Keurig Dr Pepper relies on technology from CoffeeB

Zurich/Frisco – Keurig Dr Pepper has entered into a long-term partnership with the Migros subsidiary Delica. This entitles one of the world’s largest players in the beverage and coffee market to exclusively use the CoffeeB technology for plastic- and aluminum-free coffee balls in the USA, Mexico and Canada.

The Texan beverage producer Keurig Dr Pepper will in future use CoffeeB's innovative coating technology for its plastic and aluminum-free coffee pods. According to a press release, the leading manufacturer of single-serve systems in North America has entered into a long-term partnership with Migros subsidiary Delica from Buchs SG.

CoffeeB is the world's first coffee capsule system without a capsule. This is made possible by the Coffee Ball, which is coated solely with a protective alginate layer developed by Delica in a process lasting several years. It is certified as compostable in Europe. Keurig Dr Pepper will use this technology for its K-Rounds in the future. The partnership with Delica grants the company exclusive rights in the USA, Mexico and Canada.

"The fact that one of the world's largest players in the coffee market relies on our alginate coating is further proof that we have developed a revolutionary technology that has the potential to radically and sustainably change the coffee market," CoffeeB CEO Frank Wilde is quoted as saying. The fact that more than 130 million households will have access to sustainably packaged portioned coffee in the future "is of course entirely in the spirit of CoffeeB," he says. "After all, our mission is to rid the world of capsule waste."

According to Migros, since the launch of CoffeeB, Delica has actively developed partnerships with industrial companies worldwide, not only for the Coffee Balls, but also for the maximum scaling of the alginate technology. Further partnerships are being planned. ce/mm

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