many ways possible. We're driven by good technology, design and innovation, where creativity meets purpose.

Mark Denning & Kirsten Williams

We started Pod Star due our own love of coffee. We had a Nespresso machine at home and we wanted the choice to use our favourite coffee. We were alarmed to learn of the waste associated with single-use pods, even those which could be recycled often weren't, and the environmental cost of recycling was high when they were. So while we were prompted by wanting to drink better coffee, it was the environmental findings about coffee pod waste that drove us to find a solution. 

That was back in 2018, and we released the first Pod Star that same year. It was for use in Nespresso machines. This Pod Star capsule set the quality for all that followed. We chose the top grade stainless steel and made sure there were no single-use parts needed to operate it. In 2019 we produced the first reusable pod in the world for use in the K-Fee machines. Then in 2020 we designed and released the first reusable pod in the world for use in Espressotoria machines.

We are always looking for other ways we can help you reduce waste, and reduce plastic products. When faced with a choice in any business process, we choose for the environment first. Our deliveries to you are carbon neutral and we pack in organic biodegradable packaging. All of our packing is free of laminate and can be composted or recycled. We are heading towards being a zero plastic business, and we are continuing to find new ways to help make the world a safer, less toxic,  waste free place.

When you partner with us, you're partnering for a better world. Less waste, less plastic, more care, better life. Thank you. Please feel free to say hi anytime, we love hearing from our customers.

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