Five New Companies Enter Single-Cup Market With UpShot From LBP Manufacturing

LBP Manufacturing, Inc. (LBP) recently announced a number of brands and roasters that have adopted the UpShot™ Solution to harness opportunities in the single-serve coffee market. Since LBP launched its line of eco-friendly single-serve filters in September 2012, the company has partnered with companies of all sizes, including the latest: Melitta, Saxbys Coffee, Mystic Monk Coffee, Woodshed Roasting Company and Hawaii Roasters.

"The UpShot Solution simply levels the single-serve playing field for those in the coffee business," said Matt Cook, president of LBP, in a prepared statement. The UpShot filter is compatible with Keurig® and other single-serve brewers. KEURIG is a registered trademark of Keurig, Inc., which is not affiliated or associated with LBP Manufacturing.

Woodshed Roasting Co., a specialty coffee roaster based in New Hampshire, is now able to offer a wide variety of its fair trade organic blends in a single-serve format utilizing the UpShot technology.

Mystic Monk Coffee, a small-batch coffee roaster led by Carmelite Monks in Wyoming, is leveraging the UpShot Solution to produce "Monk-Shots" – a single-serve filter with authentic-monk roasted coffee. Each "Monk-Shot" contains up to 20 percent more coffee than most major brands, making for a richer, fuller cup.

Hawaii Roasters, one of the only authorized Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee importers in the U.S., is now also offering single-serve using the UpShot filter.

Saxbys Coffee, a premier coffee franchise based in Pennsylvania, currently offers its well-known "Saxbys Signature Blend" in a single-serve format using the UpShot technology.

A well-established coffee company based in New Jersey, Melitta, will be the next to launch a single-serve offering leveraging the UpShot Solution. A new product line will be unveiled in April.

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