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"Local physical presence via coffee shops with long opening hours offers a brand like Coca-Cola logistical advantages in further developing direct-to-consumer and subscription business that offers significantly great customer lifetime value than using traditional brick-and-mortar distribution channels," he said in a statement.
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I was underwhelmed with the vanilla version, but boy oh boy does the Dark Blend make up for it. After trying it, I can confirm the coffee flavor is scarce in the Vanilla variety because this one contains such great coffee essence.
The beverage starts off cola-y and morphs into a fizzy roasted coffee drink. If you have ever had an imported Italian coffee soda, it actually tastes like a lighter, Coke-flavored version of those. The flavor was pretty intense upon first sip but then lessened a bit the more I guzzled down. This may not be the best drink to wash down a burger and fries because of the flavor mashup. But as a late morning/early afternoon drink or in the heat when cold brew is not an option, it would be absolutely phenomenal. YUM!
There is a pretty well-known saying of Everything Old is New Again. Well, here we are again, as this drink follows Coca-Cola Blak and Pepsi Kona from years past that failed to light the world on fire. So it is not a brand new idea by any means, but maybe 2020 can be the year when cola coffee finally becomes a drink staple. Not to mention that a version of this beverage has been making the rounds internationally for the past few years.
Ever wonder what a mixture of Coca-Cola and coffee would taste like? Or are you tired of the fruity-flavored colas and want to quench your thirst with something new? Come January 2021, you are in luck. But skip the Vanilla version and reach for the Dark Blend one for a deliciously unique coffola (It should have a fun name, like a celebrity couple) experience. Maybe we can make it stick around this time!
Earlier this year, Nestle (NSRGF) and Starbucks agreed a $7.2 billion global coffee alliance, which will see Nestle market, sell and distribute Starbucks products outside its stores worldwide. JAB, the Luxembourg-based holding company that owns brands like Krispy Kreme and Peet's Coffee, bought UK sandwich and coffee chain Pret A Manger in May.
"Hot beverages is one of the few segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca-Cola does not have a global brand," Coca-Cola CEO James Quincy said Friday. "Costa gives us access to this market with a strong coffee platform."
1. Coffee Expertise: The purchase of Costa Coffee provides Coca-Cola with strong expertise across the coffee supply chain, including sourcing, vending, and distribution. This will be a complement to existing capabilities within the Coca-Cola system. The management also stated that the coffee company has a brand new roaster with significant additional capacity, giving them significant roasting capacity in the future. The company also has built up a large coffee vending business, with 8,237 Costa Express machines worldwide, located in places such as convenience stores, cinemas, and offices. This may make it easier for Coca-Cola to expand its existing offerings. Since the cola giant has not had experience in running a retail format, it intends to let the existing management handle that part of the business.
4. New Revenue Sources For Costa: Coca-Cola has the capability to expand the coffee company faster and more economically than Whitbread. Moreover, Coca-Cola has plans to launch RTD cold and hot coffee, and at-home options, such as roast and ground beans, and pods, for the Costa Coffee brand. The cola giant already has experience in providing bottled and canned coffee in a few markets, such as Georgia coffee in Japan.
Not a mistake is the taste. The regular Dark Blend is a combination of Coca-Cola with a kick of black coffee. Whereas Coca-Cola Blāk was good but smelled like some funky Chinese herbal medicine (you never forget that stuff), this new Coca-Cola with Coffee really tastes like a shot of espresso dropped into a glass of Coke. It is my new caffeinated and non-alcoholic alternative to sake and soju bombs that I, unfortunately, am not able to partake in at bars these days.
The Coca-Cola Company and illycaffe SpA announced today thecompanies have finalized their global joint venture and will beintroducing three premium ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee products inseveral European countries in April.
The highly profitable RTD coffee category globally is valued atjust under $16 billion and has experienced several years of growththat is expected to continue. Globally (excluding Japan), theready-to-drink coffee category has grown at an average rate of 10.1percent over the past five years.
"When we announced the partnership between The Coca-Cola Companyand illy a few months ago, we committed to deliver the perfect readyto drink espresso experience," said Muhtar Kent, president and chiefoperating officer, The Coca-Cola Company. "Today, we believe we havedelivered on that promise with an authentic Italian coffee experience.I look forward to this partnership delivering these great brandsacross the globe and enhancing our global leadership in the fastgrowing RTD coffee category."
"Over the past few months, we put the effort into bringing to lifethe illy taste in three new ready to drink espresso-based products,"said Andrea Illy, illycaffe chairman. "Now, our objective is to giveconsistency -- together with Coca-Cola -- to what premium ready todrink coffee is. Coca-Cola in its history has invented entire newproduct categories. illycaffe is the company that greatly contributedto the definition of the espresso category. Together we will redefinehow people engage with a ready to drink coffee in order to experiencea true small luxury pleasure."
The companies announced an agreement in October 2007 to focus onpremium ready-to-drink coffee based beverages. Ilko CoffeeInternational is based in Milan and will be led by Vinay Kapoor, aCoca-Cola executive with over 14 years of successful experience acrossa number of geographies and across multiple functions.
The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company.Along with Coca-Cola(R), recognized as the world's most valuablebrand, the Company markets four of the world's top five nonalcoholicsparkling brands, including Diet Coke(R), Fanta(R) and Sprite(R), anda wide range of other beverages, including diet and light beverages,waters, juices and juice drinks, teas, coffees, energy and sportsdrinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system,consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages ata rate of 1.5 billion servings each day. For more information aboutThe Coca-Cola Company, please visit our website atwww.thecoca-colacompany.com.
Based in Trieste, Italy, illycaffe produces and markets a uniqueblend of espresso coffee under a single brand leader in quality. Over6 million cups of illy espresso coffee are enjoyed every day. illy issold in over 140 countries around the world and is available in morethan 50,000 of the best restaurants and coffee bars. illycaffe employsaround 700 people and has a consolidated turnover of EUR 246 million.(2006 results)
illy buys green coffee directly from the growers of the highestquality Arabica through partnerships based on the mutual creation ofvalue. The Trieste-based company fosters long-term collaborations withthe world's best coffee growers -- in Brazil, Central America, Indiaand Africa -- providing know-how and technology and offeringabove-market prices. For more information about illycaffe:www.illy.com
Coca-Cola (KO) made a major move into a new business line on Friday with its $5.1 billion purchase of British coffee shop chain Costa Coffee, the second largest coffeehouse in the world after Starbucks (SBUX).
Costa has about 3,800 cafes in 32 countries around the world, including 2,500 in the U.K., but none in the U.S. It also has a solid foothold of 450 stores in China, an attractive market with a growing population of coffee drinkers. Starbucks, by comparison, has over 27,000 locations worldwide, with about 3,000 in China.
PepsiCo (PEP) recently introduced Pepsi Café, a new drink that blends cola with coffee. The new drink comes in original and vanilla flavors, and offers "nearly double" the amount of caffeine as a regular Pepsi cola in each 12 oz. serving.
Pepsi will launch the drink next April and it will follow Coca-Cola's (KO) expanded launch of Coca-Cola Plus Coffee into over 25 markets this year. Pepsi Café isn't Pepsi's first hybrid cola-coffee drink -- it tested a similar product, Pepsi Kona, in Philadelphia back in 1996.
Pepsi Kona was discontinued a year later, and the company admits that Kona was "ahead of its time." But this time, Pepsi's marketing VP Todd Kaplan claims that Pepsi Café will appeal to "cola fans, iced coffee drinkers and anyone in need of an extra caffeine boost."
To counter those headwinds, PepsiCo diversified its portfolio with teas, fruit juices, bottled water, sparkling water, sports drinks, and licensed coffee drinks from Starbucks (SBUX). It also packaged its sodas in smaller cans and developed lower-calorie, sugar-free, and caffeine-free versions.
Coca-Cola Plus Coffee isn't Coca-Cola's first attempt to crack the cola-coffee market, either. It launched a cola-coffee drink called Coca-Cola Blak in 2006, but it flopped and was discontinued just two years later. However, Coca-Cola Plus Coffee adds more caffeine than Blak. It has slightly more caffeine than a regular Coca-Cola, but less caffeine than a regular coffee -- which is the same niche Pepsi Café is targeting.
For Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Plus Coffee represents an extension of its coffee strategy, which stems from its $5.1 billion takeover of British coffee chain Costa Coffee earlier this year. It also complements its aggressive push into the energy drink market with new beverages like Coca-Cola Energy. 041b061a72