Finlays' Functional Beverage Range
Ready to tap into growing demand for functional beverages?
The rising trend for food and beverages that don’t just taste great but also provide an array of associated health benefits shows no signs of slowing. The European functional health beverage category grew +25% between 2016-2019, reaching a value of €30.3bn. Finlays range of natural tea extracts, caffeine and cold brew coffee solutions are designed to help you tap into growing demand for natural and clean label products.
Brand owners can satisfy consumer thirst for functional beverages by choosing products that…
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Clean energy with cold brew coffee
Our pioneering approach to cold brew extraction helps brand owners unlock the growing demand for functional and natural energy drinks with products that:
Provide natural sources of caffeine
Natural energy drink brands have benefited from triple-digit growth in recent years as consumers gravitate towards healthier alternatives such as cold brew, a beverage that contains naturally sourced caffeine and zero added sugar and few calories.
Offer a premium, sensorial experience
Using our unique, bespoke gravity extraction technology, we extract the finest flavours from the bean resulting in distinctly smooth and deliciously rich cold brew coffee.
Cold brew offers a smooth, refreshing taste profile that pairs well with carbonated bases as well as citrus and fruit flavours to replicate traditional energy drink formulations.
Our unique process involves no heat and no pressure and has nothing else added. That means we don’t add soluble coffee or bulking agents.
Tapping into tea’s health halo
Our unique approach to tea extracts helps brand owners tap into the functional beverage space with products that:
Have associated wellness benefits
Last year, more 57% of European soft beverage launches containing tea extracts carried a ‘functional’ or ‘plus’ claim v. Our tea extracts are rich in naturally-derived bioactive compounds which are associated with various health benefits.
Effectively tap into tea’s health halo
Our tea extracts have a high polyphenol content, a type of bioactive compound in tea associated with various health benefits such as countering oxidative stress, reducing cardiovascular risk, supporting weight loss and improving mood.
Provide a natural source of caffeine
Our tea extracts contain naturally occurring caffeine, meeting consumer demand for more natural alternatives to beverages containing synthetic caffeine.
Allow clean labelling claims
Tea extracts in The Wellbeing Collection are naturally sugar and calorie free and are free from preservatives, added chemicals, pesticides and non-aqueous solvents.
A variety of tea extracts in The Wellbeing Collection are certified organic. They are extracted from fresh leaf tea grown using natural methods of weed control and use fertiliser made from spent leaf from our own extracts’ facility.
Since 2016, beverage launches highlighting tea compounds have increased by +30% v. Our versatile range of flavour extracts for beverages can help brand owners leverage functional associations across numerous beverage categories such as RTDs, energy drinks and juice formats.
Saosa, our tea extraction facility, sits at the heart of our tea farming community in Kericho and all extracts in the Wellbeing collection are 100% traceable and certified. James Finlay Kenya is more than a tea operation, it’s a thriving community, and when you partner with us for tea extract solutions, you share in our mission to create social, environmental and economic change.
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i Mintel, March 2022, Tea can take functional benefits to the next level – Mintel. ii GlobalData Plc, survey of 10,023 European consumers, Q2 2021. iii Mintel GNPD 2021, global energy drink launches 2016-2019. iv Global Consumer Survey, 2020 survey of 26,097 consumers in 30+ countries globally. v Mintel GNPD, 2022