The Trend of K Cups

On one way, the GMCR would buy roasted coffee from Starbucks, package it into the K-cup and sell into the retail channel. Then GMCR pays Starbucks a royalty for.

K cups provide an individual with a single cup of coffee in a short brewing cycle. People have bought new machines to use these cups, and love the convenience o.

In September, Green Mountain will lose the main patents on K-Cups, allowing competitors to make their own versions. Rivals already have emerged, including one-cup pods made by Rogers Family Co. that are compatible with Green Mountain's Keurig machines.

On one way, the GMCR would buy roasted coffee from Starbucks, package it into the K-cup and sell into the retail channel. Then GMCR pays Starbucks a royalty for.

Although the small, single-use packets called K-cups that the coffee, tea or cider for the machine typically come in are not easy to recycle, the Massachusetts-based company is working on other approaches to reduce its carbon and solid waste footprint,