US-based Coffee roaster Melitta has selected the UpShot Solution to enter the single-serve market.
The UpShot Solution, developed by LBP Manufacturing, features an eco-friendly, single-serve filter that Melitta fills with coffee which is compatible with Keurig and other single-serve brewers.
Melitta marketing vice president Chris Hillman said they looked at several options in single-serve and determined LBP’s UpShot Solution was in line with its business model for both branded and B2B.
"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," Hillman said.
The UpShot filter features a proprietary mesh that delivers a enhanced sensory appeal to the brewing process. The filter is composed of 100% recyclable polypropylene, and the fresh seal can be made with recyclable materials.
Melitta will install customized equipment at its in Cherry Hill, NJ, to offer a variety of customers roasting, filling and packaging services in the UpShot filter technology.