SEATTLE Starbucks sells its Seattle's Best Coffee brand to Nestle for an undisclosed amount. Starbucks will sell the best coffee brand in Seattle to global food giant Nestle. Both companies announced the acquisition today. The terms have not been disclosed.
Keurig, K-Cup, Keurig Hot and the K logo are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. Nestlé uses the best coffee in Seattle and the logo of the best coffee in Seattle under license. Starbucks has owned Seattle's Best since 2003, although Seattle's Best dates back to a single coffee shop founded in 1969 on Whidbey Island, northwest of Seattle, under the name of Wet Whisker.