Javo Launches Dispensed Iced Coffees, Teas

Fountain-like system features 10 varieties

SAN DIEGO -- Javo Beverage Co. Inc. has launched a line of ready-to-dispense specialty iced coffee and tea beverages in 10 flavors.

Using a system that will dispense iced coffee, iced tea and latte beverages from the same equipment, the Javo line will offer convenience stores, quick service restaurants and other high-traffic establishments drinks that customers can prepare themselves in beverage sections just like fountain soda, the company said.

Gary Lillian, Javo's president, said Javo has taken the core offerings of a specialty [image-nocss] coffee shop and made them available in a convenient dispensing format. Flavors include mocha latte, espresso latte, caramel latte, iced dark roast coffee, black raspberry iced coffee, lemonade green tea, chai latte, green tea latte, unsweetened iced tea and iced tea with Splenda.

"We have tested the product at hundreds of convenience stores with amazing results," said Lillian. "Traffic was strong all day, but there was a noticeable bump at off-peak hours, and during warm summer months 18-24-year-old demand swelled."

The dispensed cold drink program is designed for quality hotels, hospital cafeterias, gas stations, fast-food restaurants, donut and bagel shops and sports and recreation venues, as well as the more than 130,000 convenience stores, which can now deliver the complete menu of a coffee shop with the touch of a button.

All the new products are available in one-gallon dispenser packs that fit commonly available cold drink dispensers, including those from Bunn and Cornelius.

Based in Vista, Calif., Javo Beverage Co. makes coffee- and tea-based dispensed beverages, drink mixes and flavor systems. The company has commercialized a proprietary brewing technology that yields fresh brewed coffees and teas that are flavorful, concentrated and stable.