Josh Kosman of the NY Post reports thats Dunkin’ Donuts kicked off its IPO road show by brewing some single-serve cup  coffee for investors.

Dunkin’ K-Cups available at a DD near you…soon!

The doughnut-and-coffee chain, which plans to raise as much as $460 million  through its share offering, showed off its new Dunkin’-branded single-portion  K-cups at a meeting held today at New York’s St. Regis Hotel.

In February, Dunkin’ announced a deal with Green Mountain’s Keurig brewers to  sell packs of 14 K-Cup servings at its coffee shops starting this summer.

While single portions are a booming area of the coffee business, the strategy  is not without risks for Dunkin’, which could see consumers trade in their  regular cup of morning Joe for K-cups.

Dunkin’ makes a 40-percent profit margin from selling traditional coffee and  will make far less from K-cups, said former Dunkin’ franchisee Irwin Barkan,  author of “Dunk’d,” a tell-all about the franchise business.

Dunkin’ CEO Nigel Travis told the audience of 400 to 500 people yesterday  that investment bank JPMorgan conducted a study to address concerns about  cannibalization.

“We showed remarkably little cannibalization from selling K-Cups in our  stores,” Nigel said, according to Barkan, who was there.

A Dunkin’ spokeswoman did not return calls.

NY Post