iFill Cups™, which are pre-fillable, 100% recyclable cups for use in any K-Cup® brewer a consumer owns, will be featured by United Home Technologies, LLC at Coffee Fest 2014, May 30 – June 1 at the Cervantes Convention Center in St. Louis, MO. In addition, the company will introduce the iFill™ Dispenser and iFill Cup™ Filling Systems which give roasters an economical path of entry into the single serve market and give consumers the freedom to quickly and conveniently fill iFill Cups™ to brew their favorite brand and roast in single serve brewers.
iFill Cup™ is the core product in a family of solutions for the single serve market. What differentiates iFill Cup™ from other products is that it incorporates a larger fill chamber that can hold up to 15 g of ground coffee, allowing a consumer or roaster to add just the right amount to suit their needs. No more weak K-Cup coffee! In addition, patent pending technology extends extraction time, resulting in a more flavorful cup. They can be pre-filled and sealed, airtight to maintain maximum freshness of the coffee or tea inside and are 100% recyclable.
For roasters and businesses who desire to sell or use 2,000+ cups a day, the iFill™ Filling/Sealing/Packaging System FS3000 enables them to become their own co-packer with a minimal investment under $12,000. An existing employee can produce 1,800 cups in house within an hour so no additional employees are needed. They select the roast to pack and get their freshest coffee on shelves at its peak of freshness while saving money by eliminating shipping back and forth to a co-packer. Production speed is 30 cups per minute, hopper capacity of 25 lbs. of ground coffee, small footprint with less than 2 minute set-up time. The iFill™ Filling System FS1000 is designed for coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores and hotels and allow an existing employee to produce 600 cups within an hour. Production speed is 10 cups per minute, hopper capacity of ½ lb. up to 5 lbs. small footprint with set-up time less than 1 minute for an investment of under $2,000. Co-Branding to customize the iFill Cup™ lid and packaging is also available. Bonnie Binder, Marketing Director says “At the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) show in Seattle, roasters stopped by to test their own brand and roast in iFill Cup™. We had exclamations of surprise from roasters who said, ‘that’s how my coffee is supposed to taste!’ Roasters don’t want to be locked out of the lucrative single serve market but they are also not willing to sacrifice freshness and taste. iFill Cup™ and the new filling systems, provide roasters a way to participate in the single serve market without compromise.”
For retailers, iFill Cup™ fulfills consumer needs for convenience, freshness and recyclability. Consumers can make their own cups at home at up to half the cost, using their favorite brand and roast in the amount they choose, and will return regularly to purchase more. iFill Cups™ are re-usable up to 5 times if desired and are 100% recyclable. They have coffee lifecycle images printed on each lid which not only makes them attractive to display in any K-Cup holder, but also allows a consumer to choose different images to designate different brands, roast or levels of coffee or tea inside. They are available in 2 pack boxes (MSRP $0.99), 12 pack boxes (MSRP $3.49) and 18 pack boxes (MSRP $4.99) with multiple merchandising options including clip strips, countertop PDQ’s and floor displays.
The introduction of the iFill™ Dispenser, which has a capacity to hold ½ lb of coffee, allows a consumer to quickly fill and seal cups in minutes with just a press of the ErgoSeal™ Valve Button for precise dispensing. The iFill ™ Dispenser appeals to all coffee lovers and can be used with iFill Cups™ as well as other reusable filters, automatic drip coffee makers, espresso machines or French Press. Its large, 4 cup chamber may also be used to dispense whole beans, sugar, powdered creamer and more. The airtight lid keeps contents fresh. It delivers no mess, no spill filling with an MSRP of $19.99.
United Home Technologies, LLC will be located in Booth 629 at Coffee Fest, St. Louis.
About United Home Technologies, LLC:
United Home Technologies, LLC is an international enterprise integrating R&D, manufacturing and sales. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, our iFill Cup™, Chef Concepts™ and StickAgains™ Brand product lines feature innovative, patented, technology for the home.
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