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Frothy Innovation: La Colombe Launches Canned “Draft Latte”

The beverage, a blend of espresso, milk and sugar that is infused with nitrous oxide, was designed to replicate the same frothy, textured drinking experience as offered by the popular draft-poured lattes that La Colombe serves in its cafes.

DRINKmaple Debuts DRINKmelon

DRINKmaple co-founder and CEO Kate Weiler told BevNET that the development of DRINKmelon was two-fold: extending the company’s distribution footprint -- including the recent addition of Kroger stores -- without introducing flavored varieties to its maple water line, and making efficient use of a new manufacturing facility.

Clearly Kombucha Unveils C-Botanicals

At next week’s Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, Calif., the San Francisco-based company will unveil a first-to-market line of fermented, probiotic botanical beverages.

Temple Turmeric Introduces Brand Evolution

Turmeric-beverage pioneer Temple Turmeric has undergone a rebranding that founder and CEO Daniel Sullivan calls “the perfect expression of our deep belief in ‘the Body as a Temple’ concept.”

Kirban, All Market Go Artisanal, Not HPP, With Coco Community

The company behind Vita Coco has formed a new partnership, called Coco Community, with Thai coconut processor Cocos Enterprises to produce an organic, fair-trade, single-origin coconut water in what CEO Mike Kirban is calling “the artisanal coconut water” segment.

Chia Star Launches Line of HPP Coconut Milk Shakes

The three-SKU line of 10 oz. shakes comes in Very Vanilla, Caramel Coconut and Cold Brew Coffee varieties, the latter of which is infused with coffee from Brooklyn-based Grady’s Cold Brew.

Live Soda Lands $2M Investment

The $2 million investment from Boulder Investment Group Reprise will be used to expand Live Soda's sales and marketing programs, including field activities, events and a new ambassador program. Some of proceeds will also be used in support of a new line of drinking vinegar-based beverages, set to debut at Expo West 2016.

Steaz Launches Organic Cactus Water Line

Made with prickly pear cactus juice, Fair Trade Certified green tea, natural flavors and stevia, Steaz is promoting the cactus water as a healthy beverage option with natural functionality, including antioxidant, hydration, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

Bulletproof Recalls FATwater

FATwater, the much-publicized enhanced water brand, is off the market following a December recall.

Drinkmaple Goes National With Kroger

To support the new distribution, Weiler revealed that Drinkmaple is building a new facility in St. Albans, Vt.

Nü To Market: Juisi Launches Dairy-Free Nut Milk Line

Juisi co-founder Joe Savino believes that the formulation of NÜMOO's organic, dairy-free nut milks differentiates them from current options on the market and that the brand has the potential to redefine the category.

Monster Acquires American Fruits & Flavors for $690MM

The company announced the $690 million acquisition in a press release Tuesday, with Monster chairman and CEO Rodney Sacks calling the official union of the companies “a tremendous step in the continuing evolution of Monster.”