Industry News | August 28, 2017

Califia Farms Teams Witth The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the oldest and largest privately-held specialty premium coffee and tea retailer in the United States, is now offering Califia Farms’ popular Barista Blend Almondmilk as a non-dairy steaming and foaming option at participating store locations. Califia Farms, which is known for having the best tasting Almondmilk on the market and is the sales leader in the natural channel, specially formulated this blend for baristas to smoothly integrate with coffees and teas.

“The Califia Barista Blend Almondmilk is specifically designed for baristas to create great foam and was chosen because of its amazing flavor and great mouthfeel,” says Nurit Raich, Director, New Product Innovation for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand.  “It blends really well with our coffees and teas to craft great tasting dairy-free beverages for our guests.”

The go-to alternative dairy choice for baristas, Califia Farms Barista Blend is made super creamy through an artisan process that uses whole blanched almonds (unlike other almond milks on the market that use reconstituted almond paste), resulting in a creamier texture that is free of gluten and carrageenan. Barista Blend is also non-GMO, kosher, vegan and low in sugar, and is part of a range of plant-based creamers that have made Califia Farms the fastest-growing non-dairy creamer in the natural channel.

“We are thrilled to join with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand to provide this delicious dairy-, soy- and lactose-free option for their customers,” says Brian Lovejoy, GM of Coffee at Califia Farms. “We developed Barista Blend in close collaboration with baristas to ensure it delivers the right foam structure when steamed and a perfect flavor balance to let the coffee and tea lead, which is particularly important for the fantastic range of curated coffees and teas offered by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores.”

Califia Farms Barista Blend will be sampled at the Western Foodservices Expo August 27­–29 Booth #1422 in Los Angeles. 

In addition to Barista Blend, Califia Farms line of nutmilk-based creamers available at retailers nationwide, include four flavors of its dairy-free alternative to Half & Half, Better Half, and seven flavors of its nut milk Creamers.  Unlike many non-dairy creamers, Califia Farms’ creamers contain zero hydrogenated oil, zero high fructose corn syrup, zero artificial whiteners and are notable for their great flavor and plant-powered deliciousness.

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