Archive for March 2017

March 24, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market It was an exciting close for those traders that didn’t make it to the NCA (National Coffee Association) meeting in Austin; traders were on pins and needles to see if the market would close above or below the psychologically important 140 level, basis July. Alas both bulls and bears were disappointed by the […]

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March 17, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market posted another quiet week overall. An early break to fresh two-month lows saw specs sell but offered little follow through. Industry buying continues to be patient around the 140 area and the market quickly reversed as specs covered shorts. That was the most excitement for the week as prices basically […]

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Coffee Megatrend #4: This is the age of the coffeehouse and bar mash-up.

As the largest coffee and tea manufacturer and supplier to restaurants and convenience stores in America, we are in tune with the trends of the away from home market for coffee — which entails 10 billion servings annually and is growing at a 6 percent clip. In this blog series, we will walk through 10 […]

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March 10, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market ended the week lower overall but prices basically meandered in a tight range (less than five cents) for the entire week. “Quiet” was the most used word on most phone calls. The industry seems well covered, though there was buying again as prices neared 140. Origin is quiet as well […]

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What’s on your plate?

When a person meets a chef the usual questions asked are: do you cook at home and what is your favorite thing to eat? Let me start by first letting you know that chefs are no different than anyone else. Although we all have our day jobs, it doesn’t exclude us from familial duties. In […]

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March 3, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market touched an eight-week low as specs and funds turned sellers (liquidating longs) but overall the action was a mixed bag, and the tone of the market is largely apathetic. Despite a volatile week the market remains within a fairly wide range that has held prices for the year so far. […]

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Chatting with Culinary Challenge Mentor Aaron Rivera

With this year’s S&D Culinary Challenge theme ― Food Truck Frenzy ― who better to help the chef finalists prepare than chefs/owners who live in the food truck world every day? Through connections in the Charlotte culinary scene and having hired several local food trucks for company events, S&D Coffee & Tea identified with the […]

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