Businesses Stepping Up Their Break Room Coffee Game

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Businesses are having to invest more in their coffee

The New Norm – Customized Drinks

It’s hard to believe but the regular cup of coffee may be
going the way of the lunch pail. A recent study by Nestlé
revealed sales of customized specialty coffee drinks overtook
the “Cup o’ Joe” for the first time in history.
Specialty coffee drinks now represent more than 51
percent of all retail coffee sales. Last year alone, specialty
coffee sales jumped 21 percent over the previous three
years to $3.48 billion.
There are currently 24,000 coffee shops in …

America’s Best Cold Brew Competition to Debut at Coffee Fest Anaheim

Despite its detractors — and they certainly exist — cold brew is, by almost all accounts, here to stay. In the United States, it has been coffee’s biggest category for upstart companies, the fastest grower in the coffee-based RTD world, and has been adopted by innumerable long-standing coffee roasting companies that are now banking on the beverage’s staying power.

Here’s more from the Coffee Fest team on how the competition will go down (click here for entry information):…

Inside Zagat’s Coffee Consumer Trends Survey

Forty three percent of coffee-drinking respondents said they most often make their coffee at home or make/pour it at work. That leaves a relatively whopping 26 percent of people who most often get their coffee from “large national chains” and an equally relatively whopping 22 percent who get their coffee most often from “small chains” or “independents.” The number of people saying they regularly purchase coffee outside the home grew by 8 percent over 2014.

Specialty Drinks Catching Black Coffee

“Waste Not, Want Not” – Restaurants Adopt the Zero Waste Movement

If you have a restaurant, no matter where you stand on global warming and climate change, recycling, food waste, composting, and just reducing your carbon footprint in some small way, every day, is a noble, feel-good gesture.

Of course, the hope is that consumers will notice and dine there more often, but going green also has bottom line implications: Buying local, reducing packaging, and cutting back on waste can result in savings and economic efficiencies. This is especially true for …

Pro-GMO Consumables Company Launches Coffee Product

Soylent, the Los Angeles-based company that staged one of the largest food-related crowdfunding campaigns in history when raising $2.1 million on the open-source platform Tilt, followed by $20 million in Series A round funding, has launched a coffee product called Coffiest.

Like Soylent’s two other core products, a drink and a powder, Coffiest is a concoction of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nutrients designed to be something like a complete, healthy meal in a single-serve solution, or, as Soylent describes …

Coffee On The Battlefield

“Nobody can soldier without coffee,” wrote one Union soldier in his journal during the American Civil War, a sentiment that appears to ring true across almost two centuries of armed combat. As part of their Hidden Kitchens series, NPR explores the importance coffee played in three American conflicts: The Civil War, the Vietnam War, and Afghanistan.

During the Civil War, only Union soldiers had access to coffee, as the North had blockaded the Southern ports. But since the Confederate soldiers …

US Consumers Paying Less for Coffee in 50 Years

We’ve heard time and time again from coffee companies seeking sustainable forms of equity for players throughout their supply chains that a cup of coffee ought to cost more.

New analysis from the genealogy firm MooseRoots, powered by the data research firm Graphiq, seems to firmly back up that assertion, suggesting that when prices are adjusted to inflation, Americans are paying approximately the same amount for a retail cup of coffee now as they were nearly half a …

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