Quinoa Beer Product Development Challenge: Miski Brewing is a family-owned company based in Barrie, Ontario that was born as a subsidiary of its parent company, Miski Organics, to take over its new beer production. Miski specializes in importing and processing dry goods, mainly superfoods, from Peru. As a Canadian agri-food company, their core values include environmental sustainability, organic, and fair-trade. Noticing a market gap … Continue reading Miski Brewing
CHALLENGE: The owners of Wild Lot Farm Distillery had a vision to build a new distillery that will offer craft small-batch spirits, novel RTD (ready-to-drink) spirit-based beverages and cocktails bitters. They wanted a portfolio of spirits that included vodka, gin, and RTD spirit-based beverages. Located on 35 acres of farmland in Prince Edward County, the facility contains 5000 square feet of converted space, a tractor … Continue reading Wild Lot Farm Distillery
New ready-to-drink products for Miura Challenge Drink Miura (Fifth Wave Labs Ltd.) is a beverage company based out of the Greater Toronto Area and operated/owned by Adam Lewis. Drink Miura embraces a reverence for traditional Japanese style iced coffee with the desire to incorporate it into Canadian culture. When Miura came to the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre they offered products … Continue reading Drink Miura Ltd.
Commercializing and Marketing New RTD Tea Beverages CHALLENGE: Genuine Tea Co. blends, packages, distributes and sells premium, ethically sourced and harvested loose leaf teas to offices, stores, and foodservice establishments. Owners, Dave and Sarah O-Connor, noticed the market was lacking a high-quality tea-based ready-to-drink (RTD) beverage that had no sugar added. Seeking to fill this gap in the market, they wanted to extend … Continue reading Genuine Tea Co.
Food Scientists Develop Formulations for Sparkling Coffees and Teas CHALLENGE Detour Coffee Roasters came to the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre to develop a new line of ready-to-drink, carbonated, flavoured coffees and cascara teas. Some of the project constraints included developing a shelf-stable, relatively light, coffee beverage using all natural, clean label ingredients while not exceeding 10g of total sugar. SOLUTION … Continue reading Detour Coffee Co.
Introducing New Products to the Marketplace CHALLENGE Miski Organics is a dry goods importing company based out of Burlington Ontario who wanted to branch out into offering products utilizing their health-conscious dried/ powdered superfoods imported from Peru. They had created some baked goods and dry mixes for trade shows and other events with great reception from the public and wanted to continue with product portfolio … Continue reading Miski Organics