Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Introduces Smart Technology to Small Office Brewers with Launch of Keurig® Vue® Brewing System with RFID Technology
New Keurig® Vue® V1200
Brewer Seeks to Enhance Consumer Experience with Intuitive My Brew™
READING, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in
specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announces the commercial
expansion of its newest single cup brewing system, Keurig® Vue®,
a premium new platform designed with the ability to brew stronger,
bigger, and hotter, and now smarter with RFID (radio frequency
GMCR introduces new Keurig(R) Vue(R) office brewing system, now smarter with RFID (radio frequency identification) technology (Photo: Business Wire)
Engineered specifically for use by professional services firms with
frequent users, the new Vue® V1200 is the only premium single cup
brewing system designed with customizable technology allowing users to
have control over the strength, size and temperature of their beverages.
The UL certified commercial Vue® V1200 brewer also is the first in the
industry to incorporate RFID technology to the beverage packs to
simplify and enhance the brewing experience. This innovative My Brew™
technology was engineered by Keurig to guide users who might not be
familiar with the Keurig® single cup brewing system to get it right the
first time by enabling the brewer to default to optimum settings for the
chosen beverage based on a "recipe" tag.
"At Keurig, we believe in offering the most advanced, premium brewing
options to our customers," says Michelle Stacy, President of GMCR's
Keurig® business unit. "The Keurig® Vue® V1200 brewer further
demonstrates our investment in offering smart technology choices that
continue to enhance the user experience for professionals across
multiple industries. My Brew™ simplifies the brewing experience for any
user. Each commercial Vue® pack contains an RFID recipe tag that is read
by the Keurig® Vue® Brewer, identifying the optimum setting for each
beverage every time."
First introduced in February 2012 to the at-home market, the new Vue®
brewing system maintains the simplicity and convenience of Keurig's®
K-Cup® system with added customizable features for the strength, size
and temperature control of beverages. The Custom Brew Technology®
feature alsoadjusts water pressure, timing and airflow so users can brew
to suit individual strength preferences. The Vue® brewer also allows for
eight varying sizes of brew, from 4 ounces to a travel mug size of 18
ounces, as well as a brewing temperature range between 187 and 198
degrees Fahrenheit, all at a touch of an easy-to-use interactive
The new Keurig® Vue® V1200 brewer, which recently received the Gold
Award for Innovation in the OCS & Water Equipment Category at the 2012
National Automatic Merchandiser Association's One Show for its
innovative offerings, also features:
Innovation: The design of the new, patented, single-serve Vue®
pack accommodates varying grind volume and packing requirements so
that GMCR can offer a variety of packs that meet each consumer's
beverage needs, including coffee, tea, hot cocoa, iced, fruit-based,
and frothy café beverages.
Choice: Vue® packs available with the V1200 at launch will
include more than 20 varieties representing a mix of brands and taste
profiles including Green Mountain Coffee®, Barista Prima®, Tully's
Coffee®, Coffee People®, Green Mountain Naturals®, Café Escapes®,
Celestial Seasonings® and Newman's Own® Organics.
Recyclability: The Vue® system represents an
incremental step on GMCR's journey to reduce its environmental impact.
The Vue® pack's cup is made from polypropylene #5 plastic
and can be recycled wherever polypropylene/#5 plastics are accepted,
currently in approximately half of the communities in the United
States. Additional information regarding Vue® recycling is available
The new Vue® V1200 brewer for away-from-home workplace use will be
available through Keurig Authorized Distributors beginning in September
2012. A complementary system, V1255, will also be available at office
stores and on www.Keurig.com
beginning in September.
In addition to the launch of Vue®, 2012 also marks several milestones
for Keurig. The Away from Home business of GMCR's Keurig® business
recently sold its one millionth brewer through its commercial channel.
In addition, the Keurig® branded single cup coffee maker platform has
been named "Brand of the Year" in the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Equity
Study. Keurig® received the highest ranking in the "Coffee Maker"
category based on consumers' perceptions of familiarity, quality and
purchase consideration, a selection of several qualifying elements
About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee
Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ:GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning
coffees, innovative Keurig® Single Cup brewing technology, and socially
responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global
communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions,
investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating a portion of its
pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. For more
information, please visit us online at www.GMCR.com;
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