HOW IT ALL STARTED:
A WORD FROM OUR FOUNDER My name is Mustafa and I launched Koita Milk in 2013. (That’s me with my family in the pic!). I was born in New Jersey (don’t hold that against me!), grew up in Chicago and, after a career in the defense industry and living in a few countries, I started Koita in Dubai, UAE. In 2013, I had 3 employees and 2 products and today I am proud to say that without my current 20+ person team, I would not have been able to be successful in 10 countries with almost 20 products!
SO WHY CLEAN ITALIAN MILK? When I was living in Dubai, each summer, my family and I would travel to my hometown in Chicago, primarily so the kids could spend time with their grandparents (who would spoil them!). On our way back, we would pack at least one suitcase with organic food as it was hard to find quality organic food for my kids in Dubai.
As a parent, I wanted to give to my kids – Serena, Danyal and Sophia – the best organic and fresh food possible and I was not alone. With that goal and my passion for healthy living and giving back to my community, I founded Koita Milk to bring quality organic food to parents in the region. I started with Organic Dairy milk and have now expanded to Lactose-Free and Plant-based offerings so depending on the market needs and gaps, I am able to offer the right products.