Published On: Sat, Nov 7th, 2020

Specialty coffee company NuZee strikes manufacturing partnership with Farmer Bros

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Farmer Bros. Co. (Farmer Brothers) has entered into an agreement to allow NuZee (doing business as Coffee Blenders), a US specialty coffee company, to use its manufacturing capacity.

The partnership will enable NuZee in its continued efforts to roll out its coffee and tea products in the US.

Farmer Brothers is a coffee roaster, wholesaler, and distributor of coffee, tea, and culinary products.

The agreement will let NuZee have up to 50 co-packing machines in Farmer Brothers’ 500,000 square foot facility in Northlake, Texas.

The machines will eventually have the capacity to have a production of up to 300 million single serve tea bags, coffee pouches, and pour over drip cups.

The combination of Farmer Brothers’ manufacturing and distribution capability and NuZee’s technical expertise and products which have demand in Asia, the partnership is expected to speed up the scale-up in the US. Besides, it will enable efficient delivery of NuZee’s products to coffee firms and branded businesses.

Masa Higashida – President and CEO of NuZee said: “I am very excited to have Farmer Brothers as our manufacturing partner and believe by combining our expertise and capabilities we will be able to change the way single serve coffee is enjoyed in America.

“Our partnership features a shared commitment to sustainable practices that I believe will resonate with NuZee’s direct customers and consumers across the nation as they continue to look for environmentally friendly and convenient ways to enjoy the products they love.

“Farmer Brothers’ leadership vision aligns well with ours, and together, I believe we will be able accomplish our goals.”

Specialty coffee company NuZee strikes manufacturing partnership with Farmer Brothers in Northlake, Texas.

Specialty coffee company NuZee strikes manufacturing partnership with Farmer Brothers in Northlake, Texas. Photo courtesy of NuZee, Inc.

Farmer Brothers’ facility in Northlake is said to be strategically located to nearby shipping ports and major distribution routes. This will enable efficient movement of inbound raw materials and outbound finished goods for the two firms.

Deverl Maserang – Farmer Brothers President and CEO said: “We are delighted to partner with NuZee in helping to scale their innovative products and well-recognized brands in the U.S. By leveraging our manufacturing and distribution capabilities the agreement provides Farmer Brothers with incremental cost leverage and upside opportunity as NuZee builds its success in the U.S.

“Partnering with NuZee also is consistent with our demonstrated commitment to sustainable sourcing, production and distribution of environmentally conscious products.”

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