Is the Keurig machine, the envy of every home-appliance-maker, finally in crisis? After selling enough un-recyclable pods of mediocre coffee to circle the Earth more than a dozen times,
America's obligatory countertop appliance appears to be waning in popularity.
The company's new big breakthrough was supposed to be Kold, a fancy new soda machine that would practically sell itself amid the single-serve fever. The device debuted in September, after six years of work by 250 scientists, but Keurig admits probably only 60,000 to 100,000 will sell this year.