Coffee-Mate is a powdered non-dairy creamer manufactured by Nestlé. It was introduced in 1961. Since the product isn’t dairy, it can be left unrefrigerated without spoiling.
Non-dairy creamers are substances which are intended to substitutes for milk or cream as an additive for coffee, or other beverages; they do not contain lactose, and are therefore not considered dairy products.
Much of [Nestlé]’s public image has been dominated by the world-wide media furore that surrounded the manner in which it sold its breastmilk substitute to developing countries, which led to the Nestlé boycott beginning in 1977.