Video: Eyeing Sweeter Demand for Indulgent Coffee, Ito En Doubles Down on Jay Street

Sweeter and denser that the primary line, Ito En’s new Jay Street Extra Rich coffees were formulated to address consumer demand for creamier, thicker option similar to that of the familiar taste and mouthfeel of Starbucks’ Frappuccino products. Packaged in 9.1 oz. bottles, and at 150 calories and no fat, however, Adam Hertel, Ito En’s vice president of sales for grocery and natural, views the drinks to be, like the flagship products, a healthier option for consumers.

New Beverage Showdown 8 – Is Your Brand “The Next Big Thing”?

New Beverage Showdown, BevNET’s signature beverage brand competition, will return for an eighth edition, joining the agenda at the upcoming BevNET Live Winter ’14 conference. The contest is expected to offer perhaps the most talented line-up of entrepreneurs and promising brands since its debut in 2011. Think you’re brand has a shot to win it all? Now’s your chance to find out!

Review: Kohana Cold Brew Coffee

Since the debut of High Brew Coffee earlier this year, we’ve seen a couple other brands launch a canned cold-brew coffee line. One is Kohana, which in addition to the new line, revamped its graphics. The coffee comes in three varieties and appears to have what it takes to crack mainstream channels.

Review: Tsamma Watermelon

Following the launch of WTR MLN Water comes Tsamma, another watermelon juice product that recently came to market. Marketed as containing 95 percent watermelon juice that is cold-pressed, the beverage also contains white grape and pomegranate juices from concentrate, malic acid (used for tartness) and natural flavors. The juice, however, is not high pressure processed, something that might hamper placement amid a super-premium set that is increasingly embracing the technology.

Review: Suja Elements “Holiday Edition”

Amid an autumn season that is now fully upon us, Suja has launched a new “Holiday Edition” variety of drinks that falls under its Elements line. Coming in three playfully-named flavors — Call Me Pumpkin, ‘Tis The Nog and Wassail to You — the drinks are nice homage to (and improvement upon) a few classic holiday beverages.

BevNET Live: Inside the Boulder Brands Investment Group with Duane Primozich

Duane Primozich, Executive Vice President at Boulder Brands, is also one of three managing partners of the Boulder Brands Investment Group (BIG). He will offer a discussion of Boulder Brands’ venture capital strategy, particularly with regard to beverage, as well as his overall views on the state of the beverage market and the natural foods industry.