Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying, “Coffee — the favorite drink of the civilized world.” Today, coffee remains a favorite beverage and flavor in the United States. As such, beverage-makers are using the flavor within a plethora of categories, including ready-to-drink (RTD) coffees, spirits and craft beers.
Single-cup coffee is playing an increasingly larger role in retail coffee sales. Single-cup sales growth comprised 74 percent of retail coffee sales growth of $761 million, according to Rockville, Md.-based Packaged Facts.
As Valentine's Day nears, Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, invites consumers to get together with loved ones to try three new chocolate beverages. Beginning Feb. 8, participating Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada are offering a trio of Starbucks Molten Chocolate beverages that will be available through Feb. 14, the company says.
Pure Leaf Iced Tea, a product of The Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership, Purchase, N.Y., announced the launch of its Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, a super-premium line of the organic tea leaves brewed with fruits and herbs. In addition to its Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, the brand is building on its Unsweetened Iced Tea by launching two new flavors — Unsweetened Black Tea with Lemon and Unsweetened Green Tea — giving consumers more zero-calorie options that don't sacrifice on taste, the company says.