Keurig Dr Pepper's Sustainable Brewer Innovation

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Keurig Dr Pepper is outlining a multi-year plan to revolutionise its single-serve coffee brewing system.

This ambitious agenda focuses on:

K-Rounds™: An innovative new type of single-serve coffee made with expertly roasted beans, compressed, and wrapped in a special plant-based coating. This eliminates the need for plastic or aluminium pods, promoting sustainability.

Keurig Alta™ Brewer: A next-generation brewer designed to work with K-Rounds. It allows consumers to create a variety of hot and cold coffee beverages, from espresso to hot coffee and chilled options, all without complex brewing methods.

Consumer Input and Sustainability at the Forefront

Keurig will hold beta testing phases starting in the fall of 2024 to gather valuable consumer feedback on the Keurig Alta system.

K-Rounds are expected to be certified compostable, aligning with the company's commitment to eco-friendly practices.

Broader Coffee Selection and Convenience

The Keurig Alta brewer will still be compatible with existing K-Cup® pods, offering users access to the vast selection of over 500 varieties.

K-Rounds come in different sizes for various coffee types and feature a code read by the brewer to ensure optimal brewing pressure and extraction for each coffee.

Innovation and Collaboration Drive the Future

This project represents years of research and development, with intellectual property invested in the design and manufacturing of the pods, brewer, and related processes.

Keurig Dr Pepper acquired a license from Delica Switzerland, granting them exclusive rights to use their plant-based coating technology in North America.

Stay Informed and Get Involved

To learn more about Keurig's vision and potentially participate in the Keurig Alta system beta testing, visit www.keurig.com/krounds.

Key Takeaways

  • Keurig Dr Pepper is committed to sustainable single-serve coffee solutions with K-Rounds and the Keurig Alta system.

  • Consumers will have a voice in shaping the future of this innovative brewing experience.

  • The new system offers convenience, variety, and environmental consciousness.

Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort said, "Thirty years ago, Keurig changed the way consumers brewed coffee with the introduction of the K-Cup pod single serve coffee system. Today, we are applying all our expertise to create a revolutionary new system that will redefine how consumers will brew coffee for decades to come.

"Our ambitious agenda reflects our commitment to providing variety, quality, value, and sustainability to the 45 million North American coffee consumers who currently use Keurig brewers and the millions of potential new households who will discover the benefits of a perfect cup of coffee prepared effortlessly in their home."

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