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Cargill believes it has passed stevia taste test just in time for new nutrition labels

Consumer research leads Cargill to believe that it has finally rounded the stevia taste bend, just in time for the revamp of nutrition labeling phases in over the next several...

What’s hitting the shelves? Ginger Coca-Cola, pumpkin spiced rum, and lemon drizzle gin

From Ginger Coke in Australia to Starbucks’ Nitro Cold Brew in Canada, we take a look at some of the new beverages launching this month around the globe. 

News in brief

Starbucks appoints insider as new China chief

Starbucks China has promoted Belinda Wong to chief executive as the company prepares to double its store count by 2021. 

Reishi reigns! Mushroom products continue impressive growth in food and beverage space

From teas to powdered lemonade mixes and protein shakes, products formulated with mushrooms are springing up all over the place, with reishi leading the pack.

Analytical Flavor Systems CEO: ‘We’ve made flavor a predictive measurement’

Analytical Flavor Systems has developed technology using artificial intelligence (AI) to quantify flavor in a relevant and useful way for beverage companies. 

Packaging news roundup October: JBT Corporation; Flexicon; Ball; Sacmi

Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

Best global brands: Which beverages make the 2016 list?

Coca-Cola takes third place in Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands Report, but which other beverage brands make the list?

The sky's the limit for cold brew, says High Brew Coffee CEO: 'We’re still at base camp looking up at Mount Everest'

High Brew Coffee is now in nine out of the 11 regions served by Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s direct store delivery (DSD) network, and is on course to hit the...

Black Medicine Iced Coffee switches to cans

RTD coffee company Black Medicine Iced Coffee is switching to aluminium cans starting this fall, a move it says will meet consumer demands for convenience and portability.

2-5 coffees per day shows CVD benefits

Coffee's antioxidant properties can reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates, a report has suggested.

US dairy company Shamrock Farms enters RTD coffee market with line of cold brew

Shamrock Farms, a US family-owned dairy, is entering the cold brew coffee market with the launch of its own line of refrigerated Cold Brew Coffee and Milk. 

Cultured coffee… the beginning of a new fermented foods revolution?

Some fermented foods (beer and sauerkraut), have been around for years, while others (flavors, sweeteners, ‘animal-free’ dairy proteins) are pretty new. But what if you could use microbes to transform...

Coffee n’ cake: Kraft Heinz files patent for beverage with a twist

Kraft Heinz has developed a method to make layered beverages containing a spoon-able, soft biscuit component from a tablet.

Coca-Cola’s Gold Peak brand to debut cold brew coffee and tea latte lines, keeping up with growing $2bn RTD coffee market

Coca-Cola’s premium iced tea brand Gold Peak announced that it will be entering the ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee market with the launch of a cold brew coffee line and "tea lattes"...

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons to set up shop in UK

Tim Hortons will begin opening restaurants in England, Scotland, and Wales as part of the company’s global expansion plan. A similar deal was struck earlier this year in the Philippines. ...

Study reveals caffeine’s link to preventing memory problems

Researchers have uncovered a direct link between caffeine-binding receptors in the brain and age-related memory problems, suggesting that caffeine may help reverse memory deficits.

Coffee drinking habits could be genetic, study finds

Why do some people need to drink more coffee to feel the same effect? It could be down to a gene that controls cells' ability to process caffeine, scientists have...

Enova Foods collagen tea claims to reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks

Enova Foods is targeting the health and wellness sector by expanding its protein snack bars and launching a collagen tea.

Judge throws out case against Starbucks over liquid to ice ratio in its iced drinks

A California federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Starbucks claiming that the company tricks customers by making its iced beverages appear full but underfilling the cup...

Tea company eteaket turns to sea buckthorn for its latest innovative tea blend

Scottish tea company, eteaket, has launched a new tea blend in the UK made with sea buckthorn, which has been widely used in other food and beverage products as a...

THRIVE Farmers puts more profit into coffee farmers’ pockets

THRIVE Farmers profit-sharing business model lessens the reliance on the volatile commodity market by giving coffee farmers direct access to the marketplace to sell their coffee.  

Leftover coffee grounds: Unlocking 6m tonnes of unused antioxidant dietary fibre

The use of leftover coffee grounds as an antioxidant dietary fibre is a low-cost value-added opportunity for an otherwise waste product, say Spanish researchers.  

Guarana antioxidant capability trumps that of green tea, study finds

Seeds of the native Brazilian shrub guarana have been found to contain antioxidant levels more than ten times that of green tea.

Carbonation 2.0: Cognitive health, botanicals, and alternative protein sources all drive functional beverage category

The future of functional beverages will focus on products that use ingredients that provide function naturally, rather than on products that are fortified with nutrients, Ilana Orlofsky, marketing coordinator for...

Gäyo Kopi seeks to expose 'underbelly' of fraudulent Kopi Luwak coffee

Detroit-based startup Gäyo Kopi has introduced wild-certified Kopi Luwak coffee (sourced from wild civets in Indonesia) to the US market, completing pre-order shipments of the rare imported coffee this month, the...

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