Coke, Keurig Bringing the Real Thing to Kitchen 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

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.

Octo Slash February 13, 2014 at 08:55 AM
I hope people don't expect to get actual Coca Cola flavor from this contraption, because that ain't happening. On the other hand, if this idea is as successful as 'New Coke'....well...okay bad example.
sigvard jensen February 13, 2014 at 10:16 AM
bring back coke in a bottle
Jena Anton February 13, 2014 at 10:19 AM
@sigvard jensen, coke in a glass bottle is available at most grocery stores. Some even sell Mexican coke, which is sold in bottles and made with sugar cane instead of HFCS.
Jena Anton February 13, 2014 at 10:23 AM
@Octo Slash I disagree. Coca-Cola deploys massive quality control efforts. This product is essentially a home soda fountain and will taste no different. Soda fountains and freestyle machines around the world replicate precise Coca-Cola flavor every day using a very similar process.
Laura February 13, 2014 at 01:52 PM
I don't need another machine, they should have teamed with Soda Stream and allowed them to sell Coke syrup


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