DS Waters Buys OCS And Water Division Of Cascade Coffee, Inc.

Aug. 14, 2013

DS Waters of America, Inc., owner of the Standard™ coffee brand, has announced the acquisition of the office coffee and water filtration service divisions of Cascade Coffee, Inc., headquartered in Everett, Wash. This is the company's first acquisition in the office coffee service or water filtration categories since March 2012 when DS Waters acquired The Standard Coffee Service Co., according to the company.

Cascade Coffee has delivered coffee services to businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest region since 1995. "Customers can now enjoy a variety of beverage offerings including brewed coffee, tea and bottled water delivered by one company," said Phil Johnson, chairman and CEO of Cascade Coffee, Inc., in a prepared statement.

"The quality of the drinking water truly makes a difference in brewing a delicious cup of coffee," stated Ken Shea, vice president general manager brewed beverage division, DS Waters®. "We are pleased that we will continue to distribute the Compass Creek coffee brand to all our customers in Washington and Oregon."

DS Waters continues to increase its share of the bottled water and brewed beverage market with recent acquisitions of regional and national brands, according to the release. Its comprehensive range of products and services include brewed coffee and tea products, bottled water, flavored drinks, juices, condiments, ancillary supplies, brewing equipment, water filtration systems and delivery services to create appealing brewed-beverage stations for employees and guests.

"We welcome all Cascade Coffee customers to the DS Waters family and look forward to offering them a wide variety of beverages delivered through our outstanding customer service," said Tom Harrington, president and CEO, DS Waters.