Archive for January 2017

January 27, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market touched a two month high at one point during the week but closed slightly lower overall as momentum waned. Spec longs ran into technical resistance and lightened positions. Funds continued to push back to the long side of the market but at a more measured pace. News was sparse. Brazilian […]

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January 20, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market posted its fourth consecutive week of gains and closed at its highest level in two months as the bounce continued. Overall volume was modest though, and the move still seems to be generated from fund short covering. The overall tone has changed a bit over the last few weeks though […]

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Which commercial brewer is right for my operation?

With all the differing brewer options today, how does a restaurateur decide which model is best suited for their business?  Beyond the more basic considerations of brewer dimensions and orientation (low profile, side profile, etc.), brewer capacity (single carafe to multiple gallons, single or dual), and dispenser type (glass carafe, airport or thermal server), several […]

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January 13, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market traded to a six week high as spec short covering continued. Funds that had been shorting the market into year’s end have been covering steadily. Their position movement has seen them go from 60k long into the November highs to about 5k into the year-end lows. At this point they […]

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PositiviTEA on National Hot Tea Day!

Today is National Hot Tea Day, and as we huddle against the January cold, it seems like a perfect time to warm body and soul with a cup of your favorite black, green or herbal tea.  According to legend, drinking hot tea dates back to 2737 B.C. in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into […]

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January 6, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market rebounded this week after touching five month lows into year end. Spec shorts added with the recent decline started to cover ahead of Index buying scheduled to start next week. The decline off the November highs had been losing momentum as volume was thinning into the lows and with little […]

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The One-Two Punch of Food Science and Culinary Arts

In the world of product development, food scientists are often battling with chefs. We challenge each other on commercialization, equipment, and making a gold standard recipe scalable. Each party has an idea of what our product ultimately will be, and it is our battle — and our collaboration — that ultimately rules the day. The […]

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The 2017 S&D Culinary Challenge — It’s a Food Truck Frenzy!

Food trucks — you’ve seen them outside office complexes, parked at community events and maybe even next to a craft brewery on a busy Saturday. As you might have guessed, the food truck segment has seen steady growth. According to research firm IBISWorld, the number of food trucks grew 8.4 percent between 2007 and 2012, […]

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December 30, 2016 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market ended the year with a few days of modest plus signs after six straight weeks of declines. There was little news and the gains are likely related more to spec short covering than anything else. Driving factors continue to be mainly not related to physical market news though there is […]

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