6 Ready-to-Drink Coffee Beverages

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With ready-to-drink coffee and tea sales up double digits in 2020, it’s no surprise beverage manufacturers are embracing the drink segment.

According to IRI, multichannel dollar sales grew 11.7% during the calendar year ending Dec. 27. Unit sales were up 4.3% during the period.

Read on for an introduction to six coffee-based concoctions, some mixed with milk and others with alcohol, that are filling cold-vault shelves.

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Black Stag Lattes

Blackstag lattes

Horseshoe Beverage Co. introduced a ready-to-drink coffee in Black Stag Lattes that delivers a coffee-forward taste and less sugar in four flavors, according to the company. Made with premium 100% Arabica coffee, Black Stag Lattes are available in Mocha, Vanilla, Caramel and Original flavors. The beverages come packaged in 100% recyclable glass bottles in 13.7-ounce single-serve bottles and 12-pack cases.

Photograph courtesy of Horseshoe Beverage Co.

Quokka Brew

Quokka Brew

A creamy oatmilk-based cold brew sourced using Madagascar vanilla, Quokka Brew is marketed as the first caffeinated yet jitter-less coffee. Launching in recyclable aluminum cans, Quokka Brew is fully vegan, contains 3 grams of sugar and is made with organic amino acids and cognition-boosting nootropics. The drink is scientifically proven to eliminate the jitters from caffeine without sacrificing energy or focus, the manufacturer says.

Photograph courtesy of Quokka Brew

Rebel Peppermint Mocha Hard Latte

 Rebel Peppermint Mocha Hard Latte

To coincide with the winter, Twelve5 Beverage released Rebel Peppermint Mocha Hard Latte, which combines a creamy blend of Colombian coffee, chocolatey cocoa, real peppermint and alcohol. The coffeehouse-inspired peppermint flavor consists of a 100% Arabica blend that’s made with natural ingredients. Craft brewed with 5% ABV, the product is packaged in 11-ounce slim cans and available in cases, four-packs and singles.

Photograph courtesy of Twelve5 Beverage

Coca-Cola With Coffee

Coca-Cola With Coffee

Launched in January, Coca-Cola With Coffee comes packaged in 12-ounce cans. The line extension fuses Coca-Cola with Brazilian coffee flavor. Available in Dark Blend, Vanilla and Caramel flavors, the launch is part of the unveiling of a new category the company dubs as refreshment coffee.

Photograph courtesy of Coca-Cola Co.

Barnie’s Cold Brew

Barnie’s Cold Brew

Barnie’s Coffee & Tea’s unsweetened Barnie’s Cold Brew is a smooth, richly flavored blend of the supplier’s own 100% Arabica CropEx Brazil and CropEx Papua New Guinea premium coffees, according to the company. Available in 32-ounce grab-and-go bottles, the drink is punctuated by notes of caramel and chocolate. Less acidic and naturally sweeter than traditional iced coffees, the company said, bottles are available for an SRP of $5.99.

Photograph courtesy of Barnie’s Coffee & Tea

Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew

Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew

Dunkin’ expanded its RTD portfolio with two new 9-ounce cold brew flavors: Caramel Black and Midnight Black. Noted as a smoother, less-acidic coffee alternative with less sugar and fewer calories, both flavors are lightly sweetened and contain 40 calories or fewer per serving, the company says. Available in 9-ounce aluminum bottles.

Photograph courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts