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Single-Serve Market Update – August 2014

Achart1“K-Cups® have driven all of the growth in the coffee category since mid-2012”

Between 2009 and 2013, traditional roast and ground volume declined by 1 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), while K-Cups grew at an 80 percent CAGR. The trend continues in 2014 and beyond, with reports indicating that single-serve is now accounting for nearly 41% of ground coffee sales. It’s estimated that 15 billion k-cups® will be consumed in 2014. From the smallest roasters to biggest brands the single-serve beverage market is exploding with growth.


  • Single serve is the fastest growing grocery SKU in North America for 2 years running.
  • It’s estimated that 15 billion k-cups® will be consumed in 2014.
  • Coffee Volumes Have already Outpaced US Food Volumes for 2014.
  • Intelligent Blends LP introduced Recyclable Single-Cups and has since packed tens of millions of eco-friendly cups for brands and roasters all over the US and abroad.
  • Intelligent Blends LP wins SCAA People’s Choice Award for Best New Product in Packaging for the #5 Recyclable Eco-Friendly Capsule.  Read More ›

Intelligent Blends Expands with Single-Serve Market

Capacity2We couldn’t be more excited to announce our plans to expand production, which means we’re adding another fully operational state-of-the-art production line bringing our capacity to over 200 million cups per year! Thanks to our friends, customers and supporters things have become so busy that we’ve barely had time to take a breath let alone reflect on our growth and accomplishments. With a second line coming soon, we’re poised to be one of the largest co-packing facilities in the US!

With new brands and varieties emerging in our single-cups each week, we’re working hard to support our customers supplying the thirsty single-serve market. Most recently, Intelligent Blend’s Recyclable Eco-Cups won the People’s Choice Award for Best Product in Packaging at the 2014 SCAA Symposium in Seattle, WA., our new online retail channel, is also growing very quickly with customers all over the United States. We’re working on so many exciting new and top secret things that I can’t wait to share with you!

New K-Cup® Machines to Drive Rapid Growth

OpenBrew2“Open Platform” simply means capable of working with ALL single-cups and k-cups® (including Keurig® 2.0 k-cups®).

The “open platform” k-cup® has become the accepted standard for single-cup brewing and is most certainly here to stay. Dozens of companies are introducing new “open platform” k-cup® brewers with innovative technology and beautifully designed machines built from the ground up to produce truly superior beverages. These next generation “open platform” single-cup brewing systems are capable of working with all single-cups including Keurig’s 2.0 capsules.

Looking to 2015 and beyond, the dramatic increase in number of k-cup® compatible brewers along with a considerably reduced baseline brewer cost means higher household penetration rates. Supporting ongoing predictions for growth of the single-serve beverage market in the US and abroad, we see tremendous opportunity in supplying this thirsty market with a growing variety and elevated quality of beverages made to work in these advanced machines.  Read More ›

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