VISTA, CALIF. — NuZee, Inc., a maker of single-serve coffee products, announced it is expanding its production plant in Vista to accommodate the growth of its Drip Cup line of functional gourmet coffee sold under the Coffee Blenders brand.
The expansion will include the addition of two new Drip Cup co-packing machines and an upgrade to process automation. The expansion is expected to more than double NuZee’s annual single-serve pour-over Drip Cup production, improve reliability and lower costs, the company said.
“This expansion reflects our success to date, as well as our confidence for continuing growth in 2018 and beyond,” said Masa Higashida, chief executive officer. “As announced earlier this month, NuZee has been granted the exclusive North American rights to utilize NASA Corp.’s proprietary Drip cup packing machinery brand FUSO in the manufacturing of our Coffee Blenders line of Drip Cup coffee products. This technology, which manufactures the majority of the 2.3 billion Drip Cups used each year in Japan, provides us with a significant competitive advantage.”NuZee manufactures and sells its Drip Cup line of single serve, pour-over functional coffees: Lean Cup (for weight loss), Think Cup (for cognitive performance), Relax Cup (for stress reduction), Active Cup (for a pre-workout boost of energy), Nude Cup (100% Arabica coffee with no function), and Matcha Cup tea.