NEXE Launches XOMA Superfoods Mushroom Coffee

News
April 13, 2021

VANCOUVER, BC, April 13, 2021 /CNW/ - NEXE Innovations Inc. (TSXV: NEXE) ("NEXE"), a leader in plant-based materials manufacturing, is pleased to announce that its signature consumer product line, XOMA Superfoods, is today launching its Mindful Mushroom coffee, now available at xomasuperfoods.com.

XOMA Superfoods is NEXE's in-house coffee and superfoods brand. The new Mindful Mushroom coffee blend features chaga, cordyceps and lion's mane mushrooms, providing a rich, low-calorie source of fibre, protein and antioxidants.The XOMA eCommerce store launched one week ago on April 6th, offering its first product, XOMA Coffee Fortified with MCT, for which demand has been substantial.

"Mushroom coffee has become increasingly popular in recent years for its health benefits, and we are excited to add this great-tasting coffee to our product line," said Marc Bains, President of XOMA. "Our customers are not only health-conscious, but also environmentally-conscious. XOMA pods deliver great taste, health benefits, convenience, and sustainability."

According to a report by Research and Markets, the global edible mushrooms market is expected to reach US$62 billion by 2023. KBV Research reported that The Global Superfoods Market size is expected to reach US$209.1 billion by 2026.

"Our premium coffees, including our new mushroom coffee, are packaged exclusively in our single serve, fully compostable, plant-based NEXE pods, which are compatible with the popular, Keurig single-serve coffee brewing systems," added Bains. "We created these pods to be completely compostable in their entirety, providing the ultimate in convenience and sustainability."

NEXE recently secured $34.5M in financing, giving the Company a total of approximately $52M in cash, with which it intends to dedicate substantial resources to becoming a leader in the global superfoods market.

Order XOMA in Canada: xoma.ca
Order XOMA in the U.S.: xomasuperfoods.com

About XOMA Superfoods
XOMA Operations Inc. is a subsidiary of NEXE Innovations Inc. Xoma Superfoods produces and distributes high-quality coffee and superfood creamers packaged exclusively in single-serve, fully compostable, plant-based pods.

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About NEXE Innovations Inc.
NEXE Innovations Inc. is a leader in plant-based compostable technology and advanced materials manufacturing based in British Columbia, Canada. The company has developed one of the only patented, fully compostable, plant-based, single-serve coffee pods for use in leading single-serve coffee machines. The proprietary NEXE pod is designed to reduce the significant environmental impact caused by single-serve pods,  >40 billion of which are discarded every year. With over $30M raised to date from equity and government funding and over five years of R&D, NEXE is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable products in the single-serve coffee sector and beyond.

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