What does FORTO taste like?
It’s delicious of course! Imagine the finest coffee on the planet (Organic, Fair Trade, 100% Arabica), then imagine we made it even tastier by Cold-Brewing it for over 20 hours. It is light and deliciously-smooth, while giving you the energy you need.
What type of coffee beans do you use?
We only use 100% Arabic coffee beans, hand-selected from family farms in Latin America.
How do you brew your coffee?
Our unique Cold-Brew process includes hand-selecting, then grounding, then soaking 100% Arabica coffee beans in cold water for over 20 hours. Then the water is brought to room temperature, and after steeping, the coffee grounds are filtered out of the water. The result is FORTO, a strong coffee that is deliciously smooth and sweet.
How much caffeine or energy does a bottle have?
FORTO is Strong Coffee, for people looking for wholesome energy. Each bottle contains 200mg of natural caffeine (from coffee), that is as much as 2 regular cups of coffee, or comparable to the leading energy drinks.
How many bottles can I drink each day?
Consult your doctor in case you have a heart condition or should not be drinking caffeinated products. For most people, we recommend only drinking 2 bottles of FORTO per day, several hours apart (that’s assuming you’re not also drinking other high-energy drinks at the same time). Consider limiting caffeine to avoid nervousness, sleeplessness, or rapid heartbeat.
Can I pour it into my existing large coffee for an extra shot of caffeine?
That would be a lot of caffeine, possibly too much!! A bottle of FORTO contains 200mg natural caffeine, in addition to however much your large coffee has. So we do not recommend doing that.
Can pregnant women or children drink it?
Unfortunately no! This level of caffeine is not recommended for children, pregnant or nursing women. They’ll have to wait to try delicious FORTO Strong Coffee, until after they’ve had the baby, or until after they become adults!
What flavors does FORTO come in?
3 delicious flavors: Two with whole organic milk, Vanilla and Mocha. One black coffee with added organic cane sugar, Sweetened Black. We’re working on other flavors to launch later! If you have any ideas, please contact us here.
How many calories and grams of sugar is in a FORTO?
FORTO contains 4 to 7 grams of organic cane sugar per bottle depending on the flavor, with some of the sugar occurring naturally within the organic whole milk. The calorie count ranges from 20 to 35 calories per bottle.
Does it contain any milk?
We have organic milk flavors and black coffee flavors. Check out or products page for the full selection.
Can I add milk or creamer into the bottle myself?
Yes! We designed the bottle to have some head-space at the top to add milk or creamer if you prefer it that way!
Is it All-Natural?
Yes, we use just a few simple ingredients. FORTO doesn’t contain any artificial ingredients, nor any preservatives!
Is it Organic?
FORTO is certified USDA Organic.
Is it Fair Trade?
FORTO only uses Fair Trade certified coffee.
Is it Gluten-Free?
Yes none of the ingredients we use contain any Gluten, but we are not certified Gluten-Free.
Is it Kosher?
Yes FORTO is certified Kosher by ok.org!
What is the shelf life of your drinks?
Unopened, the bottles last up to 12-18 months depending on whether or not they have added organic milk. Please reference the expiry date on the bottom of your bottle.
How do I open/ use the bottle?
Just snap-open the cap, then peel off the seal (which is there to prevent oxidation, protect the taste and ensure no-tamper evidence). Then drink down delicious FORTO Strong Coffee – you can either sip or shoot it!
Is the bottle portable?
Oh yes, we designed it just for that reason. So go ahead and throw it your pocket or purse, and take it with you on the road.
Can I heat up the bottle?
We recommend you pour the contents of your FORTO bottle into another cup that is microwave-friendly. PLEASE NOTE: each FORTO bottle has a plastic seal under the cap, which should be removed prior to heating in microwave.
Can I refrigerate the bottle?
Yes, of course! We think it tastes great "iced"
Can I drink half a bottle and save the rest for later?
We recommend drinking immediately upon opening. If you save an opened bottle for later consumption, not only will the coffee taste turn as it is exposed to oxygen, but because there are no preservatives, it won't be safe for more than an hour or two.
After finishing my bottle, can I recycle it?
Yes, we designed it that way! The FORTO bottle is recyclable in communities that recycle #3 plastics.
Where can I find or buy FORTO?
There is a list of retail store logos on our main web page which highlight the convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores that have already joined the FORTO Family.
You can also order FORTO on Amazon.com, they ship across the United States of course!