K-cup inventor regrets idea

Inventor John Sylvan regrets coming up with the idea for the K-cup.

ATLANTA, Ga. (WKBN) – The inventor of the popular K-cup regrets coming up with the idea.

Single serve coffee makers are now used in one out of three American homes, but the man who invented the K-cup single serve pod is not proud of his achievement.

John Sylvan told The Atlantic that the pods create too much waste and 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 during the day.

Sylvan said there isn’t much he can do about it now because he sold his interest in the company in 1997.

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