Dairy group Campina and Douwe Egberts have combined to produce an iced coffee brand, called Café Fresco, set for release into the Dutch market.

Douwe Egberts, the coffee making subsidiary of Sara Lee, has supplied Arabica coffee for the drink while Campina has taken care of the fresh milk content.

Both companies have said they are confident Café Fresco can put the iced coffee drinks category, already showing strong international growth, on the map in the Netherlands. Campina added that already in Japan, the iced coffee segment is larger than cola.

Depending on the success of Café Fresco in the Netherlands, Campina and Douwe Egberts will consider introducing the brand into other countries.