Coffee Bag and Pod Recycling Program

Recycle Don Francisco’s® Coffee bags and pods and Café La Llave® Espresso coffee pods through this program.

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Recycling in partnership with F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc.

TerraCycle® and F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc., makers of Don Francisco’s Coffee and Café La Llave Espresso, have partnered to create a free national recycling program for their coffee bags and pods.

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Effective August 1, 2021, The minimum shipping weight requirement for the Coffee Bag and Pod Recycling Program will change to 7 pounds (about 300 pieces of waste or a little less than the weight of a gallon of milk). This means that:

  • Shipments over 7 pounds = 100 points per pound
  • Shipments under 7 pounds = 0 points per pound

How it works

Participating is simple and free.

What you can recycle

Don Francisco's Coffee Family Reserve® bags, single-serve coffee pods and espresso capsules, Café La Llave® espresso capsules and espresso-style single-serve coffee pods   

PLEASE NOTE: Coffee bags and pods from other brands are not accepted through this program.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the packaging is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


Shipments in this program can be any weight to earn points, and 100 points per pound will be awarded.

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Each coffee pod you send in will earn you about 2.4 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 0.024 pounds.

To learn more about our points program, click here.


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