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The Landscape View

We recently returned from Nicaragua, and one of the projects we reviewed focuses on coffee renovation—replacing disease susceptible varieties and old trees with new varieties while at the same time adding new shade and diversity to farms. This isn’t an uncommon practice and in fact, is a component of many sustainable programs. What’s unique about […]

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Passion for Food: A Judge’s Take on the 2015 S&D Culinary Challenge

By Eric Nakata— What is passion for food? Cooking from your heart, allowing the food to be expressed and enjoyed through all your senses. Telling a story based on your experiences, being engaging and allowing yourself to live in the moment. Creating, not being held back by barriers or hurdles like cost, nutritionals, order minimums, […]

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Welcome to The First Sip, S&D Coffee & Tea’s blog!

As the largest custom coffee roaster and the largest blender of foodservice iced tea in America, and with more than 80 years of roasting experience under our belt, we’ve got a lot of knowledge to share. From commentary on market trends to insights into beverage strategy, sustainability and innovation, we hope you will find this […]

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