The Canadian coffee company chose the 20L one-way PET (polyethylene terephthalate) kegs to transport its B2B wet coffee, which includes coffee and tea stouts after a recommendation by Agro Food Laboratory.
Thanks to the brand’s success, founders Lyse Daigle and Nathalie Dion are now looking to test Kombucha stout beverages.
Cold brew coffee is relatively new on the market in Canada. The beverage is brewed at room temperature between 12 and 24 hours which takes out the acidity and bitterness found in regular coffee to create a coffee concentrate which can be used as a cold brew or a gas-infused coffee on tap.
It is served like a draft beer and comes with a head of foam with a new level of taste, aromas and flavors.
“Berendo's expertise in coffee on tap starts with its own choice of prime roasted ground beans steeped in filtered water,” said Daigle.
“It then brews its batch per an in-house technique developed through an R&D process two-and-a-half years in the making, with the help of an independent laboratory catering to the food-and-beverage industry.
'A product of the future'
“Gas infusion is carefully tuned to give a luscious, creamier head, akin to a freshly-poured glass of cascading stout beer.
“I’m positive it’s a product of the future thanks to its versatility zero calories and our target market is millennials who like to drink at high end establishments quality drinks.”
Daigle said Berendo partnered with Petainer because it needed a packaging which not only protected its beverage quality and flavor, but aligned with its sustainability criteria.
The PetainerKeg has a one-way footprint and is recyclable. It doesn’t need to be washed and cuts out the need for detergents.
The containers are used to transport products from Berendo’s headquarters in Montreal to locations such as Vancouver, over 3,200 km away.
As part of its new product pipeline, Berendo is testing a Kombucha stout which it plans to launch in the coming months and which will also be distributed using petainerKeg.