Aluminum is used to make products like foil, pie plates, candy wrappers, food and beverage containers, frozen food trays and car bodies. All of these things can be made from recycled aluminum. In fact, about 65% of North America’s aluminum are being recycled and remain one of the most valuable recycled materials. Aluminum has a high market value and continues to provide an economic incentive to recycle.

Discovered in the 1820’s, aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth. Aluminum is made using a mineral called bauxite that is mined from the earth. The bauxite is mixed in a solution and heated to separate out the aluminum. It is then rolled out into sheets that can be molded into different products and packaging.


How is aluminum recycled?

Crushed aluminum is shredded into small pieces. Then, magnets are used to remove steel, and any remaining paint and labels are removed with hot air. The shredded aluminum is melted in a hot furnace. The melted aluminum is poured into castings and cooled with water so pieces of aluminum called ingots are formed. The ingots are then rolled into sheets at a manufacturing facility.

The Bodecker “Bob-Cup” material is fully recyclable according to the common recycling process for converted aluminum foil. First, this material will be shredded, afterwards de-coated and finally the resulting aluminum packed and molten.

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    It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than smelt the ore.
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    Recycling reduces pollution and conserves a non-renewable resource.
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    Between 75% and 85% of the soft drink cans in the home and office find their way into a recycling box.
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    The number of hours a television can run on the electricity saved by recycling one aluminum can.

We have chosen aluminum as a result of its beneficial characteristics for the development of our self-contained coffee portion. Recycling is critical to sustainable development. It allows resources to be saved and waste to be reduced. The creation and promotion of markets for recycled products and the development of recycled materials are fundamental. Used aluminum is valuable – it is easily and endlessly recycled without quality loss. Aluminum makes a major and unique contribution to support product recycling into the future and to the benefit of society as a whole.

  • Aluminum has unique recycling qualities: the quality of aluminum is not impaired by recycling – it can be repeatedly recycled.
  • Aluminum recycling saves energy: remitting used aluminum saves up to 95% of the energy needed to produce the primary product.
  • Aluminum recycling is economical: it uses less energy and recycling is self-supported because of the high value of used aluminum.
  • Aluminum, as part of the solution

Programmable futures

In response to the diversity of today’s demographic, the programming on Bodecker machines has been made adjustable to afford customers the luxury of having the intensity of every coffee blend changed. This feature also gives OCS operators a chance to create different taste profiles within the confines of drink selections. 

No flavor tracing

In the design of the brewer, the distance the brewed product traveled from the “ Bob-Cup” to your cup was carefully considered. It’s imperative to limit the traveling distance during the brewing process to minimize contact with parts of the brewing assembly. By minimizing this, the potential for flavor transfer was virtually eliminated. By testing some of the other single-serve systems, you will find this area of concern to be unsuitably addressed.

Reliable performance

The Bodecker Brewer was designed by an office coffee service operator frustrated by the cost of service calls to maintain current single-cup brewers. Having created a container to brew coffee in after years of experimentation, the objective was to create a reliable and economical brewer. If you carefully examine the brewer, you will observe a minimum of moving parts. Because each moving part creates friction, which are a point of wear and a potential area of breakdown. A further review will reveal a minimum of parts or injection molds, the idea being the fewer parts the less to be replaced. The ejection system is simplicity in its best form. There is only one moving part to eject the spent cup. The balance of the brewer is composed of a water heating system proven to be reliable over the past twenty years and parts readily available from suppliers at competitive pricing. The water delivery or pressure system is of well-established technology, proven to be reliable in many current espresso brewers.

Extended shelf life

Our efforts to ensure top quality products and service are unmatched in our industry. By implementing a Quality Management System that complies with ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP we are able to make our production line run more efficiently, increase customer satisfaction and communicate more effectively with our customers and suppliers. Our production lines although complex, have all the product quality assurance testing built into it to guarantee a reliable and consistent product. At various points in the process, filters are checked and the weight of the coffee checked. If there is a failure, and if other critical tests fail, the product is rejected automatically. The line will shut down if more than 5 products are found to be defective. On top of the tests, constant testing is done for other physical deficiencies and actual product testing takes place by brewing the product at the production site. Due to the high rated capacity of the line, the boxes are automatically labeled. Products are nitrogen flushed achieving average oxygen content in the cartridge less than 1.6% combining use of aluminum which is much more dense material than plastic not allowing as much air to enter cartridge over time we have achieved average shelf life of 18 months.

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