Speciality coffee company NuZee has signed a strategic partnership with Farmer Bros Co (Farmer Brothers) to get access to its manufacturing space.

Established in 1912, Farmer Brothers is a coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products in the US.

Under the agreement, NuZee will install nearly 50 co-packing machines at Farmer Brothers’ 500,000ft2 SQF-certified facility located in Northlake, Texas.

Speaking of the development, NuZee president and CEO Masa Higashida 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 to accomplish our goals.”

NuZee’s machines have the capacity to produce nearly 300 million single serve tea bag, coffee pouches and pour over drip cups.

The partnership could combine Farmer Brothers manufacturing and distribution capabilities with NuZee’s technical expertise.

Farmer Brothers president and CEO Deverl Maserang said: “We are delighted to partner with NuZee in helping to scale their innovative products and well-recognised brands in the US.

“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 US.

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