CICERO, Ill., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coffee roaster Melitta® USA has selected the UpShot™ Solution to enter the booming single-serve market. Developed by LBP Manufacturing, Inc., the UpShot Solution features an eco-friendly, single-serve filter that Melitta will fill with coffee. The pre-filled coffee filter is compatible with Keurig® and other single-serve brewers.*
Under the terms of this agreement, Melitta will install customized equipment at its state-of-the-art facility in Cherry Hill, N.J., to offer a variety of customers roasting, filling and packaging services in the UpShot filter technology.
"We looked at several options in single-serve and determined LBP's UpShot Solution was most in line with our business model for both branded and business to business," said Chris Hillman, vice president of marketing at Melitta. "The UpShot Solution is more environmentally-friendly than current products in the market and offers consumers a better cup of coffee. In addition, we are able to offer our customers a very flexible business model so that they too can enter the single-serve coffee category."
The UpShot filter features a unique proprietary mesh that delivers a heightened sensory appeal to the brewing process. Consumers can see and smell their coffee or tea from the moment they open the Fresh Seal (outer package). The filter is composed of 100% recyclable polypropylene, and the fresh seal can be made with recyclable materials.
"LBP looks forward to supporting Melitta's expansion into the single-serve space," said Matt Cook, president of LBP. "Because LBP and Melitta share similar company values, such as providing quality products and strong customer service, this is an ideal partnership."
Melitta plans to install equipment by year-end and will begin offering single-serve packs using the UpShot Solution technology through national and regional grocery chains by early 2013.
For more information about the UpShot Solution, please visit www.upshotsolution.com.
*KEURIG is a registered trademark of Keurig, Inc., which is not affiliated or associated with LBP Manufacturing.
About LBP Manufacturing
For more than 20 years, Chicago-based LBP Manufacturing, Inc. has combined innovation and performance to develop consumer-preferred, sustainable, on-the-go packaging. LBP harnesses innovation in material science, equipment and converting technology to meet varying demand of consumer packages for its customers. LBP is widely known for its hot beverage solutions such as the original Coffee Clutch® hot cup sleeve, Beverage on the Move™ insulated beverage to-go carrier and THERMO GRIP™ double-wall hot cups. LBP is a recipient of the Starbucks '2012 Supplier of the Year.' For more information, please visit www.lbpmfg.com.
About Melitta USA
For over 100 years, Melitta has dedicated itself to providing the ultimate coffee experience with its premium line of coffee, coffee filters and high quality coffee makers, bringing European indulgence to life. The company was founded in 1908 by Melitta Bentz, after receiving a patent for her two-part coffee filtering system consisting of a filter and filtration paper. The filter system was the first to successfully remove coffee residue in the brewing process, revolutionizing the way coffee was brewed. Melitta USA, Inc., part of the privately held Melitta Group in Minden, Germany, is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Melitta USA produces coffee and filters in North America and markets the line in the U.S. For more information, visit www.melitta.com. Follow the flavor at Facebook.com/MelittaUSA, Twitter.com/MelittaUSA and Pinterest.com/MelittaUSA.
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