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Intelligent Blends acquires Gluten-Free Certification by GFCO, and Rainforest Alliance Certification

Intelligent Blends acquires Gluten-Free Certification by GFCO, and Rainforest Alliance Certification

June 09 - 2024

Coffee Geography Magazine


Intelligent Blends obtains its two most recent certification additions as a Gluten-Free facility by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), as well as Rainforest Alliance Certification (RFA). 

Coffee is naturally gluten-free, but it doesn't necessarily mean that all coffee products are. Plain coffee from freshly roasted beans is 100% gluten-free. Cross contamination with non-coffee products could bring gluten in coffee. Certification like GFCO guarantees the blend is properly monitored as Gluten-Free.

Intelligent Blends Headquarters, San Diego, CA

With this latest certification, Intelligent Blends adds another accolade to its repertoire, which already includes Kosher, Fair Trade, Organic, and SQF facility certifications. Adding Rainforest Alliance allows Intelligent Blends to properly qualify ingredients produced with social, economic, and environmental sustainability. 

"At Intelligent Blends, we continuously strive to meet and exceed the expectations of our partners and consumers," said Israt Shermin, Director of Quality at Intelligent Blends. "Achieving these two new certifications is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality and diversity. It not only demonstrates our adherence to stringent standards but also reflects our dedication to inclusivity, ensuring that individuals with dietary restrictions can enjoy our products with confidence."

"We are proud to offer our brand partners and consumers the assurance that our facility upholds the highest standards of quality and safety," added Jeff Mcintosh VP of Research and Development at Intelligent Blends. "Our team remains dedicated to staying at the forefront of industry trends and certifications, always open and adaptable to evolving needs in the coffee and functional beverage space." 

Established in 2013, Intelligent Blends is a manufacturer of coffee, tea, and functional beverages. It produces certified recyclable K-Cups®, stick packs, bagged and filter pack coffee. It operates a dedicated 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Southern California. The coffee company supplies house blends to over 100,000 hotels rooms across the US serving in room coffee.