It began over 30 years ago when I picked an orange from a tree in my backyard. Just one handpicked orange, squeezed into pure juice perfection. No processing. No heat pasteurization. From then and there, the chase was on in pursuit of the authentic juice experience. Evolution Fresh pursues that experience every day, that’s why we take the most flavorful fruits and vegetables, cold-press them using high pressure processing, and provide healthy options for every step of the wellness journey.
Health and happiness,
Evolution Fresh Founder
The Cold-Pressed Difference
We believe in a different approach to making juice. The cold-pressed way. It’s our way of helping protect the flavor and nutrients of the raw fruits and vegetables we bring into our juicery. No added colors or flavors nature didn’t put there. Just our favorite produce, tasting as close to fresh picked as possible with minimal processing.
Many juices on the market have been heat-pasteurized, which may affect the natural flavors of the ingredients. That’s why we cold-press our juice using high pressure processing. This keeps fruits and vegetables chilled from the moment they enter the juicery to the moment you take your first sip.
The produce we locally source is rushed to the juicery, where it’s cleaned, squeezed, and pressed. Once we have crafted our juice blends and bottled them, we apply pressure equal to five times that found in the deepest part of the ocean to help protect flavor, color and nutrients while ensuring safety.
“WHERE DID WE BUILD OUR JUICERY? CLOSE TO FARMS THAT SUPPLY FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ALL YEAR LONG.”
Most of the produce used for our juice is grown in Southern California, where we get leafy greens, crunchy root vegetables and tangy-sweet citrus based on seasonal growing patterns — from farms in Salinas down to the southern Imperial Valley in both California and Arizona. Who’s tracking it all down for us? Our ingredient-sourcing specialists, who have over 51 years of combined experience working with produce experts and growers around the world.
A few more facts about the produce in Evolution Fresh juices:
- 93% of our fresh produce is from the western U.S.
- 82% of it is grown within 400 miles of our juicery
- Our pursuit of the best ingredients takes us to the Philippines for coconut water, Peru for ginger, Mexico for mangos and pineapples, and Hawaii for turmeric
- We offer both conventional and organic juices to make them broadly accessible
- All our juices are Non-GMO Project verified, with the exception of Protein Power Smoothie, which we’re working hard to convert and cold-press
Highlights From our history
Jimmy picks an orange in his backyard, juices it and the chase for the authentic juice experience begins.
Jimmy founds his first official juice
company called U-Like Juice.
Jimmy starts Growin' Up Organic and spends 2 years farming organic bib lettuce.
Evolution Fresh is born with a mission of giving more people access to the most delicious, nutritious juice.
We invest in high pressure processing, making it possible for us to share our juice outside of California.
Starbucks acquires Evolution Fresh, an investment in making wellness more accessible for all.
The first Evolution Fresh kitchen opens in Bellevue, Washington, followed by locations in Seattle throughout the year.
We open the largest juicery of its kind in North America in Rancho Cucamonga, CA allowing us to bring Evolution Fresh juices to the entire U.S.
We don’t just pull our juice blends out of thin air. Our team draws from 30+ years of combined culinary experience to determine how the natural qualities of each fresh fruit and vegetable can be creatively combined for optimal flavor. Often in ways you’d never imagine. Like in the blend of savory celery, hearty kale, sweet apple, tender spinach and tart lemon in our Sweet Greens and Lemon.
Evolution Fresh has 2 retail locations, referred to as the Evolution Fresh Kitchens, were we specialize not only in cold-pressed juices, but also customizable smoothies and wholesome food. Food recipes feature a variety of vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins that change with produce available each season. Most recipes can be customized to be vegetarian, wheat-free, and dairy-free. Customers enjoy our one-of-a-kind wall of juice taps where you can sample & customize a handcrafted beverage.
Learn more about our kitchen locations by visiting our kitchens page.