Company announces NSF certification for its Keurig K150 Series Commercial Brewing System
Reading, Mass (May 2, 2013)
– Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
, (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announces its Keurig®
K150 Series Commercial Brewing System has been certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for foodservice use. The Keurig® K150 Series is the first small to medium capacity Keurig® brewing system to be certified for use in foodservice outlets, marking the Company's continued commitment to expanding availability of Keurig® brewing simplicity.
"Becoming NSF certified is an important step in our focus on the foodservice industry, a key growth channel for our away-from-home business," says Brian P. Kelley, president and CEO of GMCR. "Foodservice represents approximately 65 percent of coffee purchases outside the home*, so it is only natural for us to evolve our offerings to meet the needs of customers and consumers in new marketplaces."
The quality and convenience of Keurig® brewing offers a unique advantage to restaurants. With a Keurig® solution, restaurants can provide their customers with a fresh-brewed, delicious cup of coffee, brewed either by a restaurant employee or by the customer directly, no matter time of day. In addition, use of a Keurig® brewing solution simplifies food service operation by alleviating the need for restaurants to have separate pots or urns of coffee for regular, decaffeinated and flavored varieties, reducing waste and clean-up of unconsumed coffee while also providing more choice with guaranteed freshness for consumers.
Key features of the popular and versatile Keurig® K150 Series Commercial Brewing System, formerly the B150 Commercial Brewing System, include an interactive touchscreen that allows users to program the brew temperature and set the language preference to English, Spanish or French; choice of five cup sizes; removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs; Energy Savings Mode – Auto On/Off; and Quiet Brew Technology®. The Keurig® B3000SE Commercial Brewing System is also certified for foodservice use but is intended for large capacity outlets.
NSF International is an accredited, third-party certification body that tests and certifies products to verify that they meet public health and safety standards intended for commercial foodservice. Products that meet these standards bear the NSF Mark, which is respected by consumers, manufacturers, retailers and regulatory agencies at the local, state, federal and international level. The NSF foodservice certification spans the life of the product.
*National Coffee Association USA "2012 National Coffee Drinking Trends"
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 investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating a portion of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. For more information, please visit www.GMCR.com
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