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Connecticut company makes reusable K-Cups

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WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Brioni's Coffee in Glastonbury is making a recyclable version of the single serving K-Cup, as well as a coffee to go with it.

"We also wanted it to be friendly for the environment," said Ted Fisher of Brioni's Coffee. "So, we wanted to use recyclable and compostable materials."

According to statistics, 6 to 7 billion non-recyclable coffee K-Cups will be produced in 2012, and that means a lot of used K-Cups end up in the trash.

"We are going to add jobs in the local marketplace with this device," he said. "We're a little coffee company in Connecticut and hitting the national stage with a major retailer, Whole Foods. So, we'll grow with them."

Brioni's Coffee has teamed with Whole Foods to launch their product, which is produced in West Hartford and Glastonbury.

"They (Whole Foods) don't sell K-Cups because K-Cups don't meet their environmental standards, so they're a perfect partner for us to launch with," Fisher said.

It took Brioni's Coffee two years to perfect their system, and the product fits into pods.

"Making coffee is very complicated," said Brian Whitney of Brioni's Coffee.

The product officially rolls out on Nov. 1 in West Hartford.

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