Consumers put a premium on specialty coffee pods

Consumers put a premium on specialty coffee pods

Retailers are catering to the premium tastes of single-serve coffee drinkers with specialty pods

With premium and artisanal single-serve coffee pods, the average cup of joe is getting an upgrade.

Retailers report growing demand for upscale blends, sweet and seasonal flavors and textural components like froth or foam. Eco-friendly packaging is also of interest to shoppers who opt for the single-serve brew method.

Chicago-based IGA reports that craft brew brands like Peet’s are particularly popular.

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