Monster energy expands its Espresso Monster RTD coffee range

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is expanding its Espresso Monster range with the launch of a new flavour – Espresso Salted Caramel, designed to appeal to coffee drinkers and energy drink lovers alike.

The new Espresso Monster variant is a combination of real brewed coffee and the Monster energy blend. Available in a premium ‘touch ink’ black 250ml can, the new flavour addition follows on from the successful nationwide launch of the Espresso Monster range earlier this year, which is now worth £5.5million.

The flavoured cold coffee drink will provide further opportunity for retailers to capitalise on the increasingly popular ready-to-drink RTD coffee sector, currently worth £139million and growing by 32%. The new variant is the third product to join the Monster Espresso range that includes Espresso & Milk and Vanilla Espresso.

Simon Harrison, vice president, commercial development at Coca-Cola European Partners GB, said: “The Espresso Monster range has been well received by consumers over the last year and is now worth £5.5million. The range delivers a real point of difference, combining the functionality of an energy drink with cold coffee, two soft drink segments that are delivering strong growth in GB.

“The salted caramel flavour profile is already popular with consumers in coffee shops and across other food and drink categories. We’re therefore confident that the new great tasting variant will help to fuel further growth of the Espresso Monster range, delighting Monster’s core fan base whilst also recruiting new drinkers.”