If you're looking for more information about our products, check out the Sustainability and FAQs sections below.

Help! You're sold out of the product(s) I want.
We try to keep our warehouses fully stocked with the Califia products you want, but the truth is that sometimes demand is higher than we planned, so they run out before we can ship more. But anytime that a product is out of stock, please rest assured that we're working on restocking it for you. If you have more questions, feel free to drop us a line at hello@califiafarms.com.
Why can't I purchase Black Label Cold Brew or Nitro Cold Brew?
We’re glad you’re looking for our new cold brews! They’ll be available online soon, but because both product lines are new packaging formats for us, we're still figuring out the safest and more efficient way to ship these product lines to your door. Stay tuned.
What is the packaging made of?
The insulation is made from purified, cotton enhanced textile fibers, sandwiched between two layers of poly film. An added bonus: the added padding protects the product better to prevent breakage and spilling!
How do I properly throw away the packaging?

Cardboard: The cardboard is 100% recyclable. Dispose of according to your local recycling program.

Polyfilm: Tear off thin polyfilm layers to separate from the cotton fiber insulation. (Note: Exposing the cotton fibers will speed up decomposition of cotton!) The polyfilm is recyclable (Plastic #4) and can be disposed of according to your local recycling program.

Gelpacks: We encourage you to freeze and reuse.

Insulation Material: The cotton textile fibers are 100% biodegradable. Remove the fibers from polyfilm encasing and toss in trash.

If you still have questions, drop us a line at hello@califiafarms.com.

Why can’t I buy just one bottle?

We’re working on it, we promise! But for the moment, our online store only offers products by the case because of our current logistics structure. If you’re looking for one bottle only, check our Store Locator to see if your local retailers carry our products.

Help! I still have questions.

Contact us by emailing hello@califiafarms.com or calling 1 (844) 237-4779. Our Customer Care genies are happy to help!

I’ve already placed my order. How can I track it?

When you’re logged in to your account, your name will appear in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Hover over your name and an options menu will appear. Click on ‘Orders’ to see the status of your orders: processing, shipped, or delivered.

Once your order ships from our warehouse, you will receive an email notification, which includes a package tracking number. Click the tracking number, and it will redirect you to the courier's website where you can keep track of your order.

Hmm. Did my order ship?

After you’ve made a purchase, we'll send you two emails. First, your 'Order Confirmation' email will be sent within minutes of placing the order to let you know that our system has accepted your order.

As soon as your order is on its way, you will receive a 'Shipping Confirmation' email with all the necessary tracking information along with an estimated time of arrival. Depending on the shipping option you choose, it may take a few days to receive this email. If it's been a few weeks and you haven't received your order OR this email, please contact us and we'll look into the issue for you.

Whoops. How can I cancel a one-time order?

Califia quickly processes orders, so whether your order can be cancelled will depend on the stage of processing your order is in. Please immediately email us at hello@califiafarms.com or click ‘Contact Us’ on our website. We will try our best to cancel your shipment for you, but if your order is already in processing at the warehouse, it unfortunately can no longer be cancelled.

What is your shipping policy?

We are happy to ship to street addresses within the United States. Shipping is a flat rate of $6.00 (including subscriptions). Currently, we do not ship outside of the continental United States, including to FPOs, APOs, P.O. Boxes, Alaska, Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

Orders are processed at our warehouse Monday through Friday. Processing generally takes a day; once your order has shipped from the warehouse, please allow 3-6 business days for your refreshing Califia to arrive at your door.

Package tracking numbers are available via your shipping confirmation email, or by logging in and checking the status of your order. Please allow at least 24 hours after placing your order before calling our Customer Care Team to check on your order tracking, as the tracking information may not be available from our shippers before that time.

Do you ship to PO Boxes/APO addresses?
Unfortunately, we do not ship to PO boxes or APO addresses at this time.
What is your return policy?/Can I return my order?

Unfortunately, we don't accept returns of product or do exchanges of product. If your order was damaged in transit, or if you've received the wrong order, please reach out to our Customer Care team immediately, by emailing hello@califiafarms.com or calling 1 (844) 237-4779, and we will either send you a replacement or offer you an equal exchange credit.

If you believe there is a quality issue with your product, please take note of the Expiration Date and the Lot Code (a series of numbers with a timecode that is printed near the Expiration Date), so that we can trace the specific batch of product you have received. These inquiries will be handled on a case by case basis.

How do you ship shelf-stable products?
We ship our shelf-stable products in corrugated box and paper.
I forgot to use my discount code! Is it too late to apply it to my order?
Coupon codes can only be applied before the order is placed. We recommend applying the unused code to your next order!
How do you ship refrigerated products?
We ship our perishable products with frozen gel packs that go inside an innovative alternative to styrofoam: insulation made from cotton fibers, inside a recyclable corrugated box.
Is your product shipped to me in styrofoam?
No! Absolutely not. As part of our mission to be as environmentally responsible as possible, we’ve invested in a foam-free packaging alternative to polystyrene (styrofoam).
My product was delivered unrefrigerated. Is it safe?

If you ordered a Califia product in a carton, don’t worry — it’s shelf-stable and does not need to be refrigerated until opened. If you ordered a Califia product in a bottle, it should have arrived with frozen gel packs to keep the product cool. If your shipment did not have these gel packs, please contact hello@califiafarms.com.

I’m going on vacation. Is it possible to skip my order next month?
Good for you! To skip a shipment in your existing subscription, just log in to your customer account and click ‘Orders’ after hovering over your name. Find ‘My Subscriptions’ on this page and click the subscription you want to skip. You'll see the schedule for your next three deliveries under ‘Subscription History.’ Click ‘Skip Shipment’ on the shipment you want to skip, and that’s it. Enjoy your vacation!
I need to change the way I pay for my subscription. How do I do that?
Whenever you need to make changes to your billing information, just log in to your customer account and click ‘Orders’ after hovering over your name. Find ‘My Subscriptions’ on this page and click the subscription for which you need to make the change. You should see a ‘Payment Method’ option. Then click ‘Change Billing’ where you can update your information.
How do I change my shipping address for my monthly subscription?
These things happen! Just log in to your customer account and click ‘Orders’ after hovering over your name. Find ‘My Subscriptions’ on this page and click the subscription for which you need to make the change. You should see a ‘Shipped To’ option, and then click ‘Change Shipping Address’ where you can update your information.
How do I cancel my subscription?

To cancel your subscription, log in to your account using your account information. Hover over your name, click on ‘Orders,’ scroll down to ‘Subscriptions’ and click the one you want to cancel. To the far right, you'll see a box that says ‘Summary.’ In that box, click ‘Cancel Subscription.’

If you have any trouble canceling your subscription, give us a holler at hello@califiafarms.com and we'll be glad to help!

What does being a sustainable business mean to Califia Farms?

We believe that the impact of our business is a lot bigger than how many bottles we sell. We want to build the food and beverage company of the future, and sustainability is at the heart of our values and guides us in our plant-powered innovation. The environmental impact of meat and dairy consumption makes it more important than ever to find plant-based solutions for our diets. We endeavor to make plant-based foods that are delicious and easily accessible so that choosing health and caring for the environment is available to everyone and doesn’t mean compromising on taste.

Sustainability has been a core value of ours ever since we started, and we’re beyond excited to announce that we’re embarking on a range of initiatives to improve our environmental footprint. From improving our packaging materials to using renewable energy, from recycling our process-water to local agriculture and developing Direct Trade relationships with our producer partners, we’re putting together a comprehensive program that will also include new ways to communicate our goals and progress. We invite you to join us on this journey toward a sustainable, plant-powered future.

How do you source your ingredients?

One of our core aspirations of sustainability is to improve value for our farmer-partners through direct-sourcing partnerships. By shortening the supply chain, we can assure we bring you the highest quality ingredients while ensuring that the stewards of our land benefit from our business. We’re embarking on a journey to develop a robust Direct Trade coffee sourcing program. In 2018, all of Califia’s Cold Brew Coffee will be sourced directly from farmer-partners in Central and South America, and from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia.

When it comes to our plant milks, we work primarily with one almond grower-processor that is led by a 3rd generation family operation. They use only the most technologically-progressive irrigation practices and manage their own beehives to assure that these important pollinators thrive. More than 80% of the almonds we buy are grown and processed within a 20 mile radius of our bottling facility.

Califia Farms began as a juice company, pressing the bounty of the Cuties Lil’ Zipper tangerines into refreshing quenchers. We were founded with the intention of making good use of blemished, perfectly-imperfect fruit that couldn’t be sold for fresh eating, thereby reducing food waste — a contributor to climate change. Although our product line has since grown to include more than just juices, we remain just as committed as ever to bringing you high quality citrus — packed with sunshine — in a variety of fresh flavor combos.

How are you making your facilities more energy efficient?

Our goal is to transition to 100% renewable power by 2020. To get there, we’re finding innovative ways to reduce our energy needs while also boosting our production of renewable energy. We’ve managed to cut the amount of energy needed to produce one bottle of our Almondmilk by 23% between 2016 and 2017. Next year, we’ll be installing a massive solar array at our manufacturing plant to harness the power of the California sunshine. We’re also in the midst of a year-long energy efficiency study that will guide further improvements.

We use cool technology to lower our carbon footprint throughout our energy-efficient distribution center:

  • 16” insulated walls. Eight independently functioning condenser units, which activate as directed by a multi-zone network of temperature sensors.
  • Energy efficient motors with Variable Frequency Drives.
  • A boiler economizer to consume less gas in our heat generation.
  • Skylights in the packaging area of our plant so that we can turn off the majority of the area lighting during sunny days and motion sensors so that if we’re not using the lights, they shut off automatically.
How are you conserving water?

We all know H20 is a precious resource, especially in our home state of California.

Califia Farms Supports Water-Friendly Farmers

  • We work almost exclusively with almond farmers who use only the most efficient, technologically advanced irrigation practices.
  • By using drip irrigation and live weather and soil moisture monitoring, our farmers ensure that the almond trees get the appropriate amount of water they need.

Califia Farms is Increasing Water Efficiency

  • In our manufacturing 100% of the water leaving our Bakersfield plant is now captured and reclaimed by the farmers who grow our almonds just up the road.
  • Over the past year, we have reduced the amount of water required to produce each bottle of our Almondmilk by 16% through efficient production planning.
How are you reducing waste?
Over 90% of the production waste (shrink wraps, pallets, cardboard and paper) from our facility is diverted from the landfill to recycling. The small amount of organic food waste left over after production is given to local farmers to be repurposed. We are currently working to achieve Zero Waste Certification.
What about bee health and Califia Farms?
The health of the natural world is a priority of ours, and the health of honeybees is critical to our company’s supply chain — without bees, almond trees can’t grow almonds! That’s why we work with our growers to protect the bees; in fact, we have chosen to work almost exclusively with an almond supplier that has their own in-house honeybee operation to protect and grow the bee population. Almond farming is a key industry for bee health: the almond bloom is the first opportunity for bees to find forage every year, which provides them with the food they need to increase in population and continue on to pollinate crops across America. We can all help protect the bees by planting more forage; learn how Califia’s retail partner Whole Foods is “sharing the buzz” here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/sharethebuzz.
Is your packaging recyclable?

All of our products are brought to you in recyclable packaging— whether that is plastic bottles, cartons, glass or aluminum bottles. Both the label sleeves on bottles as well as the plastic caps are recyclable. Please note: removing the label allows for better color sorting and assures greater value of the materials. If you can spare the extra ten seconds, rip off the label for the planet! It’s important to check to assure the right facilities exist in your community. Please visit RecycleCartons.com or check with your local recycling program.

For our e-commerce site, all refrigerated product is shipped to consumers in a foam-free packaging alternative to styrofoam. We use an estimated 75% recycled content in all our corrugated cardboard for shipping. Right now, we’re working on ways to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging even further by including recycled materials in our packaging.

Are you affiliated with any other third party associations or charity groups?

We are proud to be founding members of the Plant Based Foods Association, a trade organization formed with the following mission: to ensure a fair and competitive marketplace for businesses selling plant-based foods intended to replace animal products such as meats, dairy, and eggs, by promoting policies and practices that improve conditions in the plant-based foods industry, and educating consumers about the benefits of plant-based foods.

We’re a supporter of the Ron Finley Project - meet Ron in our “Cultivators” Video. Learn more about what he’s doing for the future of food in Califia Farms’ Earth Day Blog Post.

Who is Queen Califia and why did you name the company after her?
California runs deep in the roots of our company. When Califia founder Greg Steltenpohl had the opportunity to create Califia Farms from the ground up, he was fueled by a fundamental Californian ethos and drew inspiration from the legend of Queen Califia, the beautiful black goddess, who was also known as the “Spirit of California.” Originally conceived in a 16th-century Spanish novel, the mythic Queen Califia led an army of women warriors and fantastic creatures on bountiful island paradise named California. She was both nurturing and powerful; protecting both the land and people of California, like the original wellness warrior! In the same way that we see California as a symbol of change, our logo reflects the diverse, multi-racial, and multi-cultural Californian population. So, while Queen Califia was a mythical figure, her name and our interpretation of her symbolize not only the bounty and spirit of California, but also the power of our great state’s multi-faceted, united culture and its role in inspiring the health and wellness of the world.
Are your products 100% non-GMO?
Yes. All products are 100% non-GMO to meet the demands of today’s consumers, who are looking for non-GMO products and non-GMO labeling.
Do all of your products have the non-GMO Verification Project label?
No. Some of our products have the non-GMO Project Verification Label, and others have our own Verified Label stating they are non-GMO, as tested by an approved third party verifier of the non-GMO Project to validate our 100% non-GMO status.
Are your products organic?
While our full line is not organic, all Califia Farms products are 100% plant-based, non-GMO, carrageenan-free, gluten-free, vegan and made with no artificial ingredients. Some of our consumers want an organic option, so that’s why we also have a line of USDA Certified Organic Homestyle Nutmilks. Available in three varieties — almond, cashew and coconut — these ultra-creamy nutmilks are made with only four ingredients — organic nuts, water, oat fiber, and a dash of sea salt.
Why aren't all your products organic?
The sourcing of certain ingredients, particularly organic nuts, makes it challenging to produce all of our products as organic. While our full line is not organic, all Califia Farms products are 100% plant-based, non-GMO, carrageenan-free, gluten-free, vegan and made with no artificial ingredients. Some of our consumers want an organic option, so that’s why we also have a line of USDA Certified Organic Homestyle Nutmilks. As as a leader in the nut-beverage category, we consider it our responsibility to deliver consistent and delicious taste through quality ingredients, all while building a reliable and enduring supply chain. Califia Farms want to bring everyone access to great-tasting, plant-based options that have a lighter impact on the environment than traditional dairy.
Do you have carrageenan in your products?
All Califia Farms products are 100% carrageenan-free!
What ingredients changed in your products when you removed carrageenan?
When we removed carrageenan, we replaced it with the natural thickener locust bean gum, which is extracted from the seeds of the carob tree and delivers on our Almondmilks’ signature creaminess and taste.
My local store doesn’t carry Califia. Help!

If you're looking for our products, please check out http://www.califiafarms.com/store-locator to find Califia near you! You can filter your search to produce results for the specific product you are looking for by selecting the product image from the menu below the zip code field.

If you can't find Califia Farms in store, we want to hear from you. Please use our request portal, requestcalifiafarms.com, to ask your local store to carry our products. Or if you prefer to have them delivered to your doorstep, shop direct from www.califiafarms.com.

I own a small business, and I’d like to stock Califia Farms. What do I do?

Send us an email at sales@califiafarms.com and let us know the distributors from which you order.

Do you have gluten in your products?
Our products are gluten-free.
What allergens are present at your facilities?
Our PET plastic bottle products are made in a facility that processes tree nuts, and our laminated carton products are processed in a facility that processes dairy and tree nuts. There is no risk for peanut contamination at our production facility, and our almond and other tree nut (cashew, macadamia, and coconut) suppliers have exclusively tree nut processes. Califia Farms has a thorough allergen program in place that is properly validated and verified by independent third party analysis. All equipment is tested following cleaning using methods and procedures that are approved for use in food plants to verify allergen status.
Are your products Kosher?
Yes, all of our products are kosher. Our products are Pareve and the products are under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union
Your products say “Homogenized.” What does that mean?
Homogenization is a physical process, where pressure is applied to the beverage to ensure smoothness and to prevent separation. Homogenization does not affect the nutritional content of the beverage, and as a physical process, it does not introduce any new materials.
Why and how do you pasteurize your products?
Pasteurization is a very common process in the beverage manufacturing industry and we pasteurize for food safety reasons. We use flash pasteurization, meaning that our products are heated up quickly for short periods of time to make sure they are safe for consumption.
Is the sugar in your products processed using bone charcoal?
No. The sugar in our products is not processed through bone charcoal.
Is there corn in your products?
No. There is no corn in our products.
What accounts for the sodium content in your products?
The sodium content is mostly derived from the added sea salt. The salt is a flavor potentiator, which gives flavor in our products more of a punch.
What kind of water do your products contain?
We start with potable well water, which we run through a reverse osmosis unit that filters and purifies beyond the standards of ordinary drinking water by removing virtually all of the dissolved solids from the water.
How long do your products stay fresh?
You should drink our products by or before their expiration date, and within 7 to 10 days of opening them. It is not unusual for our products to remain good past the 10-day mark; however, we only guarantee that they will be good for 7 to 10 days once opened.
Does my product need to be refrigerated before opening?
Yes. Our bottled products (Plant Milks, Creamers, Enhanced Milks, Cold Brew Coffees, Juices and Seasonals) are perishable and must always be refrigerated. However, our products packaged in cartons (Better Half, select Creamers and select Concentrated Cold Brew) are shelf-stable and can be left unrefrigerated before opening. Please always double check the label instructions. With all of our products, please refrigerate after opening and consume within 7-10 days.
How do I open the Nitro Cold Brew bottle?
Use a bottle opener! Our bottles are not twist-off, and we don’t recommend trying to open with anything other than a bottle opener.
How long can my products stay in the box before I need to put them in the refrigerator?
We recommend putting your Califia products away as soon as possible; our products are perishable and need to be refrigerated as soon as they are received.
Plant Milks
Can I freeze the Almondmilk?
All our labels say "Do Not Freeze" because the product will change texture once it is frozen; even if you try to re-liquefy the product, it will no longer have the same texture and it will not be enjoyable. That's why we do not recommend freezing our product. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Is your Almondmilk organic?
While our full line is not organic, all Califia Farms products are 100% plant-based, non-GMO, carrageenan-free, gluten-free, vegan and made with no artificial ingredients. Some of our consumers want an organic option, so that’s why we also have a line of USDA Certified Organic Homestyle Nutmilks. Available in three varieties — almond, cashew and coconut — these ultra-creamy nutmilks are made with only four ingredients — organic nuts, water, oat fiber, and a dash of sea salt.
What are the "Natural Flavors" Listed on Your Ingredient List?
Our natural flavors are a proprietary blend of essences, extracts, and other components of natural food materials to provide added enjoyment using safe and natural ingredients. The flavor components that we use are not manufactured in a lab — they are obtained from real food ingredients to impart flavor. At Califia Farms, we are dedicated to the health and safety of our products, but we cannot divulge the components of our proprietary flavor blend because our recipes are… well… proprietary!
What Kinds of Sweetener do You Use?
We use pure cane sugar in our sweetened products and also add monk fruit, a natural sweetener, to our Toasted Coconut Almondmilk, Choc-O-Maca, Maca-’Nilla, Classic Cinnamon Horchata, Better Half Hazelnut, Better Half Vanilla, Ginger Limeade, Meyer Lemonade and Watermelon Ginger Lime Agua Fresca to deliver a great taste experience with less sugar. Our sugar is not processed or whitened through bone charcoal (a concern among vegan-consumers). We use Grade A Vermont maple syrup to sweeten our Matcha Almondmilk.
How Does Your Almondmilk Contain so Much Calcium? Is it Added?
Our Almondmilk has 50% more calcium than cow’s milk, and yes, we do add calcium to our Almondmilk (as do many breakfast favorites, such as orange juice and other milk-substitute products, because calcium is good for you!). Calcium is an essential mineral — it is needed by the body for healthy bones, muscles, nervous system and for a healthy heart. We add extra calcium to our Almondmilk by adding Calcium Carbonate, a mineral that is mined from Mother Earth, and then milled to a very fine powder like consistency.
How much calcium is in your plant milk products?
Our Almondmilk and Go Coconuts products contain at least 450 mg of calcium per 8 oz serving. Our Almondmilk has 50% more calcium than cow’s milk, and we do add calcium to our Almondmilk. Calcium is an essential mineral — it is needed by the body for healthy bones, muscles, nervous system and for a healthy heart. We add extra calcium to our Almondmilk by adding Calcium Carbonate, a mineral that is mined from Mother Earth, and then milled to a very fine powder-like consistency. Please check the packaging on our Homestyle Organic Nutmilks as they vary by product.
How Much Potassium is in Your Almondmilk?
Our Original, Vanilla, Unsweetened, Unsweetened Vanilla, Toasted Coconut, and Chocolate Almondmilks have 50 mg of potassium or less per serving (1% DV). Toasted Oats N’ Almond has 23 mg of potassium (<1% DV) and Go Coconuts has 72 mg of potassium (2% DV). Our Organic Homestyle Nutmilks have 50 mg of potassium or more per serving (2% DV).
Can I cook with your Almondmilk?
Our Almondmilk is great for cooking — the best part is that you can use the exact same amount of Almondmilk in cooking and baking recipes as cow’s milk. And our Creamers and Better Half Creamers are great for cooking, both savory and sweet.
What Makes Your Creamy Original Almondmilk so Creamy?
We don’t add anything to our Almondmilk to make it creamier… we actually just add less water to our almond meal in the process of making it, resulting in a creamy, dreamy Almondmilk for you to enjoy!
Can I Use my Almondmilk in Coffee, or Will it Curdle?
Our Almondmilk will not curdle in your coffee; in fact, it’s become the Almondmilk of choice at many of the nation’s top coffee shops, so you should go ahead and steam it, too! And might we recommend our Almondmilk Coffee Creamers and Better Half Creamers?! They don’t have any of the partially hydrogenated oils that conventional non-dairy creamers use to make your coffee creamer; ours are made with pure almond cream for smooth and slightly sweet drinkable delight.
Enhanced Milks
How much matcha is in your Matcha Almondmilk?
We have 1.8 grams of total matcha in one 10.5 fl oz bottle, with 0.95 grams of ceremonial matcha and 0.85 grams of culinary matcha. This is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of Matcha or the amount in a cup of ceremonial matcha tea.
Where does the matcha in your Matcha Almondmilk come from?
We source our matcha in Nishio City in Aichi Prefecture, which is in the Chūbu region of Japan.
What’s the difference between ceremonial and culinary matcha?
A main difference is that ceremonial matcha comes from the youngest tea leaves on the top of the tree plant and culinary matcha will usually be from older leaves that are on the lower part of the tree. Ceremonial matcha is hand harvested, and culinary matcha is usually harvested by a machine. Ceremonial matcha is made using a stone grinder, while culinary matcha is made using either air pulverization or a machine.
How much caffeine is in your Matcha Almondmilk?
There are 50 mg of caffeine per 10.5 fl. oz serving of Matcha Almondmilk.
I see Full Shot has MCTs. What exactly are MCTs?
MCTs, or Medium Chain Triglycerides, are fats that are quickly digested into ketone bodies which can be used as a plant-based alternative energy source. They occur naturally in coconut oil and palm oil.
Is your palm oil sourced sustainably?

The MCT oil we use originates from coconut and/or palm oils. Our supplier is part of the GreenPalm program and purchases GreenPalm certificates to promote increased availability of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil. GreenPalm is a means to directly support certified sustainable growers so that sustainable palm oil can become more available.

Where does the coconut in CaliCoco come from?
We make CaliCoco with Sumatran coconut cream from mature coconuts that we source in Indonesia, and we source our coconut water from the Philippines from mature coconuts. We source our coconut meat in the Philippines from young green coconuts.
Where does the ginger and turmeric in your Ginger Almondmilk come from?
The ginger comes from China, and the turmeric comes from India.
How much ginger and turmeric are in your Ginger Almondmilk? How much am I supposed to have?
Our product has 450mg turmeric powder per bottle (10.5oz). It’s recommended to take 1-3gm of dried turmeric powder per day (Source: University of Maryland Medical Center), and many supplements are about 500-1500mg. Our product has about 400mg of Ginger solids Juice per bottle (10.5oz). It’s recommended to take up to 1 gm ginger solids per day in divided doses (Source: University of Maryland Medical Center) and many supplements are about 550mg.
Cold Brew Coffees
What is Cold Brew Coffee and why is Califia Farms’ unique?
Cold Brew Coffee is brewed not with hot water like many others; instead our coffee is brewed with cold water over several hours. We use a proprietary cold brew immersion technique that results in more water contacting more of the coffee grounds, imparting more flavor to the final brew because this technique captures more of the great-tasting coffee compounds and leaves behind the less desirable compounds. Our process also guarantees the coffee stays fresher because there’s less exposure to air, meaning less oxidation and degradation.
What kind of coffee do you use in your Califia Farms Cold Brew with Almondmilk?
Our new Nitro Cold Brew Coffees in aluminum bottles and Black Label Cold Brews in glass bottles are made with Direct Trade-sourced coffee beans from Colombia, El Salvador, and Guatemala, and our Single Origin Black Label coffee is Direct Trade-sourced from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia. Califia Farms RTD Cold Brew Blends in PET bottles are made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Coffee, sourced from high-quality beans from farms in Guatemala, Colombia and El Salvador. Our beans are then roasted to perfection — we wait for the exact right look, smell, and taste to indicate that the beans are properly roasted and ready for grinding. Next comes the brewing, but not in scalding water like many others; instead, our coffee is cold brewed over the course of several hours until we extract all of the amazing flavors from the beans. Cold brewing captures many flavor components that “hot brewing” doesn’t catch — lucky you!
Is Cold Brew more caffeinated than hot brew?
Caffeine is more soluble in boiling water than in cold water. With this knowledge, we can assume that cold-brew coffee should have less caffeine than hot-brew. The difference is that cold-brew coffee drinking strength is typically higher than hot brew. The Bottom line? A cup of cold brew does end up typically having more caffeine than hot brew. Confusing enough? :)
What is your roasting style?
Our roasting style is close to a Scandinavian light roast — it brings out the bright notes in the coffee. We wait for the exact right look, smell, and taste to indicate that the beans are properly roasted and ready for grinding.
Where do you source your coffee?
The lightly roasted, Scandinavian-style, 100% Arabica beans are sourced from Central and South America. The Single Origin Black Label Coffee is sourced from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia
What is Direct Trade?

Quality goes hand-in-hand with careful sourcing and sustainable farming. That’s why we’re embarking on a journey to encourage sustainable growing practices by our farmer-partners and offer premium pricing — or, in other words, fair and honest pricing — which benefits the farmer and our planet. There are many important services throughout the supply chain, but none more important than the farmer. Direct Trade means setting the price directly with the farmer, not through a broker. By shortening the distance between ourselves and the farmers, we can more effectively bring the highest quality ingredients while ensuring the stewards of our land benefit from our business.

We’re embarking on a journey to develop a robust Direct Trade coffee sourcing program. By 2018, all the coffee in our Cold Brews will be sourced directly from farmers in Central and South America, and from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia.

Is your Cold Brew Coffee Almondmilk good for me? It tastes like a treat…
Yes — that’s the best part! (Well, actually drinking it is the best part, but the fact that you’re doing your body good at the same time is pretty cool…) Our Cold Brew Coffee with Almondmilk has NO saturated fat, is soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free… instead, it’s FULL of the benefits of our Almondmilk and is an: excellent source of calcium.
I know it’s Cold Brew, but what happens if I heat it up?
You’re in luck — our Cold Brew Coffee (just like our Almondmilks) was formulated so that you can enjoy it cold and hot. So feel free to get crazy in the kitchen, add a little heat — see what happens! For our Concentrated Cold Brew (CCB), you just add your mixer (water or Almondmilk), and then heat it up to your desired temperature.
How do you get the nitrogen in your Nitro Cold Brew?
Most other nitrogenated coffee brands use a widget to get the nitrogen into coffee, however, we don’t use a widget for our Nitro Cold Brew. (For those that are new to this terminology, a widget is a little disc with holes in it that when included in a can, will release the coffee and nitro combo). The truth is, we found that it's difficult to use a widget with non-dairy. So we created a proprietary process through which we infused the nitrogen into our cold brew during the bottling. Our process creates a Nitro Cold Brew that's definitely best enjoyed poured rigorously into a glass — that's because when you open and pour it, the nitrogen is released rapidly, creating the sweet-tasting, smooth microfoam at the top
How is Nitro Cold Brew best served?
Gently agitate, use a bottle opener to pop off top, and pour vigorously.
Is it safe for me to drink nitrogen?
Yes! In fact, the majority of the air we breathe is made of Nitrogen.
Can I freeze your Nitro Cold Brew?
No, please don’t! It’s like a beer — if you freeze it or get it too cold, it’ll lose its nitrogenation (i.e. its bubbles). It might also explode or destroy the stability of the product.
What's the difference between nitrogen-infusion versus carbonation?
They’re both gases in the air, but CO2 creates bigger bubbles, and nitrogen bubbles are smaller, creating a smoother, creamier, sweeter-tasting sensation when drinking, so we decided to go the nitro route.
Why did you add macadamia milk to your Nitro Cold Brew?
Because Macadamia milk tastes great and adds an extra creamy, milky note.
In your Nitro Cold Brew, what does New Orleans style mean?
A famous coffee blend started in New Orleans in WW2’s coffee shortage, and New Orleans residents started adding roast chicory to extend limited coffee supply. Chicory comes from the root of an endive, so it adds a little bit of nutty, cedar-y, and spicy flavor to coffee. We import ours from India.
Where do you get the fruit that you use in your juice?
The vast majority of our citrus juice is grown, picked, and squeezed in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Your Pure Squeezed Lemonade says it’s made with Meyer Lemons. What are they and why do you use them?
Meyer Lemons are smooth and naturally sweet, so they make delicious and refreshing Pure Squeezed Lemonade. We chose Meyer Lemons to give our juice that extra sweetness to compliment its tangy zip and they are a prominent ingredient in California’s culinary heritage.
What kind of oranges do you use in the Pure Squeezed Orange Juice?
Our Premium Pure Squeezed Orange Juice is a delicious blend of Valencia Oranges and other California varietals.
Is your juice from concentrate? It says Pure Squeezed.
Our California Orange Juice is made with mostly not from concentrate orange juice with some orange juice from concentrate mixed in to add balance to the seasonal taste variance of the orange crop. However, we are transitioning this year to making our Orange Juice solely with not-from-concetrate juice! Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for a timing update. Our Lemonade is not made with juice from concentrate.
How long are the seasonal products available?
Our seasonal products are produced for a limited period of time every year, usually beginning in September. From past years, we've learned that we usually sell out of product by January 1st, so if you're eager to snag our vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte or Holiday Nog, we recommend picking it up sooner rather than later.
Why do some of your products only stay on shelves for a few months? Does that mean they’re discontinued?
Several of our products are seasonal, which means we make a limited batch of them every year for special seasons; for example, our Pumpkin Spice Latte and Holiday Nog are seasonal for the fall and winter. We add new seasonal products every year, which means that you can always expect something new and exciting from Califia!