New matcha ready-to-drink beverage unveiled
MatchaKo has announced the launch of the first ready-to-drink premium matcha drink that is certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and vegan.
Founded by Mark Missirlian in January 2021 with a mission to provide consumers with the best matcha, MatchaKo’s ceremonial grade matcha—the best type of matcha—is sourced from the Kagoshima region of Japan, a region known for its volcanic soil.
Working with farmers and a production team with more than 70 years of experience, MatchaKo’s matcha leaves are nurtured in a healthy soil with powerful minerals, producing large volumes of flavourful green tea leaves perfect for matcha production.
Mark Missirlian, Founder and CEO of MatchaKo, said: “My journey started during the pandemic lockdown, when I started making my own matcha at home, which is a tedious process that involves special tools and expensive tins of matcha.
“I tried finding a more convenient option in stores, which are too sugary and contain low quality matcha, or online, and there was nothing that met my expectations in terms of quality and use of clean ingredients.
“It was then that I was determined to provide an option for a simple, yet high-quality product to bring to consumers.”
MatchaKo’s ready-to-drink beverage is available in four varieties: Original Unsweetened, Matcha Lemonade, Oat Milk Matcha Latte, Almond Milk Matcha Latte, or a Variety Pack that provides two flavors of each variety, are all sold in 7.5-ounce cans in packs of eight.
After a soft opening in September 2022, MatchaKo is now available nationwide with free shipping on all orders through its online store at matchako.com and at select stores in Southern California.
In 2023, the company plans to expand its presence in the Southwest region of the U.S. and with in-store sales at select retailers in New York City.