Top-Selling Mars Drinks of 2015

With over 37 million filterpacks sold, Mars Drinks represents a major category for CDC. Here’s a look on how those sales break down by category and by SKU.

Alterra coffee made up 67.4% of sales, with Bright Tea contributing 23.3%, Indulgence drinks 7.4%, Peet’s coffee 1.1%, and the new Barista Espresso filterpacks contributing 0.8%.

 
 

The far-and-away top-selling SKU was once again Alterra Colombian. Rounding out the top ten for 2015:

  • Alterra Colombian (ALTCO)
  • Alterra French Roast (ALTFR)
  • Alterra Hazelnut (ALTH)
  • Alterra French Vanilla (ALTFV)
  • Alterra House Blend (ALTHB)
  • Bright Tea English Breakfast (BTEB)
  • Dove Hot Chocolate (FLCH)
  • Alterra Morning Roast (ALTMR)
  • Bright Tea Select Green (BTGT)
  • Bright Tea Green Tea With Jasmine (BTGTJ)

Top-Selling K-Cups of 2015

Let’s look back at 2015 and analyze our top selling K-Cups. 

Once again, 87.9% of our K-Cup sales were coffee, while Tea accounted for only 10.8%, and Indulgence drinks 1.3%.

Green Mountain continues to dominate as the top brand, with 65.3% of sales, though other brands are gaining market share. Starbucks ranked 2nd with 8.3% of sales, followed by Celestial Seasonings, Coffee People, Twinings, and many other smaller brands.

 
 

Green Mountain Dark Magic continues to rank as our most popular K-Cup, accounting for 9% of K-Cup sales! The rest of the top ten list for 2015 is below:

  • Green Mountain Dark Magic (GMKDM)
  • Green Mountain Fair Trade Colombian (GMKS)
  • Green Mountain Breakfast Blend (GMKBB)
  • Green Mountain French Roast (GMKF)
  • Green Mountain Hazelnut (GMKH)
  • Green Mountain French Vanilla (GMKFV)
  • Coffee People Donut Shop Original (KDONUT)
  • Green Mountain Nantucket Blend (GMKNAN)
  • Starbucks Café Verona (KSBCV)
  • Starbucks Pike Place (KPP)

Introducing Mars Drinks Real Milk Froth

Attention Flavia users – some changes are coming to the “Fabulous Froth” line of two-pack drinks.

Fabulous Froth Mocha is being discontinued by the manufacturer.

However, Fabulous Froth Original is back and better than ever – with a new name: Real Milk Froth. Reformulated for better taste, use Real Milk Froth Powder in combination with any drink in the Alterra Coffee or Bright Tea lineup to create a delicious cappuccino or latte. And at only 50 calories, it’s a guilt-free office indulgence!

 
 

To brew a two-pack drinks with your Flavia machine, first use the Real Milk Froth packet, and then insert your favorite coffee or tea filterpack when prompted. Experimentation and creativity are encouraged!

Celebrate The Holiday Season With Green Mountain

The Holiday season is perhaps the most popular, as far as Green Mountain’s seasonal coffees are concerned. Three different holiday coffees are available, all for a limited time!

 
 

Green Mountain Gingerbread is available in K-Cups (code: GMKGING) and 2.2-ounce fractional packs (X348).

Green Mountain Holiday Blend is available in K-Cups (code: GMKHOL).

Green Mountain Spicy Eggnog is available in K-Cups (code: GMKEGG).

Alterra Donut Shop Dark Now Available!

Alterra Donut Shop Blend has become one of Mars Drinks’ more popular offerings since its 2013 debut. But many clients, especially in our New York market, have a taste for something darker. 

Introducing Alterra Donut Shop Dark! The latest “dark and intense” coffee exclusively for the Flavia single-cup brewer.

 
 

Order now using code ALTDSD. Donut Shop Dark is priced the same as the rest of the Alterra coffee lineup, and packed 20 per rail, 100 per case. Merchandiser window labels are available upon request.

More Starbucks K-Cups Now Available

The premium Starbucks K-Cup lineup has proved to be very popular since its debut, and now the array of offerings has grown by 50%! Breakfast Blend (medium roast) and French Roast (dark roast) are now available!

 
 

The full Starbucks K-Cup lineup, with our product codes, is listed below:

  • KSBV – Starbucks Veranda Blonde    
  • KSBB – Starbucks Breakfast Blend 
  • KSBCV – Starbucks Café Verona     
  • KPPD – Starbucks Decaf Pike Place 
  • KSF – Starbucks French Roast 
  • KPP – Starbucks Pike Place     

Pumpkin Spice K-Cups Now Available

Of all the seasonal K-Cups, Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice is far and away the most popular each and every year. We just received our allotment for this Fall, so order your share now before this limited-time treat is sold out for 2015! Order using code: GMKPUMP.

 
 

Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice will also be available in 2.2-ounce fractional packs (code: X395), although we have not yet received delivery to our warehouse. We expect to have ground Pumpkin Spice available for sale to our non-Keurig customers within 1-2 weeks.

Cinnabon K-Cups Replacing Cinnamon Roll

Green Mountain has announced a SKU change to its K-Cup lineup. The popular Cinnabon brand is coming soon to a Keurig machine near you!

 
 

Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups (code: GMKCINB) are now available for purchase. This new flavor is priced the same as the standard Green Mountain K-Cup coffees, and packed 24 per box, 96 per case.

Cinnabon K-Cups will replace Donut House Collection Cinnamon Roll K-Cups. We have a limited supply of Donut House Cinnamon Roll K-Cups left in stock – once our currently supply sells out, it will be discontinued. 

However, the rest of the Donut House Collection line of K-Cups – Donut House Coffee, Donut House Decaf, and Donut House Chocolate Glazed Donut – will still be available. This SKU change only affects the Cinnamon Roll K-Cups.

Alterra Pumpkin Spice Season Is Here!

Alterra’s one and only seasonal coffee – Pumpkin Spice – is always a hit with our Flavia customers. And once supplies are sold out, all we can say is: “wait ‘til next year!” Order now using code: ALTPS.

 
 

Alterra Pumpkin Spice is sold in self-merchandising kits, meant to sit atop your counter or Flavia Merchandiser as a temporary offering. Each kit contains 16 filterpacks, for a total case count of 80.

Alterra Italian Roast To Replace Espresso Roast

Mars Drinks has re-named their Alterra Espresso Roast product to Alterra Italian Roast (new code: ALTIR). Over the next few days, we will run out of Espresso Roast product in our warehouse and begin shipping product with the new Italian Roast packaging.

 
 

The product is exactly the same “Dark and Intense” coffee; this is just a name change.

GMCR Spring-Summer Seasonal Coffees

This year, Green Mountain is offering two different Spring/Summer seasonal coffees and both are now in stock and ready for you to order – Island Coconut and Summer Sunrise!

 
 

Green Mountain Island Coconut is available in K-Cups (code: GMKIC) and 2.2-ounce fractional packs (code: X89).

Green Mountain Summer Sunrise is available in K-Cups only (code: GMKSS).

Enjoy Peet’s Coffee With Your Flavia Brewer!

Mars Drinks is bringing another big-name coffee brand to its Flavia single-cup brewer lineup. You can now order and brew Peet’s filterpacks!

Three different Peet’s coffees are now available for use with your Flavia machine:

  • Colombia Luminosa, described as “mild, sweetly aromatic, and smooth” (code: FPCL)
  • Café Domingo, described as “smooth, balanced, and medium bodied” (code: FPCD)
  • French Roast, described as “intensely bold and smoky” (code: FPFR)
 
 

Peet’s is a premium option for our Flavia clients. Peet’s filterpacks come 20 per rail, 80 per case. 

And of course, we continue to offer Peet’s beans and ground coffee for traditional coffee brew systems!

Top-Selling Mars Drinks of 2014

Yesterday we analyzed our 2014 K-Cup sales. Now it’s time to look at our other major single-cup category: Mars Drinks for Flavia brewers.

Tea makes up a much stronger percentage of Mars Drinks sales, at 23.1%. Coffee still accounted for the bulk of the sales, at 69.1%, with Indulgence drinks contributing 7.8%.

 
 

The top selling SKU, as usual, was Alterra Colombian, racking up an impressive 12.7% of sales. The rest of the top ten for 2014 are listed below:

  • Alterra Colombian (ALTCO)
  • Alterra French Roast (ALTFR)
  • Alterra Hazelnut (ALTH)
  • Alterra Espresso Roast (ALTER)
  • Alterra French Vanilla (ALTFV)
  • Alterra House Blend (ALTHB)
  • Alterra Morning Roast (ALTMR)
  • Dove Hot Chocolate (FLCH)
  • Bright Tea English Breakfast (BTEB)
  • Bright Tea Select Green (BTGT)

Top-Selling K-Cups of 2014

We sold over 16 million K-Cups in 2014, so it’s only natural to be curious what the top sellers were.

87.9% of our K-Cup sales were coffee, 11% Tea, and 1.1% Indulgence drinks.

Green Mountain as a brand made up two-thirds of the sales, with the next most popular brand being Starbucks, at 6.8%.

 
 

Out of over 100 SKU’s, amazingly, Green Mountain Dark Magic alone accounted for 9.2% of K-Cup sales! Below is the rest of the top ten drinks of 2014:

  • Green Mountain Dark Magic (GMKDM)
  • Green Mountain Fair Trade Colombian (GMKS)
  • Green Mountain French Roast (GMKF)
  • Green Mountain Breakfast Blend (GMKBB)
  • Green Mountain Hazelnut (GMKH)
  • Green Mountain French Vanilla (GMKFV
  • Coffee People Donut Shop Original (KDONUT)
  • Green Mountain Nantucket Blend (GMKNAN)
  • Celestial Seasonings Green Tea (GMKGT)
  • Starbucks Pike Place (KPP)

Starbucks Sumatra Beans Discontinued

Starbucks has discontinued production of Sumatra whole bean and ground coffee. We still have enough Sumatra ground coffee in stock to last a couple more weeks, but we are sold out of Starbucks Sumatra beans effective immediately.

If you have a bean-to-cup brewer in your office -- such as a Starbucks Interactive Cup -- and were using Sumatra, you will have to switch to a replacement. Caffe Verona, a similar dark roast coffee, is the suggested alternative. We also suggest that you try our top-selling Starbucks coffee, Pike Place, if you haven't already.

The full listing of Starbucks whole bean coffees that we offer is below, with product codes. All are packed in 1-pound bags, 6 bags per case:

  • Breakfast Blend (SBUCKBB)
  • Blonde Veranda Blend (SBUCKBV1)
  • Cafe Estima Blend (SBUCKE1)
  • Caffe Verona (SBUCKV1)
  • Caffe Verona Decaf (SBUCKVD)
  • Espresso Roast (SBUCKE)
  • French Roast (SBUCKFR)
  • Pike Place (SBUCKPP1)
  • Pike Place Decaf (SBUCKPPD1)

If you don't have a grinder or a bean-to-cup brewer, Starbucks coffees are also available in ground fractional packs, and in K-Cups. Below are your ground coffee options, minus Sumatra:

  • Breakfast Blend (X381)
  • Blonde Veranda Blend (X309)
  • Caffe Verona (X393)
  • French Roast (X392)
  • Pike Place (X159)
  • Pike Place Decaf (X107)

Peruse our equipment list or contact us today to discuss options for your office!

Wolfgang Puck Colombian K-Cups Discontinued

We have sold out of Wolfgang Puck Colombian K-Cups, and they are no longer available from the manufacturer.
 
The following Wolfgang Puck K-Cups ARE still available:

  • Wolfgang Puck Breakfast In Bed (WPKBB)
  • Wolfgang Puck Creme Caramel (WPKCC)
  • Wolfgang Puck Decaf Colombian (WPKDEC)
  • Wolfgang Puck Jamaica Me Crazy (WPKJAM)
 

These Wolfgang Puck K-Cups Are Still Available

 

As a substitute for Wolfgang Puck Colombian, we suggest Green Mountain Fair Trade Colombian (GMKS). Follow this link to peruse our complete K-Cup list.

Questions about K-Cups or any of our other coffees? Contact us today!

Alterra Pumpkin Spice Is Back In Stock!

It is Pumpkin Spice season for our Flavia customers as well! Back by popular brand for its fourth year, Alterra Pumpkin Spice (ALTPS) is now available for order!

As in previous years, Alterra Pumpkin Spice is being sold in 16-count self-merchandising kits that sit atop your merchandiser or countertop, so you don't need to worry about re-arranging your merchandiser or cutting another coffee from your menu. Pumpkin Spice is sold 5 boxes per case, for the same case price as the rest of the Alterra coffee lineup.

 

Alterra Pumpkin Spice: Sold In 16-Count Self-Merchandising Kits

 

Don't forget to try a simple and delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte, utilizing a Fabulous Froth Original packet and your brewer's two-pack drink brewing option!

Explore Flavia single-cup brewers for yourself, or contact us today to learn more from one of our office refreshement experts!

Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice Season!

As Summer winds down, that means Autumn approaches and it's time for Green Mountain's most popular seasonal coffee flavor: Pumpkin Spice!

 

GMCR Pumpkin Spice: Ground Or K-Cup

 

Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice is now available in K-Cups (GMKPUMP) and 2.2-ounce ground fractional packs (X395). Get your order in while supplies last! This one always flies off of our shelves!

Click to learn more about all of Green Mountain's Fair Trade seasonal coffees.