Overall, this product is very sustainable, and I particularly like their emphasis on utilizing an ingredient that is otherwise wasted to make another popular industry more sustainable. The company also has followed important sustainability initiatives that focus on helping the farmers in coffee farming communities. This product is a great alternative to many energy drinks that are popular today.
The main ingredient in the product is cascara, the outer peel and fruit of coffee cherries that is usually wasted in coffee production. For every 2 tons of coffee cherries picked, nearly 1 ton of cascara is discarded. The other ingredients include 8 grams of organic sugar, ginger, botanicals depending on the specific flavor, and added probiotic Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30,6086 that supports digestive and immune health. The product is also lightly caffeinated and rich in antioxidants. They also offer keto versions of this product with less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. The glass bottles the drinks are packaged in are also recyclable.
The cascara is sun-dried and cold-brewed in small batches to create the tea. While the company is very transparent about the ingredients used in their products, they do not provide much information about the detailed process by which the product is made.
The mission of the company Drink Bevea is to make the coffee industry more sustainable by utilizing the entire coffee plant. They also aim to economically help farmers in coffee farming communities and reduce agricultural pollution and harm to the environments where coffee is grown.