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Califia

Califia

Califia Farms makes plant-based dairy products (primarily almond based) such as plant-based milks, plant-based creamers, juices, and dairy-free probiotic yoghurts. The company was founded in 2010 by Greg Steltenpohl and is located in San Joaquin Valley, California.

Califia Farms makes plant-based dairy products (primarily almond based) such as plant-based milks, plant-based creamers, juices, and dairy-free probiotic yoghurts. The company was founded in 2010 by Greg Steltenpohl and is headquarted in Los Angles, California. Califia Farms is named after the Spanish legend of Califia, a warrior queen that ruled over a bountiful and mythical island called California. Califia is pronounced like California but without the "orn".

The CEO of Califia Farms Greg Steltenpohl's vision for Califia Farms is to "make it easy for people to go plant-based and dairy-free with better packaging and more enticing flavors". Califia Farms is in line with CEO Steltenpohl's vision for the company, offering 60+ plant-based and dairy-free products. Between 2015 and 2017 Califia Farms lowered the total sugar used to make their products by 40% in an effort to offer their customers products that will help them live healthier lives by consuming less sugar.

Products

Product category
Product name

Cold brew coffee

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Mocha

Cold brew coffee

Black & White Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Concentrated Cold Brew Coffee Mocha

Cold brew coffee

Cold Brew Black Coffee Signature

Cold brew coffee

Pure Black Cold Brew Coffee Lightly Sweetened

Cold brew coffee

Concentrated Cold Brew Coffee Signature Blend

Cold brew coffee

Cold Brew Black Coffee Mocha

Cold brew coffee

Mocha Noir Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Cold Brew Black Coffee Single Origin

Cold brew coffee

Triple Shot Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Full Shot Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Concentrated Cold Brew Coffee Vanilla Tolteca

Cold brew coffee

Black & White Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee New Orleans

Cold brew coffee

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Latte

Cold brew coffee

Concentrated Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Pure Black Cold Brew Coffee Unsweetened

Cold brew coffee

XX Espresso Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Mocha Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee

Cafe Latte Cold Brew Coffee

Creamer

Original Better Half

Creamer

Unsweetened Creamer

Creamer

Hazelnut Creamer

Creamer

Unsweetened Better Half

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Awards

In 2015 BevNet, a media company that covers the beverage industry, named Califia Farms "brand of the year" for "bridging the gap between social mission, flavor, function, and agriculture". Califia Farms was named one of the top 25 most innovative consumer brands of 2016 by Forbes magazine. On April 26, 2017 Whole Foods named Califia Farms their supplier of the year for "positioning their brand at the forefront of innovation within plant based, dairy alternatives, as well as their passion for quality ingredients and environmental stewardship".

Partnerships

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

On August 28, 2017 Califia Farms and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf announced an on-premise partnership agreement that brings Califia Farms Barista Blend Almond milk into The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations across the United States.

Raised Real

Califia Farms partnered up with Raised Real, a popular nation wide baby food delivery service company, on March 20, 2018. The partnership focuses on Califia Farm's parental leave policy. During the first two months of post-parental leave, employees at Califia Farmswill have Raised Real Baby Food delivered to their doorstep every 2 weeks.

Funding

Venture funding round 1

On September 16, 2015 Califia Farms received a $50 million dollar minority growth investment from Stripes Group.

Venture funding round 2

In August, 2017 Califia Farms closed a $15 million dollar investment deal with CapX for the construction of a new bottling facility in Bakersfield, California.

Timeline

Raised Real partnership

Califia Farms partnered up with Raised Real, a popular nation wide baby food delivery service company, on March 20, 2018. The partnership focuses on Califia Farm's parental leave policy. During the first two months of post-parental leave, employees at Califia Farmswill have Raised Real Baby Food delivered to their doorstep every 2 weeks.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf partnership

On August 28, 2017 Califia Farms and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf announced an on-premise partnership agreement that brings Califia Farms Barista Blend Almond milk into The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations across the United States.

Venture funding from CapX

In August, 2017 Califia Farms closed a $15 million dollar investment deal with CapX for the construction of a new bottling facility in Bakersfield, California.

Califia Farms is named supplier of the year by Whole Foods

On April 26, 2017 Whole Foods named Califia Farms their supplier of the year for "positioning their brand at the forefront of innovation within plant based, dairy alternatives, as well as their passion for quality ingredients and environmental stewardship".

Forbes named Califia Farms one of the top 25 innovative brands of the year

Califia Farms was named one of the top 25 most innovative consumer brands of 2016 by Forbes magazine.

Winner of BevNet's brand of the year award

In 2015 BevNet, a media company that covers the beverage industry, named Califia Farms "brand of the year" for "bridging the gap between social mission, flavor, function, and agriculture".

Venture funding from Stripes Group

On September 16, 2015 Califia Farms received a $50 million dollar minority growth investment from Stripes Group.

Founding of Califia Farms

Califia Farms was founded in 2010 by Greg Steltenpohl and is in located in San Joaquin Valley, California.

People

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Role
Related Golden topics

April Siler

Senior vice president of marketing and global development

Greg Steltenpohl

Co-founder, CEO

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type

A Founder of Odwalla Tries to Recapture His Mojo

Stephanie Strom

News article

Califia Farms Unveils New Line of Dairy-Free, Probiotic-Powered Yogurt Drinks

Califia Farms

News article

Califia Plans To Make Coffee More Transparent And Fair

Esha Chhabra

Web article

Odwalla co-founder builds another beverage empire, this time he's targeting the dairy case

Angelica LaVito

News article

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

This Founder Explains Why He Had to Start Telling Retailers 'No' -- and How It Helped His Business Succeed

12 June 2018

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