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Marley Coffee Wins 2012 Automatic Merchandiser Readers' Choice

April 27, 2012
Marley Coffee

Marley Coffee, a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted gourmet coffee, today announced that the company is the proud recipient of the Automatic Merchandiser 2012 Readers' Choice New Product of the Year Award. New Marley Coffee Jamaica Blue Mountain Single-Serve Coffee Pods were honored by readers of the leading industry trade publication in the Hot Beverage Category.

The announcement was made in the May issue of Automatic Merchandiser on the first day of the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) OneShow at the Venetian/Sands in Las Vegas, April 25 - 27. Marley Coffee is showcasing a variety of new product offerings for the office coffee service (OCS), vending and foodservice sectors at Booth #447.

The award-winning Marley Coffee 100 percent Jamaica Blue Mountain(R) Coffee Single-Serve Pods are made using coffee beans that many connoisseurs consider the world's finest. While admired for its delicate balance of floral aroma, acidity and full body, it is the sweet, mellow, lingering finish that elevates this special coffee from all others. Each pre-measured portion of freshly roasted and ground coffee is sealed in a biodegradable, compostable paper filter. Marley Coffee Single-Serve Pods are available in 15 count boxes (At-Home) and 18 count boxes (Breakroom).

"We are thrilled readers selected Marley Coffee Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Pods as their favorite hot beverage for the Automatic Merchandiser 2012 Readers' Choice New Product of the Year Award," said Brent Toevs, CEO, Marley Coffee. "We are dedicated to bringing our fans and customers in the OCS, vending, foodservice and retail channels more ways to enjoy the soulful aroma and exceptional taste of Marley Coffee in their homes or offices."

During NAMA OneShow, Rohan Marley, chairman and co-founder of Marley Coffee, will be in attendance along with his sister, Karen Marley, as well as the company's senior management. World Heavyweight Champion, Lennox Lewis, who is a partner in the Jamaican division of Marley Coffee and long-time Marley Coffee ambassador, will join as a special guest.

"We are truly blessed to have been honored by the readers of Automatic Merchandiser with this New Product of the Year Award," said Rohan Marley. "Our Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Pods, like all of our products, are made to bring joy to those who enjoy a perfect cup of coffee, while keeping an eye on the future of our farmers and our planet. The Marley Coffee movement and the value of producing and delivering a sustainable, ethical coffee product continues to attract fans around the world. If you're in Las Vegas at NAMA OneShow, come share some coffee with us."

Marley Coffee currently offers two new varieties of Jamaica Blue Mountain(R) Ground Coffee roasts and six varieties of certified USDA Organic Ground Coffee as well as Whole Bean Coffee and Single-Serve At-Home Pods in an array of roasts. Marley Coffee is also available for the trade in Traditional Fracs, Single-Serve Breakroom Pods, Branded Vending and Foodservice Solutions.

All Marley Coffee products live up to the Rastafari standards of ITAL, standing for all things Pure, True and Vital. A portion of all sales of Marley Coffee supports the Kicks for Cause Foundation. Started by Marley Coffee, Kicks for Cause aims to build playable soccer fields and soccer camps for children of coffee-producing communities in Jamaica.

The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries including on-site, commissary, catering, & mobile. Its membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies.



Source: Copyright PRNewswire 2012


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