Tipton MillsTipton Mills is only one of the recent coffee introductions featuring functional dietary fiber, however. Premium coffee brand Brioni’s has joined forces with a chicory fiber expert to launch what it terms is “the first coffee marketed on a digestive health platform.”

Brioni’s Healthy Morning Coffee features the prebiotic fiber inulin and promises 4g of fiber per 12oz cup, thereby enabling the product to claim it is a “good source of fiber.” Brioni’s is quick to note the difference between probiotics and prebiotics, noting that the former are living organisms, while the latter are “non-digestible substances that pass through the stomach and small intestine unchanged until they reach the colon, where they nourish beneficial bacteria.”