Today, analysts Brendan Byrnes and Austin Smith discuss three Green Mountain Coffee story lines that investors need to follow. The upcoming patent expiration could shock the company, which will try to remain competitive despite losing a huge competitive advantage. This could also affect whether GMCR manages to continue its impressive growth story, and help determine whether the company can better manage its inventory.

With Green Mountain as cheap as it's ever been, many investors are wondering whether this is the end of the former market darling, or the perfect entry point for an enourmous rebound. You can find our recommendation for how to play the company in our new premium research report. In it you'll find everything you need to know about Green Mountain, including whether it's a buy at today's prices. Click here for instant access.