A range of three Costa branded coffee pods for use in Kraft’s Tassimo coffee machines will launch in national retailers and in Costa stores this September.
A “roast and ground” product for use in cafetieres and filter machines will also be introduced.
Jim Slater, Costa Enterprise managing director, told Marketing Week: “Every day, our customers ask us why they cannot buy Costa coffee to drink at home. We felt it was about time we solved this problem.
“The Kraft collaboration is a natural step for Costa. We aim to grow Costa beyond the coffee shop, and this is a significant strategic move in our mission.”
Peter Seymour, coffee category director for Kraft, adds: “This is a combination of the unique simplicity of Tassimo technology and the Costa brand to bring the nation’s favourite coffee shop drinks in home.”
A “significant” marketing campaign, due to be created by Karmarama to support the co-branded launch, will also run towards autumn.
Seymour says: “Backing a unique new idea like this deserves exceptional communication efforts. Therefore both companies will be significantly stepping up their investments in this area. There will be a robust package of in-store, promotional and advertising support.”
The UK coffee market is worth around £900m and is currently growing at 11% annually.