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US – Keurig Green Mountain and Caribou Coffee announce expanded agreement

New agreement brings Caribou Coffee into Keurig K-Carafe and Bolt packs

WATERBURY, Vt. & MINNEAPOLIS – Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and Caribou Coffee announced that the companies have renewed their partnership with a 10-year agreement for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sale of Caribou Coffee in Keurig pack formats for Keurig consumer and commercial hot brewing systems.

As a part of the agreement, the companies will begin offering Caribou Coffee in carafe formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system and Keurig Bolt carafe brewing system.

“Today’s announcement recognizes the tremendous success of the strategic partnership between Keurig and Caribou Coffee,” said John Whoriskey, president, U.S. sales and marketing at Keurig.

“Caribou Coffee has been an important part of the Keurig family of brands, and we’re excited to continue our relationship and bring Keurig users the Caribou Coffee they love in carafe formats at home or in the office.”

Caribou Coffee and Keurig first entered into a partnership in January 2007. With this announcement, the companies have extended and broadened their partnership in the United States and Canada to offer Caribou Coffee in carafe formats compatible with Keurig’s new Keurig 2.0 brewing system for the home and Keurig Bolt carafe brewing system for commercial settings.

With the next generation Keurig 2.0 home brewing system, consumers are able to brew both a single cup and a carafe of coffee from a Keurig brand pack. Caribou Coffee K-Carafe packs are expected to be available for Keurig 2.0 brewers beginning in the spring of 2015.

The Keurig Bolt brewing system offers away from home users in offices and foodservice locations the ability to brew a high quality, fresh 64-ounce pot of coffee in approximately two minutes from a single pack.

“The expansion of our partnership will provide our guests with more convenience as they’ll be able to enjoy their Rainforest Alliance Certified cup of Caribou Coffee through Keurig K-Carafe and Bolt packs,” said Matt Spanjers, vice president of business development and strategic partnerships at Caribou Coffee.

“To date we’ve sold more than one billion K-Cup packs and we’re thrilled to continue to develop our successful partnership with Keurig.”