Ueshima Coffee Company launches two RTD canned coffees

Japan-based Ueshima Coffee Company, has launched two new ready-to-drink (RTD) canned coffees – to the UK market for the first time. The Iced Latte and Iced Matcha Latte will be available nationwide, 60 years after Mr Ueshima created the world’s first ever canned coffee in Kobe, Japan.

The new products, launched in time for summer, have been crafted with an on-the-go lifestyle in mind.

Kirsty Pavely, marketing controller, UCC comments: “As the company who brought the world’s first ever canned coffee to market [in Japan], we are delighted to be able to bring the product to the UK for the first time – and just in time for summer. Our ready-to-drink range has been crafted with the same passion and dedication that has made Ueshima Coffee Company a beloved brand in Japan and beyond. We’re thrilled that some of our newly launched products – Iced Latte and Iced Matcha Latte – have already been so well received with 71% of customers we surveyed agreeing that the products stand out versus our competitors. We’ve seen a strong demand for our at-home coffee range, and we hope to replicate this success with this latest NPD.”

Both Ueshima’s Iced Latte and Iced Matcha Latte are packaged in 100% recyclable cans, further strengthening Ueshima’s existing commitment to sustainable practices.

Both drinks have been made with premium quality ingredients, and are low in both sugar and calories. The Iced Latte has 75 calories and 10g sugar per can, while the Iced Latte has 86 calories and 11g sugar per can. Ueshima’s Iced Latte and Iced Matcha Latte will be available from ueshimacoffeecompany.com, retailing at GB £2.

Since its launch into the UK market in 2021, Ueshima Coffee Company has built partnerships with operators including Waitrose & Partners, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Ocado, Harvey Nichols, Sticks’n’Sushi, Harrods, Japan Centre, Shoryu, Oakman Inns and Compass, to name a few, and has opened the Ueshima Coffee Company Coffee Bar at Ichiba Westfield London.

Ueshima Coffee Company is a brand owned and operated by UCC, which delivers a total coffee solution for foodservice, hospitality and retail operators.

For more information visit: ueshimacoffeecompany.com/pages/wholesale.

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