PHILADELPHIA—Steeped Coffee, a Certified B Corp, was announced as the NEXTY Awards Winner for “Best New Product” for its French Roast Fair Trade Organic Breakwater Blend. Steeped Coffee was honored as the “Best New Tea or Coffee” by the coveted NEXTY Awards, announced at the annual Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia. Steeped is showcasing its single-serve Steeped Brewing Method and Guilt-Free Packaging in Booth No. 1214 at the expo September 23 to 25.
Brewed like tea, fully compostable Steeped Packs require no machines or specialty brewing equipment and are quickly becoming the sustainable standard in single-serve coffee. Nearly 600 products competed in the NEXTY Awards this year. The program recognizes the pinnacle of excellence in the natural products industry, highlighting brands and products that inspire a healthy, sustainable future for people and the planet.
“We are honored to accept the NEXTY Award for Best New Tea or Coffee. Steeped doesn’t take its Barista-Approved standards lightly, working closely with industry experts to validate every aspect of the Steeped Brewing Method, from freshness and quality to shelf life,” said Josh Wilbur, Founder and CEO, Steeped Coffee. “We are proud to make quality coffee accessible to more people with our revolutionary, simple brewing method that helps reduce our lasting impact on the planet.”
The NEXTY Awards recognize the most progressive, innovative, inspiring, and trustworthy products in the natural products industry. Finalists are chosen based on the NEXTY criteria centered around innovation, inspiration, integrity, and impact. The Natural Products Expo East is the industry’s largest event on the east coast, featuring more than 1,500 brands. Exhibitors showcase the latest innovations shaping the future of organic and natural food and beverage, personal care, and supplements.
Winners ‘Inspire Change’
“Through extensive debate and deliberation, we have carefully selected 23 outstanding brands that are pushing the natural products industry towards a healthier and more sustainable future for people and planet,” says Adrienne Smith, who manages the NEXTY Awards program at New Hope Network. “To rise above hundreds of other nominations is an incredible feat. We are incredibly excited about these products and the impact they can have on our food system. The winners of our NEXTY Awards inspire change and integrity in everything from ingredients to packaging.”
Steeped partners with more than 300+ top roasters across the country to deliver sustainable quality coffee in each single-serve cup. The company’s original Breakwater Blend is made from 100 percent specialty grade coffee that is ethically sourced, with Fair Trade and USDA Organic Certifications, from the Tolima region of Columbia. Each Steeped Pack contains craft-roasted, freshly ground pre-portioned coffee that is triple nitro-sealed to guarantee each perfect cup.
“Steeped Coffee’s single-serve brewing method is disrupting traditional coffee service for individuals, companies, and the hospitality industry,” said Wilbur. “We all have a role to play when it comes to protecting the world we live in, and we take that responsibility seriously. That’s why our award-winning Guilt-Free Packaging that is certified commercially compostable takes every possible step to ensure that your sacred coffee rituals go unnoticed by the next generation.”
Learn about the NEXTY Awards at nextyawards.com.