K-cup coffee pod maker Keurig Green Mountain has inked a multi-year agreement to sell Kraft Foods Group’s coffee in packs compatible with its brewing machines.

Kraft-branded pods are expected to be launched later this year.

The Keurig brewing machine has popularised the use of pods, or small packets containing coffee, tea or hot chocolate powder, for one-cup brewing of hot drinks.

The Kraft-branded pods will come in three options: K-Cup single cup brewers for use in the forthcoming Keurig 2.0 Brewing System; K-Carafe packs optimised to brew four cups of coffee in a specially designed Keurig carafe; and the Keurig Bolt pack that brews a half-gallon pot of coffee from a single pack.

Initially, both Kraft and Keurig will handle manufacturing for single-serving pods. Eventually, Keurig will become the exclusive manufacturer of Kraft-branded Keurig packs.

Keurig has more than 50 brands and more than 290 beverage varieties currently available through its K-Cup offering.

Keurig’s president and CEO Brian Kelley said: "Adding Kraft’s celebrated brands to the licensed Keurig family means Keurig consumers will be able to enjoy even more beverages they know and love with the quality and consistency they expect from their Keurig brewer."