Starbucks bought the coffee and tea maker Kegel, as well as two other brands: Happy Coffee and the Nestle brand for $2.8 billion.
Kegels are used to treat sore muscles, heartburn and headaches, and have been used by millions of people worldwide to boost mood.
Happy Coffee sells the pods and pods are used in the company’s new Happy Green and Happy Pink products.
The Kegeli pods are available in more than 50 countries, including the United States.
“We’re excited to join forces with Kegela and its partners to create a stronger, more efficient, more convenient and less costly way for customers to enjoy their favorite coffee and drinks,” Starbucks said in a statement.
Starbucks also plans to expand its Kegeling pods to other brands, including a line of coffee cups, including Keglettes, in the coming years.
“These pods will also make a big impact on the health and wellness of our customers,” said David L. Miller, vice president and chief executive officer of Kegeled.
Kigels are also being used to promote exercise.
In the last year, coffee-related brands have reported significant growth in the number of active, non-smoking customers, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Kettlebells have been around for about three decades, and are now a household name.
“When people think about exercise, exercise has been at the forefront for a long time,” Miller said.
“It’s not just a good workout.
It’s a way to build muscle and build strength.”