Keurig Green Mountain, known for its machines that dispense a single-serving of coffee or tea, announced on Tuesday a new personal beverage system. But, ironically on National Coffee Day, it's not a brand-new coffee-making model.

The company introduced its new Keurig Kold, a machine that lets consumers make carbonated beverages like Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper, sports hydration drinks, seltzers and cocktail mixers with just a push of a button.

While there are already at-home soda makers on the market such as the SodaStream, with the Keurig Kold customers will be able to make homemade Coke, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper, Canada Dry and Sprite with the machine.

Like the company's coffee machines, the Keurig Kold uses pods to make the beverages, which require the consumer to remove the seal, pop it in, and push the button on the machine to instantly make their cold drink.

The Kold has a thermal transfer system to rapidly chill the temperature of the beverage, and is equipped with carbon dioxide beads, which are located in the top half of the pod. When the drink is being made, CO2 is naturally released into the beverage to make it carbonated without needing a CO2 canister. The pods don't have to be refrigerated.

"Keurig has redefined the way consumers enjoy coffee and tea in their homes and offices and today with the launch of Keurig Kold, we're embarking on a new journey that will change the way consumers enjoy cold beverages at home," said Brian Kelley, president and CEO of Keurig, said in a press release. "The disruptive countertop-size innovation in Kold is like nothing consumers have ever experienced—from the rapid chilling that turns room-temperature water to a perfectly chilled drink at the push of a button; to the dispensing technology that produces consistently great tasting beverages; to the pod technology which enables fully carbonated beverages. Kold delivers game-changing, on-demand variety of sparkling or noncarbonated beverages all fresh made with Keurig simplicity."

Each pod pours an 8-ounce size beverage, and almost all the drinks are 100 calories or less. The brands that will be offered include those from the Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta), and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Dr Pepper, Canada Dry).

Keurig brands include: Seraphine zero-calorie flavored seltzers, Flyte sports drinks, Waterfall flavored waters, Red Barn Craft Soda, Flynn's Soda Shop (with flavors like Vanilla Cream and Root Beer), and Tierney's Iced Tea.

The Keurig Kold is available to order on the company website, and will be sold at select retailers and online in six cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York, starting later in October.

The Keurig Kold drink maker comes in white or black with two glasses for $369.99. The Kold pods retails for $4.49 to $4.99 for a four-count box.

Via: Keurig Green Mountain Inc.

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