Keurig Releases Limited Edition 100% Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffees

Green Mountain Coffee® Special Reserve coffees available just in time for the holiday season

WATERBURY, Vt.--()--Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages with its innovative brewing technology, has released two Green Mountain Coffee® Special Reserve varieties: 100% Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain®. These world-renowned, limited edition coffees will be available in bags and in convenient K-Cup® packs for the Keurig® hot brewing system, just in time for the holiday season.

Both 100% Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain® are well-known within the coffee community and are famous for their unique flavor profiles and very specific growing conditions:

  • Green Mountain Coffee® 100% Kona is a cheerfully bright but delicate coffee that expresses dry, chardonnay-like notes while presenting refreshing hints of tropical fruit, tart green apple, and dried citrus. The aroma is pleasantly floral with an almond sweetness. The Kona region of Hawaii’s main island is marked by high elevation, frequent cloud cover, mild nights, and mineral-rich volcanic soil, making it an ideal environment for growing and nurturing 100% Kona, a highly-prized, award-winning coffee bean.
  • Green Mountain Coffee® Jamaica Blue Mountain® presents a heavy body with a silky, smooth finish and is made up of rich notes of chocolate, cherry, and plum, while hints of melon, lemon, and lime also shine through. This coffee is grown in the higher reaches of the Blue Mountains where rainfall is plentiful and the soil is extremely rich, and where nearly perpetual fog slows the plants’ development, thereby producing a denser bean than what is produced in other regions. Jamaica Blue Mountain® is known around the world for its exceptional flavor.

Both 100% Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain® 16-count K-Cup® packs for the Keurig® brewing system will be available in limited supply at select Bed Bath & Beyond retail stores this fall, in addition to being available online through www.Keurig.com. A 16-count box of each variety will retail for SRP $32.99, online and in-store. Each Special Reserve coffee is also available in whole bean bags exclusively through Keurig.com for $24.99.

Green Mountain Coffee® Special Reserve coffees are handcrafted, artfully roasted and made from beans that are among the rarest in the world. These unique varieties are offered a few times per year as limited edition roasts, available while supplies last.

About Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. The Company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. Keurig supports local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world. For more information visit: www.KeurigGreenMountain.com. To purchase Keurig® products visit: www.Keurig.com or www.Keurig.ca.

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Contacts

Media Contact
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Amy Doyle, 802-882-2295
PR Manager
amy.doyle@keurig.com

Contacts

Media Contact
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Amy Doyle, 802-882-2295
PR Manager
amy.doyle@keurig.com