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Panera Bread launches Single-Serve Coffee Cups

DBR Staff Writer Published 20 November 2013

Panera Bread, the quick casual restaurant leader which owns and franchises over 1,700 bakery-cafes, is introducing its first Single-Serve Coffee Cups in select U.S. retailers nationwide.


Panera Bread's Single-Serve Coffee Cups combine the at-home convenience of single-serve brewing systems with the fresh and flavorful Panera coffee experience. The Cups are designed for use in single-serve coffee machines, such as select Keurig®-brand brewers, and are available in four varieties: Dark Roast, Light Roast, Colombia and Hazelnut Crème.

Panera Bread partnered with Distant Lands Coffee, which sources the coffee served at Panera Bread® bakery-cafes, to develop its Single-Serve Cups. The Single-Serve Cups feature the same high quality coffee served at Panera Bread® bakery-cafes and include Distant Lands' patented Fresh-Valve™ on each Cup lid to allow coffee to be packed fresh immediately after roasting. The Cups include a dual filter system: one filter allows natural flavors and oils to pass through, while the second catches grounds, to maximize taste and quality.

"Our customers appreciate the level of care we put into our menu, like our commitment to fresh coffee, on the hour, in every bakery-cafe," said Stephanie Crimmins, Vice President, Panera Bread. "With Panera Single-Serve Cups we are offering them the same fresh coffee experience in their own kitchen."

In addition to Panera Bread's new Single-Serve Coffee Cups, the company offers bagged ground coffee at select retailers.

Image : Panera Bread launches Single-Serve Coffee Cups. Photo courtesy of Marketwired