Andrew Aussie is the president of Up to Good, a beverage company that is upcycling coffee waste to offer a unique energy drink. The beverage is brewed with cascara, the coffee cherry, which is normally disposed of in coffee processing. The brand believes its sustainable focus, direct trade practices and mission to give back to coffee farmers will resonate with millennials.
Lauren Mones is the founder and CEO of Fermenting Fairy, a company that develops a line of probiotic and fermented foods focused on healing the gut. The brand’s clean ingredient beverages include fermented ginger-based lemonades and vegan coconut milk kefir.
Jake Bullock is the co-founder of CANN, a low dose cannabis tonic designed for social drinking. The company aims to make cannabis more approachable to mainstream consumers and newcomers to the cannabis market.
Jacob Freepons is the co-founder and CEO of Lumen, a company that uses a proprietary process to press and juice whole hemp plants into Regenerative Hemp Elixirs. Lumen aims to grow awareness around the health benefits of hemp while also taking action to address environmental changes.
David Holmes is the co-founder of Plant Life Group, the producers of PLNT Blend, a brand that crafts all-natural and organic plant-based beverages aimed to evolve the way consumers hydrate. Full spectrum hemp extract is complemented by functional ingredients and sweetened with coconut nectar, making it a low glycemic beverage with unique flavor combinations.
Michael ZonFrilli is the co-founder of Bambucha, a chef crafted organic kombucha brand based in San Diego, California. Bambucha’s unique flavor offerings such as Thai Ginger and Mango Masala are inspired by the founders’ experience in the culinary field.
Garret Mccormick is the co-founder of Thirty-Two Degrees, a kefir company that has developed an innovative product by fermenting coconut water. The probiotic packed beverage is organic and naturally dairy-free, offering a unique alternative to traditional kefir.
Marin Kombucha offers a line of oak aged kombuchas that are craft brewed in small batches. CEO & Brewmaster Brian Igersheim is focused on delivering high quality kombucha that highlights the special qualities of the tea leaves.
Cadence Cold Brew President Roy Lavalley is focused on delivering the top scoring nitro-infused cold brew coffee in a convenient RTD format. With no added sugar, flavors or other ingredients, Cadence highlights its single-origin beans in each SKU, bringing a clean label energy drink to market.
Ellona Jarvis, the founder and CEO of Napa Hills, is on a mission to create plant-based products that improve people’s quality of life. The brand’s unique beverage delivers antioxidants from red wine in a non-alcoholic format.
Ryan Armistead, the co-founder and CEO of Happy Moose Juice, is on a mission to make the best juice in the world, using a variety of beloved and unique ingredients. Armistead works directly with farmers to co-pack the freshest produce, providing a premium and organic cold-pressed product straight from the farm.
Brooke Rewa, the founder of Good Mylk Co., is on a mission to make clean ingredient, plant-based milk alternatives available to a wider audience. The brand has developed a frozen concentrate and powder that allow both baristas and consumers to make almond and hemp-based milks by just adding water.
Culinary-forward sparkling shrub maker Fizzy Fox is focused on delivering healthy and fun products with an emphasis on craft. Co-founder Natalia Farhadmotamed and her business partner launched the line in May of 2018 and are looking to grow the company and expand distribution.
Laith Alkhawaja, the Founder and President of MediDate Coffee, is bringing the benefits of roasted date seeds to consumers. Much like traditional coffee, the unique beverage is made by roasting, grinding and brewing date seeds.