Category: Coffee

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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National Coffee Day

September 29th is National Coffee Day, and the best way to celebrate is with a free cup of coffee! Here’s a list of some of the places offering a special deal: Crewe Station – Free Coffee, with 10+ gallon fill-up Cumberland Farms – Free Coffee, any size, hot or iced, Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 Duck […]

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Roasting 101: Heat, pressure, time and care

Roasting coffee is more than just…well, roasting coffee. It requires an appreciation and understanding of where the coffee came from (its origin), what it has gone through (the processing), and what it can and will become (its destiny). Roasting coffee requires the fundamental appreciation for the variables that will turn a green, hard, grassy bean […]

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There is a Ghost in your Coffee (Spirits and Coffee)

Trends: we love to talk about them. We follow them. We start them. Some we keep long after they should end while others are flashes in the pan (think butter coffee). One trend that has always been elusive for the coffee industry is turning day into night and then night into day. I’m talking about […]

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Coffee Connects Us [Fellow Guest Blog Post]

Coffee connects us. This single crop narrates stories of our global history, draws reflections on who we are as a culture today, and depends on a future written by the collective decisions we make as a society. It’s through coffee that we can consider such a broad range of critical topics – from gender equity, […]

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The Fellowship of the Bean [Fellow Guest Blog Post]

What makes specialty coffee so special? At first, it may seem like a relatively simple question with a straightforward answer. Specialty coffee is special compared to ‘regular’ coffee because it is more expensive to buy, it’s grown at higher elevations in more nutrient rich soils, it’s processed better and it has an elevated flavor profile. […]

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