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World’s priciest coffee brand seeks beer licensee

'ELEPHANT COFFEE' ENTREPRENEUR SURPRISED BY JAPAN MICROBREW SALES

World’s priciest coffee brand Black Ivory Coffee seeks beer licensee

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The world’s priciest coffee brand, Black Ivory Coffee, made using Thai Arabica beans predigested by elephants, tells BeverageDaily.com it is searching for a reputable microbrewer in Japan to license a beer made using the brew.

Unilever touts tea as ‘hottest beverage’ in world

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Unilever touts tea as ‘hottest beverage’ in world

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Unilever has described tea as the ‘hottest beverage’ in the global drinks landscape, and one with unlimited opportunities as a natural product with scientifically proven health and wellness benefits.

Hain Celestial: ‘Chia is red hot… Coconut's been on fire’

Hain Celestial: ‘Chia is red hot… Coconut's been on fire’

By Elaine WATSON

Hain Celestial has unveiled a raft of new products utilizing hot ingredients from chia and quinoa to coconut pulp and almonds, including organic gluten-free chia seed corn tortilla chips under the Garden of Eatin' brand, and coconut almond butter...

'Healthy' alcohol-based beverages tipped as top trend in 2013-2014

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'Healthy' alcohol-based beverages tipped as top trend in 2013-2014

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Healthy Beverage Expo experts claim that 2013-2014 will see healthy alcoholic drinks emerge, including wines instilled with goji berries and ginseng, and lower calorie and more organic options.

Cargill suffers bitter erythritol blow: EFSA rejects drinks extension

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Cargill suffers bitter erythritol blow: EFSA rejects beverage use extension

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Cargill has failed in its second attempt to secure EU approval for use of bulk sweetener erythritol in soft drinks, after EFSA published a negative opinion relating to its introduction on child safety grounds.

‘Energy drinks’ hit EU hyperspace, but threaten final frontiers

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‘Energy drinks’ hit EU hyperspace, but threaten final frontiers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, tells BeverageDaily.com that a new breed of healthy ‘energy’ drinks face an uncertain EU future, given conflicting guidance as to how we actually define the category.

Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

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Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Philip Bromley from US biotech firm VIRUN tells BeverageDaily.com that one form of the science ‘Holy Grail’ is a pill that gives you everything food does and more, without Oompa Loompa-style side-effects, but in the meantime there are science-backed functional...

Diageo hopes for UK frozen cocktail frenzy with Parrot Bay

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Diageo hopes for UK frozen cocktail frenzy with Parrot Bay

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo is set to introduce a new sub-category within RTD cocktails in the UK, by launching its Parrot Bay frozen alcoholic drinks in April following ‘explosive’ US growth.

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The US beverage industry must accept seven key changes in the near future, including a slump in traditional soda sales and touch sensitive labeling, according to a white paper penned by five analysts on behalf of the forthcoming Healthy Beverage Expo...

China wakes up, smells Nestlé’s ‘unique’ coffee flavor

NESTLE POISED FOR CONTINUED CHINESE COFFEE DOMINANCE: ANALYST

China wakes up, smells Nestlé’s ‘unique’ coffee flavor

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Nestlé’s ‘smart investment’ in Chinese whole bean coffee is likely to consolidate its market-leading position within the category there, as it stands poised to release a local product, according to a top beverage analyst.

What's new in energy drinks?

Trendwatch: What's new in energy drinks?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The energy drink market is the fastest growing segment of the European soft drinks industry, so how are newcomers looking to get in on the action?

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