hot drinks

11 Jun 2019
--- Starbucks has launched the world’s first airport-based reusable coffee cup scheme. Working in partnership with UK environmental charity Hubbub, Starbucks is using funds generated from its additional 5p charges on... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- Specialty coffee company NuZee is launching a fully recyclable packaging option for its single-serve, pour over coffee co-packing customers beginning in the second half of 2019. The company is launching its new solution... Read More
24 May 2019
--- Denmark-based Sprout has introduced a new patented and eco-friendly spoon for the “drink-to-go-market” as the pressure to phase out single-use cutlery heats up. Coined the Sprout Spoon, the 100 percent... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Renewable packaging specialist Stora Enso is readying to launch a new paperboard which can be used to produce paper cups for hot and cold drinks, as well as ice cream, without the need for a traditional plastic coating... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- New lifestyle tea brand OFFBLAK has launched in the UK with packaging designed by London-based agency & SMITH. Looking to “redefine the tea category,” OFFBLAK targets Gen Z and Millennials and encourages the... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks has partnered with UK environmental charity Hubbub to launch a £1m (US$1.3m) fund that will spearhead cup recycling initiatives in the UK. The grants to be given range from £50,000 (US$65,600) to... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Israeli start-up Ripples has created a device that prints messages and images onto beer, coffee and other foam-topped beverages using ink made from natural extracts. The Ripple Maker device is touted as an ingenious brand... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks is doing away with the conventional mode of serving beverages and trialing “greener” compostable cups and strawless lids, alongside the development of a new app that allows customers to digitally trace... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has determined that the most eco-friendly coffee packaging is the stand-up flexible plastic pouch. Tested across six Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), flexible pouches demonstrated more... Read More
26 Mar 2019
--- Lost Sheep Coffee is launching its single origin coffee in plant-based capsules that are certified biodegradable, compostable and airtight for freshness. Until recently, the shelf-life of compostable capsules was short as... Read More
25 Mar 2019
--- Global digital printing company Xeikon has partnered with paper products manufacturer Kotkamills Oy to deliver the “next generation” of sustainable food packaging printed with Xeikon dry toner digital technology.... Read More
25 Feb 2019
--- The NextGen Cup Challenge, launched in October 2018, calls on innovators, start-ups, suppliers and industry experts to join a global challenge to develop the next generation of recyclable, compostable, to-go, fiber cups. The... Read More
10 Dec 2018
--- Costa Coffee and Barclaycard have collaborated to launch the UK’s first reusable coffee-cup with integrated contactless payment technology. Powered by Barclaycard’s bPay technology, Costa Coffee’s Clever... Read More
20 Nov 2018
--- Nespresso claims that it will be the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminum, supplied by Rio Tinto, to produce its coffee capsules. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together,... Read More
16 Oct 2018
--- Biodegradable coffee capsules that consumers can dispose of in their home compost have been developed by Golden Compound, in cooperation with Alpla. The capsules are made from Golden Compound green material; comprised from... Read More
05 Oct 2018
--- Ardagh has announced the launch of Kahlúa Espresso Martini in Nitro Cans. The Nitro Can is the ready-to-drink (RTD) packaging solution for nitro beverages which was launched in late 2016 to capitalize on the nitro... Read More
29 Aug 2018
--- Waste coffee grounds could be used to produce biodegradable plastics, a student from Macquarie University, Australia, has found in his Ph.D. research. Researcher Dominik Kopp developed a method to turn coffee grounds into... Read More
24 Jul 2018
--- Self-heating beverage technology company HeatGenie has closed US$6 million in funding to facilitate launches in the ready-to-drink (RTD) marketplace. The funding is led by ARTIS Labs with additional financing from Almanac... Read More
19 Jul 2018
--- SIG has developed a new microwaveable aseptic carton designed specifically for on-the-go consumption of liquid dairy, non-carbonated soft drinks and broth with low viscosity products. The new “Heat&Go” pack... Read More
17 Jul 2018
--- Picnik’s butter coffee creamer is set to launch in the combidome 750ml carton from SIG. The carton has a single-action screwcap, known as the domeTwist, which enables a smooth pouring experience and ease of handling.... Read More