It may seem like an unnatural relationship, but as the artisanal aspects of coffee, tea and alcohol continue to evolve, so do the opportunities to bring the products together to create new items and incremental revenues.
Co-packing has evolved to address the coffee and tea industries’ need for a one-stop shop. Collaborating with a co-packer also helps companies improve efficiencies and alleviate risk.
For more than a decade, Counter Culture Coffee has released a limited-edition winter blend dedicated to celebration and good cheer.
Fermentation – the time that pulped coffee spends in a tank before it is dried – is also an opportunity to impact flavour. Microbiologist Lucia Solis, who specializes in microbial demucilagination, explains how this method offers a consistent and predictable coffee fermentation process, reducing the risk of spoilage or defects in the cup.
Counter Culture has invested in pioneering technology that removes even minor inconsistencies from roasted coffees.
Teatulia announced that its teas can now be found on the shelves of Stop & Shop, Cash Wise and Coborn’s.
Nestlé AG has acquired a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee.
With an ideal geographic allocation close to the equator, high peaks and volcanic soils, the tea plant is thriving in Indonesia, but is not profitable enough compared to other cash crops.
The Asia Pacific market is expected to continue to experience dramatic coffee growth in the coming years. However, local brands–and mixes–dominate, so international players looking to enter the ASEAN market must ensure their brands “feel local” and cater to local tastes.