Koita's plant-based milks come from the land of everything “buonissimo”. Italy has some of the most fertile lands in the world and our ingredients are grown in the richest soils near Mt. Vesuvius where Italy's best pastas and wines are also grown. That means that our oats, almonds, soy and rice are grown in happy, pesticide-free, nutrient-rich Italian soil. The richer the soil, the tastier the milk! We also bust all the myths when it comes to shelf-stable milks. You won’t find any artificial preservatives here. We use a special technique called Ultra Heat Treatment where the milk is pasteurized just like fresh milk is...but at a higher temperature. We then immediately package our premium Italian beverages using air-tight aseptic Tetrapak paper cartons (no plastic!). They are designed to keep light and oxygen out and the creamy goodness in. You don’t have to refrigerate the cartons until you are ready to consume. And once you open it, don't forget to consume it within 3-4 days:) We bring you nothing but the best...the healthiest, vegan milk products with an incredible taste.