Boyd's Launches Single-Cup Coffees for Retail & Foodservice

Offers greater flexibility, profitability for slower day-parts

Boyd's coffee (CSP Daily News / CSPnet / Convenience Store Petroleum)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Boyd's Coffee is launching a new generation of single-cup coffees for brewers that accept K-Cup portion packs.

The cups' soft mesh filter offers the same convenience as other single cups, only with significantly less packaging than the traditional rigid-side format. The mesh filter also enables coffee drinkers to experience the fresh-roasted coffee's aroma; now single-cup coffee drinkers can wake up and smell the coffee.

"We are launching the next generation of the single-cup coffee experience because we believe everyone deserves a great cup of coffee," said Jeffrey Newman, president and CEO of Boyd Coffee. "We looked at other product designs in the single-cup category, and knew that we could offer a vastly better coffee experience, with a design that minimizes waste."

The coffees come in a variety of roast levels and include organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified options: French No. 6, Red Wagon Organic Coffee, Good Morning, Hi-Rev (delivers more caffeine) and Lost Lake Decaf Organic Coffee.

For home brewing, Boyd's Coffee is offering a 12-count carton with a Fresh Lock inner foil bag that seals in freshness. Grocers, including select Albertsons and Roth's Fresh Markets, will carry the 12-count retail packages. A 20-count carton with individually wrapped cups will also be available for office coffee, restaurants and other foodservice businesses.

The single-cup format is also growing in foodservice operations, including restaurants, hotels, convenience stores and office coffee.

"While most of our business partners will continue to brew Boyd's Coffee the traditional way, adding a single-cup option gives them greater flexibility and profitability. For example, a restaurant owner might brew a single cup of decaf during a slower day-part for the freshest cup of coffee with the least amount of waste," Newman said.

Founded in 1900 in Portland, Ore., Boyd's has a long, storied history of helping restaurants, hotels and convenience stores attract and keep customers by providing them with consistently excellent coffee, tea and other beverages.