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Coffee fruit beverage pioneer KonaRed to move into powdered beverage pods

By Elaine Watson+

Last updated on 11-Jul-2014 at 00:24 GMT2014-07-11T00:24:42Z

Coffee fruit beverage pioneer KonaRed to move into powdered beverage pods

Hawaii-based coffee fruit beverage maker KonaRed has teamed up with at-home carbonation expert Sparkling Drink Systems International (SDS) to develop a line of powdered beverage pods.

The pods will be exclusively for use with Viberation, SDS' new At-Home Carbonation appliances , which don’t require CO2 cylinders.

The KonaRed / Viberation co-branded beverage range is expected to include original Hawaiian CoffeeBerry, Organic Green Tea and Coconut Water flavor pods and be available in the United States in late 2014.

KonaRed, which launched its first products in 2011 and became a public company in 2013, recently teamed up with Splash Beverage Group to sell and distribute its products across the US.

Click HERE to read our interview with KonaRed CEO Shaun Roberts. 

*COLD CARBONATION NEWS ALERT: Keurig Green Mountain announced today that it will open a manufacturing facility in Douglas County, Georgia that will be dedicated to the production of pods for its new Keurig Cold platform.

The cold beverage system is being developed in conjunction with Coca-Cola, which earlier this year bought 16% of the company.  Click HERE .

Will Keurig Cold turn the soft drinks market on its head? Register HERE for our live online Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum  on July 23 to find out.

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