Archive for May 2017

Re:co Seattle 2017 Fellow Feature: Javier Palacios

In this series, we’re learning a bit more about the 2017 Re:co Seattle Fellows that were mentored by S&D team members. Re:co Symposium Fellows are future and current leaders in specialty coffee, helping to shape the conversation and design the path forward for the industry. S&D served as the sole sponsor for this program for […]

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May 19, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market saw a volatile week courtesy of some macro turmoil but in the end it remained within the recent range. The Brazilian Presidential scandal caused the market to drop sharply on Thursday as the Real weakened quickly. Much of those losses were reversed today though as new shorts covered quickly. Overall […]

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Looking for your untapped profit center at NRA 2017

As the largest coffee and tea manufacturer and supplier to restaurants and convenience stores in America, we bring deep knowledge to help operations tap into their beverage profit centers. From freshly brewed flavored iced teas to coffees from around the world, every cup at S&D tells a story. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show — […]

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May 12, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market closed little changed week to week once again as it continues to trade sideways. Specs continue to dominate the activity but even they are increasingly skittish. After selling the market to one-year lows a few weeks ago they have juggling positions back and forth in indecision. At this point they […]

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Cascara – Do you really want the cherry on top?

As a food scientist, I am always interested in seeing what the latest and greatest products are, especially in my current focus area of coffee and tea. The one that caught my attention recently is Cascara tea. Having only tasted this beverage a couple of times, it is very mildly flavored with some sweet and […]

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May 5, 2017 Coffee and Tea Market Report

Coffee Market The C market posted slight gains week to week after more lackluster trade. After seeing a one year low last week the market bounced nine cents on short cover from the same specs who sold the lows. Funds added to net shorts but overall there remains a strong lack of conviction. Industry continues […]

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Coffee Megatrend #5: Cold-brew IS its own category and will go mainstream

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 mega trends […]

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