BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — After last year’s success at Natural Products Expo West, Califia Farms’ 2014 booth will showcase the Company’s latest innovation in single serve offerings of its award-winning Iced Coffee with Almondmilk. The new dairy-free and soy-free Cold Brewed Iced Coffee 10.5 ounce single serve line comes in three exotic and on-trend flavors: Salted Caramel, XX Espresso, and Cocoa Noir.
After Califia’s Iced Coffees won multiple natural products’ awards and national distribution, the Company saw a prime opportunity to bring its one-of-a-kind Cold Brewed Iced Coffee with Almondmilk line to retailers’ grab-n-go with this exciting line extension. “Until our Iced Coffees came along, a great-tasting non-dairy ready-to-drink Iced Coffee didn’t exist,” said Greg Steltenpohl, CEO of Califia Farms. “We spent a lot of time perfecting these new flavors to bring even more excitement to the line. These richer flavor notes are perfectly balanced with our lighter Almondmilk profile. Our basic tenet here at Califia is that non-dairy drinkers shouldn’t have to compromise. Many big coffee chains have been slow to jump on the Almondmilk train so we had to take matters into our own hands and make a better-tasting solution available for on-the-go energy.”
The combination of Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM coffee, Califia’s creamy, smooth, and fresh new flavors in darker chocolate and salted caramel make this product line a standout, especially in a suitable distinct package that communicates the premium qualities of the product.
The single serve products proudly display the Non-GMO Project Verified seal on their PET, BPA-FREE bottle. Like their multi-serve versions, the new Iced Coffees are dairy-free, soy-free, lactose-free, gluten- free, and guilt-free. While typical almondmilks are processed from roasted almonds, Califia Farms Almondmilk is made from whole blanched (not roasted) California almonds, resulting in a more authentic dairy taste with higher quality nutritionals, and a perfect compliment to the less acidic cold brewed coffee. The Iced Coffees retail at $2.49 per 10.5 ounce bottle and have already seen high volume growth after regional Whole Foods Market introductions.
ABOUT CALIFIA FARMS
Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California) was founded in 2010 to share more of California’s natural bounty. Headed by beverage visionary and Odwalla founder Greg Steltenpohl, the company produces all of its products locally in California. Califia Farms’ plant is eco-friendly, energy efficient, clean-water responsible and repurposes more than 90 percent of its post-production byproduct. The name Califia comes from a Spanish legend, telling of warrior queen Califia who ruled over a kingdom on the mythical island of California. Spanish conquistadors believed they had discovered Califia’s bountiful island when they first explored California.
Califia Farms Iced Coffee with Almondmilk comes in Café Latte, Mocha, Double Espresso, and now Cocoa Noir, Salted Caramel and XX Espresso, made with Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM Coffee that is Cold Brewed to smooth perfection. Califia’s Almondmilk comes in four flavor varieties, Unsweetened, Vanilla, Creamy Original, and Toasted Coconut, and is the perfect low-calorie pour for those seeking all of the flavor of dairy with no saturated fat, more calcium, and who want gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and lactose-free options. The Company also makes a line of California Citrus Juices in refreshing Orange Juice, Tangerine Juice, Lemonade, and Lemon-Limeade. Califia Farms Almondmilk won BevNet’s Best New Non-Carbonated Beverage of 2013. Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru, has named Califia’s Coconut Almondmilk and Double Espresso Iced Coffee as “Hits of the Week,” and Califia Farms won the 2013 American Package Design Award from Graphic Design USA. Califia Farms won Delicious Living’s 2013 Best Bite Award winner for Non-Dairy Milk, and Veg News’ prestigious 2013 Best New Vegan Product Award.