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Giles Lenox Investigates Advertising of Single Serving Coffee Cups
By Bryce A. Lenox on Thursday, August 13, 2015
CINCINNATI, OHIO - Giles Lenox is currently investigating potential claims concerning single serve coffee cups and representations by certain manufacturers that their products are compatible with Keurig 2.0 coffee brewers, when in fact they are not compatible with Keurig 2.0 coffee makers.
Keurig coffee machines are single service coffee systems made by the Keurig Company. Keurig coffee systems use “K Cups” as the delivery mechanism for single serve coffee. Each K-Cup is a plastic container with a coffee filter inside. Ground coffee beans are packed in the K-Cup and sealed airtight with a combination plastic and foil lid. When the K-Cup is placed in a Keurig brewer, the brewer punctures both the foil lid and the bottom of the K-Cup and forces hot water, under pressure, through the K-Cup and into a mug or cup. Initially used only for coffee, K-Cup varieties now include tea, hot chocolate, iced teas and coffee, as well as fruit drinks. Keurig licenses its K-Cup technology to coffee roasters and tea makers such as Starbucks, Folgers and Green Mountain Coffee.
Certain manufacturers produce generic versions of single-serving “K Cups.” However, for a certain period of time, these single serving K-Cups, including those manufactured by Luzianne Tea, did not work in Keurig 2.0 machines, despite advertising on the product’s packaging stating that their products will work in Keurig brewers. When those single serve cups were placed into a Keurig 2.0 machine, the brewer would not brew the coffee, and Keurig’s screen displayed the following message: “Oops! This pack wasn't designed for this brewer. Please try one of the hundreds of packs with the Keurig® logo.”
If you or someone you know purchased single serving coffee cups that were advertised to be compatible with Keurig 2.0 coffee brewers but in fact were not compatible with a Keurig 2.0 brewer, you may be entitled to compensation for your recent purchase. For more information, please contact attorneys Brian Giles or Bryce Lenox at 513.815.3853 or via email at Brian@gileslenox.com and Bryce@gileslenox.com.
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