Archive for June 2016

June 24, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report – Highlights

Coffee Market Much of the recent coffee market commentary has been long on “macro-economic” analysis sprinkled with some fundamental insights without touching the “uber-macro” potential impact of the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. But vote “Leave” the UK did, roiling markets after midnight U.S. time today and causing havoc as the trading […]

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June 17, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report Highlights

Coffee Market With the week starting with two consecutive down days, it felt like the fire that was started in NY Arabica futures market by the frost scare last week was losing its fury and the range-bound up and down cycles we had seen over the last several months might return. But higher markets the […]

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Iced Tea — Let’s Add some Sparkle to Your Offering!

Iced tea: the multi-functional drink that quenches thirst, provides a nice pick-me-up and pairs well with most lunch and dinner offerings. It fits most any person’s taste, whether it is southern sweet, lightly sweet, unsweetened or flavored — even served sparkling. What single drink can fill this many needs? The difficult question for a foodservice […]

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June 10, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report – Highlights

Coffee Market It was a big week for the “C” Market that saw an extreme amount of volatility behind the threat of frost. It all started with a weather report calling for a cold front to pass through southern Parana in Brazil. While the area mostly produces corn and soy (both markets also surged) there […]

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Popular Culinary Trends from NRA 2016

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) 2016 Show is in the rearview mirror, and as expected, it was another successful show! Each year we see common culinary themes and trends revealed at the show. Based on my experiences at NRA 2016, here’s what’s trending in the food and beverage sector: ASIAN FLAVORS Emerging food and drinks […]

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June 3, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report – Highlights

Coffee Market The shortened holiday weekend didn’t dampen enthusiasm for trading coffee with each trading session closing up this week and the NY Arabica market settling above the 200-day moving average. It was an interesting macro day with the U.S. dollar falling sharply (the most in two months vs. the Euro and Yen) and commodities […]

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The History of Argentine Tea

Ever wonder about the origin of the iced tea you drink? One of the most widely used origins for iced tea is Argentina. Argentina is the tenth largest producer of tea in the world and exports about 75 percent of its tea. Tea is not native to Argentina. It was first introduced in the 1920s […]

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