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Richard Leivenberg - ecostick_2_yellowChanging the World One Sweetener at a Time

New York, NY – Sugar Foods launches a new web­site for its ground-breaking, zero-calorie eco­Stick sweet­en­ers which pro­vide food­ser­vice oper­a­tors with bet­ter look­ing, space sav­ing sweet­en­ers that are afford­able and are bet­ter for the planet.

The GMO-free eco­Stick sweet­en­ers are provoca­tive for their low­ered impact on the envi­ron­ment. Both their pack­ag­ing and ingre­di­ents are designed to “change the world one sweet­ener at a time.” read more –

In-Store Coffee Shops Give Boutiques a Jolt

Jane Motorcycles’ slogan is something of a joke: A sandwich board sign outside a sweeping glass facade reads, in marquee caps: FREE ESPRESSO WITH PURCHASE OF MOTORCYCLE.

While Adam Kallen, one of Jane’s co-owners, will tell you about their “stupid slogan” with a fully self-aware laugh, the message comes in earnest. (“Of course we’re more than happy to give someone a free espresso after they buy a bike,” he assures me over the phone.) Both products, after all, promise to

How to build a better salad

Salads are a dieter’s best friend. But that does not mean they have to be boring piles of lettuce. If done right they can be delicious, filling and nutritious. Also, many salads can cost you more calories than a cheeseburger, so beware!

This article had many good tips – our favorite?

Top with a lean protein – Make your salad a filling and complete meal by topping it with a lean protein. Choose proteins such as grilled chicken breast, shrimp, …

Cold Brew Going Mainstream

It seems as if the cold brew fad is transforming into the standard alternative to regular iced coffee.

The drink popularized by craft coffee shops has been adopted by various chains in the past couple of years, including Starbucks SBUX -0.76% , Peet’s, Le Pain Quotidien, and even Chick-Fil-A. Now, Dunkin’ Donuts DNKN -2.53% is getting in on it too. The Street reports that Dunkin’ is testing out cold brew in Springfield, Massachusetts, and in Portland and Bangor, Maine.…

What is Cold-Brew Coffee?

Despite the fact that it has become a burgeoning trend in the beverage world, cold-brew coffee is still a relatively unknown quantity to the average person on the street.

While I know that choosing organic coffee is a must, because coffee is one of the most chemically-treated crops in the world, I, too, had many questions about this increasingly popular drink.

So, in honor of National Cold-Brew Coffee Day, which happens to be today, I reached out to Chris Campbell, …

Sieving is Believing

Many would argue that the performance of a grinder is more important than the performance of the brewer when it comes to achieving perfection in the cup, regardless of the brewing method. Yet there’s not a grinder in existence today, on the home market or in the big leagues, that doesn’t exhibit some element of deviation from a designated particle size.

A new product called the Rafino is on its way to market with the goal of conveniently putting that …

Coffee’s latest health perk?

Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.

The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk — and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf, researchers said.

“The protective effect is not caffeine, per se, but probably a lot of other antioxidant ingredients in the coffee that are released in the roasting process,” said senior researcher Dr. Gad Rennert. He is director …

World Coffee Supply Shrinking

Coffee entered a bull market in the week of March 14, and prices may continue to climb due to worldwide crop losses. El Niño has impacted crops in South America and Southeast Asia, leaving the world supply of coffee fragile, according to Coex managing director Ernesto Alvarez.

Meanwhile, worldwide demand may exceed output by up to 4 million bags after a 4.8 million-bag deficit during this crop year. Brazil’s inventory is reported to be the lowest in 15 years, with …

Boutique coffee shops jolt chains

By KRYSTA FAURIA Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coffee obsession has reached a new peak: You can now know the altitude at which the beans used for your morning cup of java were grown.

Spurred by the popularity of boutique coffee purveyors, Starbucks and other chains are taking steps to appeal to the growing ranks of coffee aficionados. They are experimenting with different roasting and brewing techniques, while providing more information about the origins of their customers’ favorite brew. …

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