Coffee is a complex product and even when growers and roasters do absolutely everything right, all their efforts might go for naught if the grinding and brewing isn’t just as perfect as every other step. At best, home grinding and brewing is a hit and miss affair. Delivering a final cup that is just as the roast-master intended is the missing link in coffee.
Our company started 15 years ago with an aim to solve that missing link. The first efforts were in developing the Senseo® single-serve coffee, and later, moved to improving the design and implementation of Keurig® K Cup® single-serve technology. Surpassing the pre-existing limitations with advanced earth friendly materials, pod designs, and a unique filling technology has created a game changer for consumers and the industry.
Pod production before was limited to big roasters employing huge equipment that took months to install, a staff to manage, and complex product runs to assemble component pieces of cups, filters, lids, and adhesives. To add to the problem, most pods in use were incapable of handling the degassing pressures of fresh roasted coffee. The results frequently left consumers making a choice for convenience over quality.
iFillSystems™ changed all that by building a better pod, capable of fresh fills of just roasted coffee, with the finer grinds, and larger volumes, needed to brew true coffeehouse quality. Better pods combined with efficient compact filling equipment now enables roasters of all sizes to compete in this major segment of the marketplace.
What we began in the coffee industry, we are now expanding into multiple markets with new brewers, new recycling systems and filling equipment for beverages of every type. We make innovation affordable, and level the playing field with earth friendly solutions that make better tastes and a better world.
Behind iFill’s aim for excellence, is a bright group of individuals, dedicated to working together in a culture of mutual respect, support, and service to our client partners. Team work does make the dream work!
MEET THE TEAM
Put your coffee in the hands of experts
Founder & CEO
Director of Operations
Senior Vice President of Sales
& Channel Development
SCAA Certified Gold Technician
Vice President of Sales
Senior Logistics Manager
& Accounts Payable
Sales Support Manager
& Accounts Receivable
& Senior Designer
Director of Business Support
& Equipment Engineer
Director of eCommerce
1993 – Founded in Ann Arbor, MI as Household Technologies Group. First discussed & worked with Mr. Coffee, Hamilton-Beach, Salton, Bunn, and more to introduce single-serve coffee in North America.
1998 – Relocated to Corvallis, OR and patented single-cup coffee brewing and manufacturing technologies. Expanded our engineering services to Europe to work with leading coffee companies like Nespresso, Krups, Eugster/Frismag, Sara Lee/Douwe Egberts, Philips, Saeco, and more.
2001 – Partnered with Sunbeam Corp. (now part of Jarden Corp.) as a result of seven years of great teamwork with the Mr. Coffee team. Formed R&D partnership with P&G’s Global Coffee Business Unit (prior to JM Smucker’s acquisition of Folgers).
2003 – Partnered with Sara Lee/Douwe Egberts (now part of JAB/Keurig®).
2007 – Launched the world’s first vacuum-sealing lid Keepeez® to turn all ordinary bowls and containers into food-saving vacuum containers. NBC Today Show, ABC News, Home & Garden (HGTV) and many other national TV networks featured Keepeez®, and we sold 250,000 lids in one day on QVC!
2011 – Launched the world’s first vacuum-sealing dome PressDome® to turn all ordinary plates and platters into food-saving or marinating vacuum containers.
2012 – Launched the world’s first pre-fillable iFillCup™ for K-Cup® brewers.
2014 – Launched the FS1000 Filling & Sealing Machine, as well as our i300 Compact single-serve Brewer. Introduced the improved Gen 2.0 iFillCup™ with permanent seal technology for our roaster partners.
2015 – Launched a family of six fully-automated K-Cup® filling machines, including two countertop and floor models. They are the world’s most automated low-cost filling machines available.
2016 – Launched the i600 Premium K-Cup® brewing line-up for homes and 5-star hotels, which complement our i300.