June 20, 2014

Keurig Invests in $337 Million Plant for Keurig Cold

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Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is going to open Its first-ever cold pod dedicated manufacturing facility in Douglas County, Georgia. Keurig has closed on the purchase of a 585,000 square foot building for renovation in Douglasville, and anticipates creating 550 new jobs and investing $337 million into the facility over the next five years.

The new Douglas County manufacturing center will support the production of pods for the company's new Keurig Cold platform, an in-home cold beverage system that will give consumers a convenient way to quickly produce their favorite cold beverage brands with the same one-touch simplicity, quality, and variety that consumers enjoy from the Keurig brand. are collaborating on the development and introduction of The Coca-Cola Company's global brand portfolio for use in the Keurig Cold beverage system.

We’re excited that Keurig and Coca Cola are making such an investment and in the home state of Coca Cola. We can’t wait to brew an ice cold coke in our own kitchen in the future.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at June 20, 2014 7:23 AM

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@SH

Thanks for the reply.

I understand single serve coffee; I've had one since ~ Sept/04. Fresh, quick, repeatable quality and no waste of stale brew. Yes, I know that I'm paying more/ weight of coffee, but when making a whole pot I'd usually drink 2 cups and throw the rest out.

Single serve cold sodas; I like biting carbonation, and the colder the soda, the more the CO2 stays and gives me that bite. I want a cold single serve soda....I grab one from my fridge. Aside from the beer, I've got 3 or 4 sodas in there at the moment.

I know that there is a tremendous weight savings; I'm supplying the water and I don't have to lug it in from my car.

Thanks for at least giving me more thoughts to ponder. I really hope it isn't brew over ice; if so I'm out. But I do wonder if an on demand drink system could provide a 'capable' compressor based refridgeration system.

I buy canned soft drinks because the 2 litre bottles lose their carbonation too quickly for my taste.

Tom


Posted by: Thomas Davie at June 20, 2014 10:47 PM

@Tom...

I've been following this product since it was first announced and based on what I've read elsewhere:

1) I'm guessing they'll follow SodaStream's lead and release boxes of 10 capsules. Pricing will probably be similar to what SodaStream charges if they expect to retain a competitive advantage. We'll know more come next Summer/Fall when the product gets launched.

2) I'm guessing you brew over ice, again, similar to SodaStream. From what I can tell, the machine won't have any type of refrigeration system built into it.

3) This is where the Keurig Cold takes a major turn away from SodaStream... instead of having to buy a separate Co2 tank/canister, the pods will apparently contain the Co2 carbonation. Considering 1 "shot" of carbonation on a SodaStream only produces a mildly fizzy drink, I'm kind of skeptical that the drinks produced from these pods can be as fizzy as what you'd get out of a bottle/can at retail.

Again, we'll have to wait until things get released next year to know for sure. This is all purely speculation on my part.


Posted by: SH at June 20, 2014 10:51 AM

I'm interested in this system, primarily because I'm a gadget freak,

1) How much will it cost/soda? Currently I buy 24 packs for about $6.50
2) How cold will/can the drinks be?
3) How carbonated will/can the drinks be?

Technologically this is fascinating stuff, but it really seems like a solution in search of a problem. Storage space is not a problem for me. Weight is not an issue (the drinks go in the trunk when I grocery shop).

Tom


Posted by: Thomas Davie at June 20, 2014 8:31 AM
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