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Get to know the world’s largest coffee conglomerate, JAB Holdings

  • David Yanofsky
By David Yanofsky

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Keurig Green Mountain the maker of Keurig on-demand coffee machines is being bought by a closely held investment company controlled by four billionaire siblings. It already has controlling stakes in Jacobs Douwe Egberts, “The worlds largest pure-play coffee company;” Caribou Coffee, an internationally operated and licensed coffee chain with hundreds of locations; and Peet‘s, a retail coffee chain with more than 200 US locations. Which was created through the merger of the coffee assets of Mondelez—the coffee parts of a part of the company once known as Kraft Foods—and DE Master Blenders—some coffee and tea related parts of that had been spun out of Sara Lee. The combined company—known as Jacobs Douwe Egberts—includes the following consumer on-demand coffee brands: Senseo, an on-demand coffee machine maker; L‘Or, a manufacturer of Nespresso compatible pods; and Tassimo, An on-demand coffee system and pod brand. Peet‘s recently acquired Intellegencia—a multi-city retail coffee chain with 10 locations in New York, Chicago, and LA—and—Stumptown another US multi-city retail coffee chain with 10 locations in Portland, Chicago, New York, and LA. Both of which source and roast their own coffee high-end varieties on a comparatively small scale.

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