RealCup™ Brand Capsules Compatible with Keurig® 2.0 Brewers

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee announces technology for independent capsule brands; ensuring continued freedom of choice for consumers

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - RealCup™ brand, the fast-growing portfolio of independent single-serve beverage capsules, has delivered another innovation breakthrough that will ensure consumers continue to enjoy the widest possible choice and the best available taste in single-serve coffee and tea capsules.

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, the company that owns and manufactures the RealCup™ technology and brand, announced today that it will launch a new version of the RealCup™ capsule that is compatible with Keurig Green Mountain's K2.0 brewer, scheduled for launch later this year. 

RealCup™ capsules have been chosen by popular brands including Marley Coffee®, Martinson® coffee, Numi® tea, China Mist® tea, and Higgins & Burke tea™, as well as some of North America's most recognized private label brands.

"We are very pleased that our focus on innovation, quality, and freedom of choice has led to new technology that will produce authentic tasting coffee and tea products in all K-Cup type single-serve brewers, both old and new styles," said Bill VandenBygaart, Vice President of Business Development for Mother Parkers.  "Standard size capsule brews, as well as larger carafe and multi-serve formats, will soon be available for independent brands of single-serve capsules. Consumers will be the ultimate winners by having the best tasting coffees and teas available."

The new technology will be applied to the recently launched EcoCup™ capsule format, which utilizes a recyclable filter and cup that is accepted by many curbside recycling programs.  Higgins & Burke loose leaf teas launched in the clear capsule EcoCup™ clear capsule format in April 2014 and a wide variety of coffee brands will be available in the eco-conscious choice in 2015.

All of the new, K2.0-compatible capsule formats to be launched by Mother Parkers will feature the FlavorMax™ filter.  The unique filter allows more of the essential oils into the cup to produce a new level of quality and authentic taste in single-serve capsule brewing, proven in scientific studies to deliver a more flavorful cup of coffee compared to the leading brand.

About RealCup™ Brand Single-Serve Capsules:
RealCup™ capsules are designed for use with Keurig® K-Cup® compatible single-serve brewers. RealCup™ single-serve capsules were developed by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, one of the largest coffee and tea manufacturers in North America. The company combines state-of-the-art technology and new product innovation with more than 100 years of quality and service excellence to deliver an exceptional beverage experience in mainstream and specialty coffee, tea, and complementary beverages. A leader in the independent single-serve beverage industry, the RealCup™ brand strives to bring sustainability, choice, value and quality to the consumer, both through partner brands and through flexible licensing agreements.

*RealCup™ and EcoCup™ brands and Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee have no affiliation with Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Keurig® or K-Cup®.  Keurig® and K-Cup®are registered trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain Inc.

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