Keurig Partners with illy on K-Cup Pods

To begin offering Illy K-Cup pods in the fall
August 27, 2015David Gill

KeuriglogoWATERBURY, Mass.-Keurig Green Mountain and Illycaffé have reached a multiyear agreement to produce K-Cup pods with illy blend coffee and market them in the United States and Canada. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

A limited-distribution launch is slated for this fall, and availability is planned to expand in 2016. Each illy K-Cup will offer the brand’s blend of nine Arabica beans sourced from around the world through direct trade, according to the principles of sustained development.

“With such a rich brand heritage and super-premium coffee, illy provides just the kind of experience Keurig fans love to discover and enjoy,” said Mark Wood, chief product officer for hot systems at Keurig. “Offering illy for K-Cup pods combines our passion for coffee and our deep commitment to deliver quality with the convenience and consistency expected from Keurig brewed beverages.”

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David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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