New Beverage Crazes

The beverage market is exploding at the moment with the expansion in popularity of several new beverages. As we’ve been seeing a lot more of these drinks in the hands of consumers lately, we wanted to feature them to keep you in-the-know on the latest industry trends while highlighting one of our favorite beverage bottles.

Kombucha is King

Although we’ve seen a variety of beverages grow in popularity recently, kombucha takes the crown. Kombucha has been around for thousands of years, so it's not exactly a “new” product. However, in the past few years, it has taken the beverage industry by storm for several reasons. Due to its many health benefits, kombucha has become a hot commodity to younger consumers, who we know value the ingredients and perceived benefits of products more than prior generations of consumers.

Kombucha Mushroom Tea Although it's sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, kombucha is not a mushroom – it's a colony of bacteria and yeast.

Not only is kombucha a potential source of probiotics, and contains powerful antioxidants and antibacterial properties, kombucha may also reduce risk of heart disease, help manage type 2 diabetes, and may even help protect against cancer. It’s clear to see why this healthy beverage choice has taken off in recent years.

Cold-Press Cravings

Second, we want to look at cold pressed juices. Cold pressing involves removing the juice from fruits and vegetables without using heat. Juices manufactured through the cold press process are richer in nutritional content than their non-cold-pressed counterparts, making them ideal for health-conscious consumers.

Fruits and Cold Press Juice Another health favorite is cold pressed juice, popular for its higher nutritional content and great taste.

Cold pressed juices are commonly stored in glass packaging to appeal to the “clean” trend that we’ve discussed previously. Since data shows that consumers now care about both what a product is packaged in and what a product is made of, glass bottling seems like an ideal solution for cold pressed drinks.

Cold Brew Rises Up

Lastly, let’s discuss cold brew coffee. As we mentioned in our experience at the Making it in MI trade show, we saw a lot of entrepreneurs entering into the cold brew coffee space. While there may not be any health benefits in cold brew vs. regular coffee, many consumers prefer the taste due to its lower levels of acidity and higher degrees of sweetness. Cold brew coffee has seen a lot of growth in the past 5-8 years and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

Coffee Beans and Grounds Cold brew coffee has taken the stage due to its low acidity and sweet taste.

Switch Up Your Beverage Bottling

As the market for beverages like kombucha, cold-pressed juices, and cold brew coffee grows, so does the competition. Today, we’d like to highlight a glass bottle option that is sure to stand out among the crowd: our 14 oz., glass, round bottle with a 28 ROPP finish.

Featured Beverage Bottle Paired with a metal closure, this bottle choice offers a clean and sleek appearance.

This bottle selection is sold by the pallet (4,840 units.) This versatile bottle can be used for many liquid products, but makes a great pair with kombucha, cold-press juices, and cold brew coffee alike. We have this bottle and the appropriate metal closure in stock, so contact us for more information.

MJS Packaging Solutions

Interested in learning more about this bottle option? Contact one of our knowledgeable packaging solutions specialists online or call us at (800) 915-2262 to get started.