Tuesday, September 29, 2015
"Keurig unveils its new home-brew soda machine"
"The all-white, $369.99 machine stands apart from previous carbonated and cold brew machines like Soda Stream, Keurig Green Mountain CEO Brain Kelley told me, because the device produces a carbonated drink without the need of a CO2 canister. Kold Pods, which will cost between $4.49 and $4.99 for a four-pack, actually include CO2 beads. It also delivers a cold beverage. "Other machines [drinks] don't come out cold," said Kelley. It's also starting out with some big name partners: Keurig Kold will be able to make Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper drinks..."
"Keurig gave the press an opportunity to brew our own cold and carbonated drinks... I hit the blue button and then waited as the device cooled the water to 44 degrees Fahrenheit. That was followed by a hissing sound and then a rush of carbonated water into the 8-ounce cup I'd placed below the dispenser. That was followed quickly by what looked like the flavor syrup. This all took about a minute and then my drink was ready. It tasted like fresh-from-the-bottle Coca-Cola. I was impressed."