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KonaRed Corporation

June 30, 2014 09:02 ET

KonaRed Corporation Presents: 'The Story Behind Our Products'

KOLOA, HI--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2014) - KonaRed Corporation (OTCBB: KRED) (OTCQB: KRED), manufacturers of Antioxidant Juices and nutritional supplements from the unique and exclusive Hawaiian CoffeeBerry®, coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii, today said: We'd like to tell our investors and potential shareholders the Kona coffee story.

Kona coffee, among the most coveted and best tasting coffees in the world, was first introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by Oahu Governor Chief Boki in 1825. Since that time, the marriage of ideal growing conditions and careful attention to detail has allowed Hawaii to produce perhaps the globe's richest coffee.

But that's only the beginning of the Kona coffee story.

KonaRed® Coffeeberry® products embody the undeniable romance of Kona and the ecology of rich Hawaiian volcanic soils. Plus, it is now being reported that KonaRed®s Coffeeberry® coffee fruit from Kona may deliver health benefits that you can feel. New research completed by our license partner VDF FutureCeuticals Inc. now shows that KonaRed has remarkable levels of Quinic Acid, a naturally-occurring plant phenolic known to contribute to cellular and overall wellness. The research also showed that KonaRed contains substantial levels of trigonelline, an alkaloid that has been reported to support healthy blood sugar levels. 

"Everyone knew that it was the best tasting coffee in the world," said KonaRed® CEO Shaun Roberts. "Now we're beginning to scientifically understand the many unique nutritional aspects of Coffeeberry®
Brand coffee fruit from Kona."

According to Roberts, KonaRed's Hawaiian Coffeeberry® beverages are all natural, with the unique benefits of the delicate Kona coffee fruit delivering a wellness you can feel.

Sourcing its coffee fruit solely from Greenwell Farms on the Big Island of Hawaii, KonaRed utilizes a proprietary set of agricultural and industrial Coffeeberry® coffee fruit technology processes developed by Illinois based VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. to produce a line of unique ingredients that capture the potent nutrition inherent in coffee fruit.

"Hawaiian coffee has huge potential for human health that goes well beyond the bean," added Roberts. "We are just beginning to unlock the many attributes of the fruit. Recent published research suggests that coffee fruit components may support our metabolisms, our muscles, our brains, and our mood. All of this data, in concert with our complete phytonutrient profile, tell an engaging story of a healthy product backed by solid science."

KonaRed beverages utilize the previously unused fruit portion of the coffee cherry providing additional value to the coffee industry and its farmers. Minimizing waste equates to a better use of the resources we are given. KonaRed coffee cherries are sourced from farms in Hawaii and can be followed from the field to your bottle, every delicious step of the way.

"Coffee fruit is becoming well-known for its nutritional potential. However, consumers interested in real coffee fruit nutrition should read product labels carefully. KonaRed® is the only mainstream beverage company to provide truly substantial amounts of coffee fruit in each and every serving," said Roberts.

"KonaRed® is more than another flavored water -- it's a rich, satisfying healthy beverage that delivers the unique taste of coffee fruit plus a beverage experience unlike any other."

"After all," said Roberts, "It's Hawaiian!" 

KonaRed offers a full line of Coffeeberry® brand Hawaiian coffee fruit products, including: Coconut Water featuring a blend of coffee fruit and coconut water, the original KonaRed® Hawaiian Coffeeberry® brand coffee fruit, and also their Organic Green Tea Coffeeberry® blend. KonaRed products are sold in select Kroger, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Safeway, Walmart, 7-Eleven, and many other retail outlets throughout the US and Canada.

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About KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation produces health and wellness nutritional products including beverages and supplements, which bring the attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit to an international consumer market. Our underlying business was established on August 22, 2008 and our first sales were achieved in February 2009. KonaRed became publicly traded through a merger with an existing listed company on October 4, 2013 and trades on the OTCBB and OTCQB under the symbol KRED. KonaRed, through a licensing agreement with VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc., utilizes an innovative, state of the art, proprietary processes that produce antioxidant extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit which are used to produce KonaRed's Antioxidant Juices, Organic Green Teas, and On-the-Go Packs. KonaRed Corporation is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its distribution is centered in San Clemente, California. More information about KonaRed and its products can be found at www.konared.com.

About FutureCeuticals, Inc.

FutureCeuticals, Inc. is a vertically integrated functional food ingredient, product development, and bioanalytical research and discovery company with farms and facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, California, and Europe.

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