Winner of 2015 Cleanest Packaged Food Award

Califia Farms Double Espresso Cold Brew Coffee

Prevention Magazine Names Califia Farms Winner of 2015 Cleanest Packaged Food Award

Califia Farms Double Espresso Pure Iced Coffee Almondmilk named one of the 100 best, healthiest, and cleanest edible items for 2015

Los Angeles, Calif. – March 6, 2015 – Califia Farms, the fastest-growing natural beverage company and the leader in the natural products coffee drinks category, has been selected as a winner of Prevention's 100 Cleanest Packaged Foods Awards for its Double Espresso Pure Iced Coffee Almondmilk. For the awards, Prevention puts packaged foods to the test to find the best, healthiest and cleanest edible items on shelves. Plus they must “taste absolutely delicious.”

“As a company dedicated to sustainable and mindful nourishment with an absolutely premium taste, we could not be more proud of this award,” said Greg Steltenpohl, Califia Farms’ CEO. “There is a groundswell of consumers who are embracing a healthier approach to beverages, but who will not compromise on taste – and our Double Espresso Pure Iced Coffee Almondmilk is at the leading edge of that trend. And, of course, we are extremely pleased to have met the must ‘taste absolutely delicious’ part of Prevention’s criteria for this award.”

Califia Farms Double Espresso Pure Iced Coffee Almondmilk is made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cold brew coffee and Califia’s signature creamy and delicious Almondmilk, all packaged in the iconic Califia Farms bottle. Like all Califia Farms coffee drinks and Almondmilks, Double Espresso Pure Iced Coffee Almondmilk is deliciously free of dairy, soy, saturated fats, oils, GMOs and gluten.

“Eating clean means something different to everyone, but it certainly doesn’t mean that fast and easy eating choices are limited. Now more than ever, there are super-clean packaged foods on store shelves—you just need to know what to look for, says Sarah Toland, Food Director for Prevention and EatClean.com. “This list represents the best, new exciting foods with the best ingredients.”

To find the top 100, Prevention scrutinized hundreds of labels to discover “the ultimate in clean eating”—all of which meet the following criteria:

  • Contain no more than 10 grams of added sugars
  • Are made without genetically modified ingredients
  • Are low in or devoid of synthetic or artificial ingredients
  • Prioritize organic or sustainably sourced ingredients
  • Are sustainable per Monterey Bay Aquarium’s criteria (if seafood)
  • Prioritize toxin-free or eco-friendly packaging
  • Are made without excess sodium
  • Are new to the market within the past 18 months
  • Taste absolutely delicious

Califia Farms Almondmilk products are unique because of their cleaner, fresher taste and iconic packaging. While typical almond milks are processed from roasted almonds, Califia Farms Almondmilk is made from whole blanched (not roasted) California almonds, resulting in a more vibrant taste with higher quality nutritionals. And Califia Farms’ packaging is an instant classic, with a BPA-Free PET bottle reminiscent of an iconic glass milk bottle with a modern twist.

Califia Farms Double Espresso Pure Iced Coffee Almondmilk is part of Califia Farms just launched at-home café concept, Califia Café, which democratizes the next wave of the coffee-taste evolution by giving coffee drinkers all the ingredients they need to become their own baristas and is centered around its new Concentrated Cold Brew Coffee.

About Califia Farms

Inspired by the bounty of California, Califia Farms’ mission is to innovate delicious plant powered foods for mindful nourishment. The company tripled its revenues in the almond milk category from 2013 to 2014 and is a leader in the revolution to de-commodify the food and beverage industry by creating innovative, healthy and great-tasting premium beverages that make it easy for consumers to go ‘plant-powered’ and dairy-free, without compromise. Founded in 2010 by a farmer’s co-operative based in the San Joaquin Valley and headed by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, Califia Farms is a uniquely California company. Its Bakersfield, Calif. manufacturing plant uses artisanal processes to create healthy and delicious plant-based beverages, is eco-friendly, energy efficient and repurposes more than 90 percent of its post-production byproduct. Califia Farms is the fastest-growing natural beverage company in the U.S., as well as the leading brand in the natural products coffee drinks category.

Califia Farms Media Relations

Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications, (949) 307-1723, melanie@mwebbcom.com 

Elizabeth Johnson, mWEBB Communications, (213) 713-4865, elizabeth@mwebbcom.com