Kraft Foods and Costa announce a major collaboration that will revolutionise in-home coffee enjoyment.
The alliance will allow consumers to enjoy the great taste and drinks of the nation’s favourite coffee* in their homes using the high-quality Tassimo on-demand beverage system.
Costa have made this move into the ‘at home’ market in response to customer feedback, which highlighted the discerning coffee consumer wants a great quality cup of coffee at any time of the day. This highlights Costa’s passion to deliver an unbeatable coffee experience, wherever a customer may be.
Jim Slater, MD of Costa Enterprises said:
“The Costa Tassimo range is an exciting new chapter for Costa. We have been overwhelmed with customers asking for their favourite coffee at home, and with the Costa-Kraft range, we can now deliver exactly that. Our aim is to give coffee lovers an unbeatable coffee experience wherever and whenever they want.”
For Kraft, this collaboration showcases commitment to the On Demand segment, the fastest growing in home coffee category, and the continued investment in Tassimo.
Peter Seymour, Coffee Category Director at Kraft Foods UK added:
“I am really excited about the potential of this great collaboration. It’s such a strong proposition, leveraging the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand with the simplicity and quality of Tassimo’s technology. The Tassimo system is a unique way to bring high-quality coffee-shop drinks to consumers at home. We are proud to be working alongside Costa Coffee, and taking the Costa experience in home via Tassimo.”
The Tassimo Costa range will initially offer three of the nation’s favourite beverages, the Cappuccino, the Latte and the Americano. Gennaro Pelliccia, Costa’s Master of Coffee, has worked for many months with experts from Kraft Foods to ensure that the unique taste of Costa coffee is maintained in the Tassimo products.
The Tassimo on demand system is manufactured by Bosch and offers consumers the convenience of producing great quality hot beverages at home, easily! By offering a range of Costa beverages in addition to the existing drinks portfolio, UK consumers can indulge in their love of Costa coffee drinks at home.
Dr. Ralf Fuchs, Senior Vice President Consumer Products of BSH added:
“We see a great potential in Tassimo, with further expansion opportunities in both existing and new markets. The strength of the Bosch brand combined with the strengths of the Tassimo and Costa brands is a recipe for continued success.”
Tassimo brewers and the Tassimo Costa range of T-discs will be communicated and available in selected Costa stores in the south west of England during May, before going on sale nationwide from Autumn 2012.