BELLEVUE, Wash. — Coinstar is bringing its coffee kiosk to various retail channels through an exclusive agreement with Starbucks-owned Seattle's Best Coffee.
The companies said they initially will roll out 500 Rubi coffee kiosks — which will serve Seattle's Best Coffee — to grocery, drug and mass merchant retail channels. The Rubi coffee kiosks serving Seattle's Best Coffee will initially be installed in the Northeast and West Coast regions. As Coinstar expands geographically with its coffee kiosk, it will also pursue additional channels as part of an ongoing rollout.
"We are delighted to introduce the Rubi kiosk, our third automated retail business," Coinstar CEO Paul Davis said. "Just as our Redbox movie rental and Coinstar coin-counting kiosks reimagined retail, we believe our coffee kiosk reimagines the coffee experience for consumers. In addition, we are very pleased to work with Seattle's Best Coffee, one of the country's premier coffee brands. Together, we will deliver the kind of quality, convenience and value that we know coffee drinkers on-the-go will appreciate."