Green Day launch coffee company because even punks like caffeine

December 23 2015, 1:48 PM EST By Atreyue Ryken

According to The Financial Times, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt have been hard at work preparing to launch a new coffee roasting company, Oakland Coffee Works. 

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Though despite what Green Day fans may expect, the secret ingredient to this coffee isn't 409, it's sustainability. A keystone of the new company's mission is centered around the notion of environmentally-friendly, compostable coffee bags and pods. Oakland Coffee Works has partnered with UrthPact and UltraFlex to develop the starch and sugar-based bags, which are available now. The coffee pod patents are still pending, but are expected to be available in January 2016. 


Morning Goals!!! @oaklandcoffee Santa's got a brand new bag! And it's Compostable!

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On compostability in coffee, Mike Dirnt remarks "Aging punk rockers gotta have a vice. I’ve been drinking coffee all these years, I looked at the coffee bags and realized they’re all landfill. It was astonishing to me. I hope that the big companies out there step up to the plate too." 

You can learn more about Oakland Coffee Works and order your own bags of coffee here

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