Last updated on December 5th, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Keurig Green Mountain, a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages with its brewing technology, and Community Coffee Co., the largest family-owned and -operated retail coffee brand in America, have reached a multi-year licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreement to bring Community coffee to Keurig portion pack formats for consumer and commercial Keurig hot brewing systems. Financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
The licensed Community Coffee K-Cup packs are expected to launch in spring 2015 for in-home and away-from-home use, with extensions into K-Carafe packs for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system and Bolt packs for the Keurig BOLT Carafe Brewing System in the future. All Community Coffee K-Cup packs will be marked with the Keurig Brewed seal indicating the product has passed Keurig’s quality and taste testing.
“Consumers tell us that they choose Keurig brewers for the quality, simplicity and variety of brands and beverages available in the system,” said John Whoriskey, president of U.S. sales and marketing at Keurig. “Welcoming a premium brand like Community Coffee into the mix means the loyal fans of Community Coffee will be able to enjoy the coffee they know and love with the quality and consistency they expect from their Keurig brewer.”
Community Coffee Co., a fourth-generation family-owned business, was founded in 1919. It imports, roasts and distributes its premium coffees through retail stores, restaurants, offices, convenience stores and hospitality channels, while using only the top 10 percent of coffee beans in the world for its products.
“Community Coffee Co. continues to experience explosive growth and remains deeply committed to providing the highest quality coffee experience for our customers,” said David Belanger, president and CEO of Community Coffee Co. “Partnering with Keurig allows us to further extend our products in a format that is highly desired by consumers and we are very excited about this opportunity.”