Hi there, welcome to Koita. Our mission is to bring you premium Italian, healthy, clean tasting, 100% pure, plant-based milks. And guess what, our milks are all shelf stable! Which means they can be stored in your pantry for a very long time! Our vision is to make sure everyone can “Eat Good” because when you eat good, you feel good, which makes you want to do good. We have a great passion for this – some say they can even taste it! Launched in 2013 in Dubai by American Mustafa Koita, and introduced to the US market in 2020, the Koita team has been working hard to bring our customers’ happiness with every sip.
Koita’s seven plant-based milks offer a 100% pure, clean taste. That’s because these creamy, shelf-stable milks are grown, produced and packed in Italy. They are made with ingredients grown in the Italian Alps, which boasts one of the purest soils in the world. It’s that nutrient-rich soil that leads to Koita’s incredibly delicious set of plant-based milks.
Koita was founded by American expat Mustafa Koita, a dynamic and fearless entrepreneur and father of three, who began on a mission to bring superior healthy products to families across the Middle East and Asia. His journey led him to Italy near Mt. Vesuvius, where the weathered and ash-infused soils yield even more than the amazing pasta, wine and cheese for which Italy is famous. In 2013, he started the company out of Dubai, UAE, and seven years later as the U.S. launch kicks off, Koita products are now on the shelf in 10 other countries worldwide.
“I am thrilled to bring our plant-based milks back home to the U.S.,” said Koita Foods’ Founder Mustafa Koita, who was born in New Jersey and grew up in Chicago. “At a time when many shoppers are thinking about smart ways to stock up, it’s a real surprise to find plant-based milks in the grocery aisle that are shelf-stable and truly delicious. We can’t wait for families across the U.S. to taste our Italian-grown plant-based milks.”
Koita plant-based milks are available in seven mouthwatering flavors. All of them are non-dairy, vegan, non-GMO and free of carrageenan:
Organic Almond: Made with Italian almonds with no added sugar.
Oat: Made with Italian oats. Enriched with vitamins and calcium.
Organic Coconut: Made with coconuts from Thailand with no added sugar.
Organic Almond-Coconut: The latest flavor in the line, the unique blend of Organic Almond-Coconut makes coffee shop level drinks with amazing froth. Made with Italian almonds and Thai coconuts with added calcium.
Soy: Made with Italian soy and enriched with vitamins and calcium.
Soy for Coffee: Made with Italian soy and designed by four Italian baristas, Soy for Coffee is loved by baristas worldwide for its great frothing.
Rice: Made with Italian rice. Enriched with vitamins.
The main ingredients are ethically sourced from family farms in Italy, with the exception of the coconuts, which come from Thailand. Koita’s milks are produced in Italian factories that follow strict cleanliness guidelines.
All of the products are shelf stable at room temperature because they are steam-treated using an innovative process that retains taste and extends shelf life. Koita is sustainable, with TetraPak packaging that is recyclable and shipments that arrive by sea to ensure a lower carbon footprint.
One of Koita’s core values is supporting the communities where its products are sold. In the U.S., Koita is excited to work with Project Green Schools, a non-profit organization that works to develop the next generation of environmental leaders through education, project-based learning and community service in the US and around the world. This new partnership will engage students in a service-learning project focused on green and healthy living.
The full line of plant-based milks is currently rolling out in the Northeast. They are now on the shelves at Balducci’s, Crosby’s, Kings Food Markets and LaBonne’s Markets, to name a few. All flavors are also available online at amazon.com and on Koita’s website at koita.com.
Koita products are also available in 10 other countries, including on Emirates Airlines, at Four Seasons Hotels and Marriott Hotels abroad, several Eataly locations, and at Barry’s BootCamp locations in Dubai. They are also on the shelves at Carrefour and Waitrose.
About Koita Foods
Koita Foods is a family-run, minority-owned, international business. American expat Mustafa Koita, a dynamic and fearless entrepreneur raised in Chicago, founded the company in 2013 after moving to Dubai and discovering that healthy milk options were not available locally. Inspired by a genuine desire to help families eat healthier, the company sells organic, lactose-free and dairy-free milks at 1000+ retailers across 10 emerging markets spanning the Middle East and Asia. Now rolling out in the U.S., Koita’s line of premium, Italian plant-based milks is non-GMO, shelf stable and uniquely clean tasting. In addition to several grocery chains and independent grocers, Koita milks are available on amazon.com. Visit Koita’s website at koita.com and follow @koitafoods on Instagram and Facebook.