Known for its innovative plant-based beverages in distinctive curvy bottles, Los Angeles-based Califia Farms announced its latest plant-based innovation: shelf-stable Nitro Draft Lattes with Oatmilk in a can. The energy-boosting beverage joins the brand’s line of non-dairy Cold Brew Coffees with Almondmilk and Coconut Cream.
Los Angeles-based Califia Farms announced the launch of Übermilk, a line of oat milk beverages. Available this spring in three varieties — Unsweetened, Unsweetened Vanilla and Chocolate — Übermilks have 8 grams of plant-based protein in each serving including all eight essential amino acids and fatty acids from plant oils for omega-3, -6 and -9, as well as calcium, iron, vitamin D, potassium, and vitamin E, the company says.
When Greg Steltenpohl founded Los Angeles-based Califia Farms LLC in 2010, producing nitrogen-infused and cold-brew coffees was not yet on his radar. Best known for its premium plant-based almond milks that are packaged in iconic hourglass-shaped carafes, Califia Farms’ portfolio has grown to include more than 60 SKUs, including a variety of almond milks, coffee creamers as well as a line of specialty citrus juices. Yet, its ready-to-drink (RTD) cold-brew coffees and coffee concentrates have provided extensive reach into the coffee category.
From tasting freshly squeezed Florida orange juice as a young boy to driving past rows of almond trees in blossom en route to his Bakersfield, Calif.-based plant, Califia Farms’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer Greg Steltenpohl derives inspiration from smelling and tasting new innovations, while listening to and leading a team of passionate employees.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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