LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., U.S. – White Coffee’s packaging innovation, BioCup, was honored last month as a finalist in the 2015 World Beverage Innovation Awards for the Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative category. BioCup, one of the leading entries, captured the ecological niche for wholly biodegradable pods.
The award ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 11 at BrauBeviale, one of the largest trade shows for the global beverage industry, held in Nuremberg, Germany.
Since 2003, FoodBev Media has sponsored the World Beverage Innovation Awards – designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global beverage industry.
The awards feature 26 categories including “Best Juice” to “Best Functional Drink,” to “Best New Beverage Concept”; plus categories for brands; ingredients; packaging; design; manufacturing and processing; sustainability; and marketing and communications. BioCup® was selected from 360 entries representing 40 countries.
With increased growth in single serve coffee offerings, comes increased responsibility for waste disposal. The revolutionary compostable and biodegradable single serve packaging offers 90% degradation after six months.
“We are very proud to be honored by the international beverage community for BioCup,” says Jonathan White, Executive Vice President for White Coffee Corporation. “White Coffee is committed to be a leader in the industry in minimizing the effect of its activities on the environment.”
Consumers committed to “green” packaging have a large selection of blends and flavors.
White Coffee presented the line of BioCup® packaged coffees under the White Coffee moniker. White Coffee’s Bio-degradable and Compostable Organic Single Serve Coffee BioCup® is available in 11 flavors: Colombian, Breakfast Blend, French Roast, Full City Roast, Mexican High Grown, Peruvian, Rainforest Blend, Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Sea Salt Caramel and Chocolate Morsel.
White Coffee’s BioCup® is available in retail outlets nationwide and offered in 10-count and 80-count boxes. The cups are 2.0 compatible, for use with the Keurig® system and similar coffeemakers.