Coca-Cola Will Make Keurig Soda Pods

It will make single-serving soda pods through a partnership with Green Mountain Coffee.

Diet Coke stis on a store self on Dec. 9, 2013, in Miami.

The Coca-Cola Company has purchased 10 percent of Green Mountain Coffee's stock for $1.25 billion.

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Coca-Cola brands are coming to an office kitchenette near you, as the company plans to make single-serving soda pods through a partnership with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., which owns the Keurig single-serving coffee brewer.

The Coca-Cola Company announced Wednesday a purchase of 10 percent stock of Green Mountain Coffee for $1.25 billion, an investment that is expected to close in March, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals. A Keurig Cold single-serve beverage system is being developed to dispense pods of juice, sports drinks, sodas and teas, and is expected to be available in 2015, according to a press release announcing the partnership. Coca-Cola brands include Powerade, Coke Zero, Sprite and Vitamin Water.

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“This agreement demonstrates our creative approach to partnerships and ability to identify and stay at the forefront of consumer trends driving the industry,” said Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent. “By pairing The Coca-Cola Company’s brand leadership and global footprint with [Green Mountain Coffee’s] innovative technology, together we will be able to capitalize on the many exciting growth opportunities in the single-serve, pod-based segment of the cold beverage industry. Importantly, this partnership provides our consumers with a convenient way to enjoy the brands they love through in-home preparation.”


The new partnership will compete with the largest maker of at home soda making machines SodaStream, which has its factory based in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The company was endorsed by Scarlett Johansson in an ad that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday.