Review: Is Sunup’s Unroasted Green Coffee a Hot Ticket?

Eliminating the roasting process, which is basically what gives coffee its signature flavor, results in something very different: Instead of a dark, bold, and sometimes acidic flavor, Sunup’s Green Coffee is light and slightly fruity.

People Moves: Former Annie’s CMO Takes the Reins at Bhakti

A longtime veteran of the food and beverage industry, Sarah Bird takes the reins from Bhakti founder Brook Eddy, who now serves as chairwoman of the company’s board of directors. Eddy remains “involved in the vision, innovation and culture” of Bhakti, according to the company.

Eternal Water Enters 1,600 Walmart Stores

Co-founder and CEO Karim Mashouf, who launched the brand in 2008, called the new distribution “a significant step forward for our brand to reach a larger number of customers.”

BevNET Live Winter '16: Discounted Room Block Now Available

Planning on joining us at BevNET Live in Santa Monica this winter? If you register today you will save $200 off regular registration and gain access to the discounted hotel room block at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

Review: erva Yerba Mate

As far as yerba mate drinks go, Guayaki is certainly the bar -- and it’s even the brand that, according to the company’s web site, got the founder hooked on mate. So how does Erva stack up? The liquid is really enjoyable -- to the point where we wanted to quickly gulp down the entire bottle.

Review: Califia Farms Nitro Cold Brew

Califia Farms Nitro Cold Brew is a dairy-free offering that is, at least as far as we know, the first nitro cold brew offering to incorporate almond milk (and macadamia milk).

BevNET Podcast Ep. 18: Cold Brew On Fleek

Amid a surge in new cold brew coffee products, suppliers are doubling down on efforts to differentiate from the pack and appeal themselves to new consumers. In this edition of the BevNET podcast, we discuss how brands are innovating in terms of packaging, formulation and flavor variety and examine the impact of nitro cold brew products.

The Litchfield Fund Announces Investment in Genius

Announced Friday via press release, Tom Malengo, chief business officer at The Litchfield Fund, discussed the investment in a call with BevNET, saying he was impressed by Genius’ recent brand revamp and gains in distribution and founder Alex Bayer’s vision for the company.

Review: LIVE Sparkling Drinking Vinegars

LIVE has done a nice job of creating one of the more market-ready vinegar-based offerings that’s currently out there. While it’s hard to say exactly how big the potential is for a product like this, it certainly seems like something that can tag along with their kombucha products, at least in some retail outlets.

Powerplant Fund Closes Fund to Help Grow Plant-Based Brands

Plant-based food and beverage private equity firm Powerplant Ventures today announced the closing of a $42 million fund. The fund is led by Mark Rampolla, founder of ZICO Coconut Water, Kevin Boylan and T.K. Pillan, co-founders of the Veggie Grill restaurant chain, and Dan Beldy, former Managing Director of Steamboat Ventures (the venture capital division of Disney).

Review: Starbucks Finally Joins the RTD Cold-Brew Space

Compared with what’s already on the market, this product isn’t exactly an innovative offering. But its execution is clean and the product is enjoyable, which allows Starbucks to be in the game with something that can certainly hold its own.

ABA Spent $10.6 Million Fighting Philadelphia Soda Tax

Disclosure filings recently made public by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics revealed the trade association spent more than four times the amount of those backing Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney’s initiative.

Review: BluePrint Kombucha

The BluePrint Organic brand has been on an innovation tear as of late, releasing a host of new beverages that include both juice products and vinegar drinks. Its latest effort is this one, a four flavor line of organic kombuchas.