Change is Brewing as Sustainable Single-Serve Steeped Coffee is Selected Best New Tea or Coffee Product by the 2021 Natural Products Expo East Awards

[Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 22, 2021] – Steeped Coffeea Certified B Corp, was honored as the 2021 NEXTY Awards Winner for ‘Best New Product’. Announced at the annual Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia, Steeped was recognized as the ‘Best New Tea or Coffee’ signaling a changing of the guard in the single-serve coffee space. Steeped has also partnered with more than 300+ top roasters across the country to deliver the only fully compostable and freshly brewed coffee method available with no equipment required.

Brewed similar to tea, these ethically sourced certified compostable Steeped Packs serve up convenient specialty coffee. Steeped Coffee is quickly becoming the premier standard in single-serve coffee. The Expo East NEXTY Awards this year had over 700 category entries, where highlighted brands are recognized as the pinnacle of excellence in the natural products industry. 

“We are honored to accept the NEXTY Award for Best New Tea or Coffee. Steeped doesn’t take its Barista Approved standards lightly, working closely with industry experts to validate every aspect of the Steeped Brewing Method, from freshness and quality to shelf life,” said Josh Wilbur, Founder and CEO, Steeped Coffee. “We are proud to make quality coffee accessible to more people with our revolutionary, simple brewing method that helps reduce our lasting impact on the planet — convenience meets quality and sustainability.”

The NEXTY Awards recognize the most progressive, innovative, inspiring, and trustworthy brands in the natural products industry. Finalists are chosen based on the NEXTY criteria centered around innovation, inspiration, integrity, and impact. The Natural Products Expo East is the industry’s largest event on the east coast, featuring more than 1,500 brands showcasing the latest innovations shaping the future of organic and natural food and beverage.

Expo East NEXTY Award Winner - Steeped Coffee

“Through extensive debate and deliberation, we have carefully selected 23 outstanding brands that are pushing the natural products industry towards a healthier and more sustainable future for people and planet,” says Adrienne Smith, who manages the NEXTY Awards program at New Hope Network. “To rise above hundreds of other nominations is an incredible feat. We are excited about these products and the impact they can have on our food system. The winners of our NEXTY Awards inspire change and integrity in everything from ingredients to packaging.” 

Steeped received the coveted NEXTY Award for its French Roast Fair Trade Organic Breakwater Blend. The company’s signature blend is made from 100% specialty grade coffee that is ethically sourced, with Fair Trade and USDA Organic Certifications, from the Tolima region of Columbia. Each Steeped Pack contains craft-roasted, freshly ground pre-portioned coffee that is triple nitro-sealed to guarantee each perfect cup.

Steeped Coffee NEXTY Award Winning French Roast Organic and Fair Trade Breakwater Blend

“Steeped Coffee’s single-serve brewing method is disrupting traditional coffee service for individuals, companies, and the hospitality industry,” said Wilbur. “We all have a role to play when it comes to protecting the world we live in and we take that responsibility seriously. That’s why our award-winning Guilt-Free Packaging™ takes every possible step to ensure that our sacred coffee rituals go unnoticed by the next generation.”

Natural Products Expo East - NEXTY Winner

Steeped is showcasing its award-winning single-serve Steeped Brewing Method and Guilt-Free Packaging™ in Booth No. 1214 at the expo Sept. 23-25.

Steeped Coffee is available through KeHE and UNFI for wholesale, at supermarkets, premier hotels, offices, and direct, as well as on Amazon with Prime Free Delivery. For more information, visit For business inquiries, contact, (831) 316-4898, or visit

About Steeped Coffee

Steeped, Inc. based in Santa Cruz, California, is a Certified B Corp and Benefit Corporation focused on every detail from farm-to-cup and beyond, to bring people the most convenient, quality, ethically sourced, and sustainably packaged products available. Steeped is the new standard in coffee helping to make quality coffee more accessible through its proprietary technology and Steeped Brewing Method that is licensed to over 300 of the top specialty roasters around the globe. Steeped delivers 100% freshly roasted, precision ground, and nitro-sealed specialty coffee pre-portioned within Steeped Full Immersion Filters. Steeped Coffee is the simplest way to make a perfect cup of coffee by just adding water, with no machine needed. Welcome to Coffee Simplified. 

Steeped Coffee features include:

  • 100% Specialty Coffee: craft roasted in small batches with ethically sourced beans 
  • No Machine Required: unplugged single-serve convenience, no pods, no mess
  • Guilt-Free Packaging: made using plant-based renewable and compostable materials
  • Full Immersion Filter: certified compostable non-GMO renewable filters 
  • Ultrasonically Welded: no glues or staples, no wasted materials, maximum coffee
  • Pre-Portioned Single-Serving: only brew what you use, reducing wasteful consumption 
  • Precision Ground Coffee: consistent water-cooled grinding to the micron
  • Triple Nitro Sealed: removes oxygen, stopping the clock on freshly ground beans
  • Just Add Water: single-serve convenience brewed hot or as Steeped Cold Brew
  • Barista Approved: independently tested by specialty Q-graders for freshness, quality, taste

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