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Aldi Beaumont Coffee Number of Cups per Container Class Action

Beaumont Coffee comes in containers that are labeled with how many six-ounce cups the coffee in the container can make. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the cannisters do not hold nearly enough coffee to make as many cups as advertised. The complaint brings suit against Aldi, Inc., Coffee Holding Company, Inc., and Pan American Coffee Co., LLC, all of which it alleges are responsible for the coffee and its labeling.

The class for this action is all people who bought a Beaumont Coffee product, during the statute of limitations period, where the product incorrectly advertised the number of cups it could make, and who have not been given a refund or credit for the product. New York and California subclasses have also been proposed.

At issue are Beaumont Coffee’s 100% Colombian Roast, Class Roast, and Decaffeinated coffees which come in variously-sized containers.

One of the two plaintiffs in this case, Eileen Brodsky, bought a 22.4-ounce cannister of Beaumont 100% Colombian Ground Coffee from an Aldi store in Middletown, New York. The cannister’s labeling said that the cannister “makes up to 210” six-ounce cups of coffee.

The other plaintiff, Rhonda Diamond, bought an 11.3-ounce cannister of Beaumont Classic Roast at an Aldi in Yucaipa, California. The cannister’s labeling said that the cannister “makes up to 90” six-ounce cups of coffee. These estimates are false, the complaint alleges.

The directions on the cannisters say to make a cup of coffee using one tablespoon of the ground contents to make one cup of coffee. In order for Brodsky’s container to make the advertised 210 cups of coffee, it should contain 210 tablespoons of ground coffee; it actually contains only around 137 tablespoons. For Diamond’s container to make the advertised 90 cups of coffee, it should contain 90 tablespoons of ground coffee; it contains only 64. Similarly, Beaumont Classic Roast advertises that it makes up to 240 cups but contains only 173 tablespoons of ground coffee.

The complaint thus calculates that the three containers are underfilled by 34.7%, 28.9%, and 28.9% respectively.

The complaint claims that the “misrepresentations and/or omissions violate consumers’ reasonable expectations and. As alleged herein, California’s and New York’s consumer protection statutes. The number of servings each Beaumont Coffee Product actually produces per tablespoon is objective factual proof that the Coffee Products are falsely advertised.”

The counts include violation of state consumer protection laws and breaches of express and implied warranties, among other things.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

Aldi Beaumont Coffee Number of Cups per Container Complaint

December 21, 2020

Beaumont Coffee comes in containers that are labeled with how many six-ounce cups the coffee in the container can make. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the cannisters do not hold nearly enough coffee to make as many cups as advertised. The complaint brings suit against Aldi, Inc., Coffee Holding Company, Inc., and Pan American Coffee Co., LLC, all of which it alleges are responsible for the coffee and its labeling.

Aldi Beaumont Coffee Number of Cups per Container Complaint

Case Event History

Aldi Beaumont Coffee Number of Cups per Container Complaint

December 21, 2020

Beaumont Coffee comes in containers that are labeled with how many six-ounce cups the coffee in the container can make. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the cannisters do not hold nearly enough coffee to make as many cups as advertised. The complaint brings suit against Aldi, Inc., Coffee Holding Company, Inc., and Pan American Coffee Co., LLC, all of which it alleges are responsible for the coffee and its labeling.

Aldi Beaumont Coffee Number of Cups per Container Complaint
Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Misrepresentation of Production or Capacity