Just as we ended 2020, we can proudly announce new R&D projects in the functional foods category. Our partner on this project has previously booked enormous success launching a line of vitamin-infused (cold) beverages at some of the most reputable European retailers. Now, our partner is eager to enter the hot beverages category. There is one important condition: a suitable eco-friendly single-serve packaging has to be used. What an assignment! Only a limited number of companies are active in this space, with most players still focusing on aluminum and plastic solutions. The few single-serve players that did have eco-friendly solutions, are often not keen or not equipped to process functional foods. Arrives on the scene, coffeeRoots Cantata. Though this particular product poses major technical challenges, we set up a task force existing of production, R&D, quality and commercial staff to make this challenging project come to life. More than six months of extensive lab tests and industrial tests have passed, with great progress being made already. Stay tuned for more, or better, join us as a partner in our R&D projects.