Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Nowadays, making a fresh cup of coffee simply requires the quick push of a button, thanks to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ (GMCR) Keurig technology. The machine’s “K-cups” allow you to brew a single serving of your favorite coffee, tea or hot chocolate in less than a minute.
In fact, the technology — which Green Mountain acquired through a buyout — changed the coffee game so much that it tripled GMCR’s stock price in early 2011. Granted, that momentum soon came crashing to an end amid growing competition like Starbucks’ Verismo and others, but Green Mountain has steadied itself since then, and it has nearly doubled so far in 2013.