FORTO® Coffee Named a “Rising Star” at the 2018 BevNET Awards

Dec. 10, 2018

FORTO®, one of the fastest growing ready-to-drink coffee brands in America, has received a 2018 “Rising Star” award at this year’s “BevNET Live” event. This award is given to brands and companies whose performance over the past year has put them into position to create long-term change within the industry.

FORTO® has earned this distinction, in part, because of their exponential growth -- 400% year-over-year, to date -- as well as their consistent roll-outs of new offerings to their product line, including a full-sized coffee beverage, and four coffee shots in partnership with some of the most nationally recognized purveyors in coffee: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, The Original Donut Shop®, Krispy Kreme ® Doughnuts, and Gevalia®.

“We’re honored to be recognized by BevNET as a Rising Star in the industry,” said Neel Premkumar, Founder and CEO of FORTO® Coffee. “This has been a tremendous year of growth and innovation for us, as we’ve expanded our FORTO coffee products and began distributing nationally. We’re proud to be leading the “4th wave” of coffee consumption, promoting coffee as a delicious and functional tool for people on-the-go, and look forward to another great year ahead!”

Past winners of the “Rising Star” award include La Colombe, Spindrift, CORE and Health-Ade Kombucha.

Available in 50,000 retail locations nationwide, FORTO is also available online at

About Dyla LLC

Dyla is a multi-brand beverage portfolio that houses a collection of brands including FORTO® coffee shots, the pioneer in ready-to-drink coffee shots, and Stur Drinks, a best-selling line of water flavor enhancers. Based in New York City, Dyla LLC continues to grow and cement its reputation as an innovation-driven company in the beverage industry. Visit or for more information.

About FORTO®

FORTO is pioneering a new product category: 2oz. coffee shots. USDA-Organic certified and made with 100% Arabica beans from family-owned farms in Colombia, FORTO is leading a new wave of ready-to-drink coffees that are changing the way people get their daily energy boost. FORTO is sold in 50,000 retail locations nationally, and online at

About BevNET is the leading beverage-oriented media company, producing a website, print magazine, and live conference series. The company was founded in 1996 by John Craven, with its mission to offer, through products in a variety of media, the best, most comprehensive forum for news coverage, expertise, partnership and support for all members of the beverage community.

Since its inception, has become a recognized authority on the beverage industry. and its employees are often used as sources for media publications looking for industry information, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press, CNBC and Wired Magazine.

BevNET has offices in Watertown, MA, New York, NY, and San Diego, CA.


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