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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Sponsoring The 2002 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Published 07-31-02

Submitted by Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

WATERBURY, Vermont - Green Mountain Coffee, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is a sponsor of the 2002 Edinburgh International Book Festival, which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 10th through 26th. The event, which is expected to draw over 120,000 attendees, is the biggest celebration of the written word in the world.

The special themes for this year's festival include the meeting of Western and Eastern cultures, Profit vs. the Environment, and Americans, among others. During the seventeen-day event, over 500
authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, Garrison Keillor, and Louis de Bernieres, will appear in 650 venues ranging from topical debates and discussions, to poetry readings. In addition, the festival includes an extensive children's program of readings, debates, illustration classes, and storytelling.

As roaster of the official coffee of the 2002 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters will be serving a variety of its certified Fair Trade organic coffees at the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters cafe, and every morning at the "Celtic Writers for Breakfast" series. Some of the finest Scottish and Irish writers will start the day with a breakfast of pastries and Green Mountain coffee, including Janice Galloway, author of Clara, Eoin McNamee, author of The Blue Tango, and Edwin Morgan, poet laureate of Glasgow.

Claudia Lovell, International Sales Manager for Green Mountain Coffee, said, "We are very excited to be part of this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival, and we thank our distributor, Glenfinlas, for making this possible. Reading and coffee are natural companions. We are pleased to offer readers and coffee lovers a selection of our certified Fair Trade organic coffees, which each have their own story to tell. We look forward to our participation and to sharing these
stories at the festival."

Green Mountain Coffee, Inc. is a leader in the specialty coffee industry and has been recognized by Forbes Magazine for the past two years as one of the "200 Best Small Companies in America." The Company roasts high-quality arabica coffees and offers over 75 coffee selections including single-origin, estate, certified organic, Fair Trade, signature blends, and flavored coffees that it sells under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters(R) brand.

The majority of Green Mountain Coffee's revenue is derived from its wholesale operation that serves supermarkets, convenience stores, offices, and other locations where fine coffees are sold. Green Mountain Coffee also operates a direct mail business and an e-commerce website ( ) with secure online ordering for customers from its Waterbury, Vermont headquarters. Green Mountain Coffee seeks to make the world a better place for present and future generations by operating in an environmentally and socially conscientious manner.

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Welcome to the Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) fiscal 2014 sustainability report. At Keurig, we have blended the disruptive innovation of a leading-edge technology company with the consumer focus of a socially conscious, premium beverage company. We’re proud of our integrity, innovation, and growth over more than three decades. We aim to “brew a better world,” using the power of business to make the world a better place.

This report highlights our most recent sustainability initiatives, including our work toward our 2020 sustainability targets. Our work focuses on three key areas: creating a Resilient Supply Chain, innovation of Sustainable Products, and support for Thriving People and Communities. We’ve created a fourth section of the report this year that addresses Water Stewardship, a cross-cutting topic that spans all of our focus areas. With this report, we are announcing a new target to balance the water used in our 2020 brewed beverage volume of all our beverages, ounce for ounce. In other words, for every cup our consumers brew, we will restore the same amount of water for natural and community uses through projects in North America.

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