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Keurig Bringing Coke Machine to Countertops

Atlanta's Coca-Cola is teaming up with Keurig to offer a countertop Coke machine.

Atlanta's Coca-Cola is teaming up with Keurig to offer a countertop Coke machine. File|Patch
Atlanta's Coca-Cola is teaming up with Keurig to offer a countertop Coke machine. File|Patch
By Deb Belt

First, Keurig took over America’s kitchens with its single-serve coffee brewer.

Now, it will team up with Atlanta-based Coca-Cola to bring a single-serving countertop Coke machine named Keurig Cold to market, says WXIA TV.

Coke’s joint venture with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters will create a design similar to the popular Keurig machines, and keep the Keurig name. Coca-Cola said it will pay $1.25 billion for 10 percent of the coffee roasting company.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the Coke-Keurig machine -- called Keurig Cold -- will work with pods, similar to the method of Keurig coffee machines. The Coke pods will contain two chambers - one with Coca-Cola syrup, while the second chamber would contain a type of carbonation capsule that will be released when the drinks are made. The new Keurig soft drink machine will also offer pods for non-carbonated cold drinks including tea, juices and sports drinks.

The machine differs in design from SodaStream's home carbonated drink machine, which has been taking on Coke and Pepsi products for seven years.

The Journal report says the Keuring Cold machines are expected to sell for $100 to $200.

Hannah Bissell February 13, 2014 at 12:48 PM
unfortunately, those single serve cups are such an environmental problem. use a re-usable cup like the MyK-cup and your own grounds. not only do you save the environment, you save a ton of money while still having the convenience of a single serve fresh brewed cup of coffee. this new system looks like it will be even less environmentally friendly. the benefit of the soda stream is you buy the syrup in bulk and the bottle can be recycled. the carbonation cartridges are re-filled and not just disposed of.
Concerned Worker February 13, 2014 at 01:18 PM
my only problem is that soda stream has SPLENDA in all of the cartridges. if I wanted diet soda I could buy it. I don't want those chemicals that sugar doesn't have.
LetsBePractical February 13, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Like the idea. Haven't had much success with at home soda machines. Love my Keurig though!!
W . Benz March 03, 2014 at 08:48 AM
Coke
Hannah Bissell April 01, 2014 at 11:23 AM
soda stream does have a line of Naturals soda that does not have Splenda

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