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Coffee-Mate logo.png
Product type Non-dairy Creamer Brand
Owner Nestlé
Country United States
Introduced 1961; 57 years ago (1961)
Markets Worldwide
3 packs of French Vanilla and Hazelnut Coffee-Mate

Coffee-Mate is a non-dairy creamer manufactured by Nestlé, available in powdered, liquid and concentrated liquid forms. It was introduced in 1961 by Carnation, the same year that Rich Products introduced CoffeeRich.[1]

An unopened bottle of Coffee-Mate can last up to two years with no refrigeration and can stay fresh for two weeks once it is opened. The product is popular in offices where refrigeration may not be available.[2] A benefit of the non-dairy creamer is that it is good for those individuals who are lactose-intolerant.[2] Once opened, liquid non-dairy creamer should be refrigerated.


The original product was introduced in 1961,[3]

In the US, where the product is manufactured by Nestlé in Glendale, California, the product is available in liquid, liquid concentrate and powdered forms. American Coffee-Mate comes in over 25 different flavours, including gingerbread, Parisian almond creme, and peppermint mocha. Discontinued varieties include Coffee-Mate Soy and Coffee-Mate Half & Half.

In Europe, it is only available in powder form as a coffee creamer in one or two varieties depending on the country with no added flavours.[4] The European version of Coffee-Mate is manufactured without the use of hydrogenated fat, which is linked to heart disease.[5]

The powdered form of Coffee-Mate has more calories than liquid half-and-half milk with 30 calories per tablespoon, however in liquid form the calorie counts are the same (i.e., 20 calories per tablespoon).[6]


Coffee-Mate Original contains: Glucose Syrup, Palm Oil (including partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil),[6] Milk Proteins, Stabilisers (Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Sodium Citrate), Acidity Regulator (Dipotassium Phosphate), Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Mono- and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Ester of Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Anti-Caking Agent (Silicon Dioxide), Colour: Riboflavin


In 2003, the heart logo of Coffee-Mate appeared.

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  1. ^ "at which point Pennsylvania claimed violation of state dairy labeling laws, section 235
  2. ^ a b "What the heck is COFFEE-MATE, anyway?". Organic Authority. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Coffee-Mate". Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Coffee-mate". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  5. ^ World Health Organization Disease-specific recommendations
  6. ^ a b "Products - Original Flavor - COFFEE-MATE®". Coffee-mate®. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

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