Beat the Heat with Cold Brew

Cold Brew continues to grow. Starbucks Corporation announced a new line-up of cold beverages that will become the foundation for a new “cold bar” of coffee and espresso products. This new menu focused exclusively on the portfolio of cold coffee affirms the company’s ongoing investment in the category of iced beverages coming off of the highly successful, nationwide launch of cold brew last year in all company owned U.S. stores.

In addition to bringing handcrafted vanilla flavor to cold brew …

What Really Works to Spur Greater Environmental Action

Environmental groups and local governments have struggled for decades to convince consumers to become “greener.” Although polls show almost 70 percent of Americans are active in or sympathetic with environmental causes, changing simple behavior such as buying energy-efficient light bulbs has proved difficult.…

Cold Coffee Is Booming in the U.S.

The coffee industry is getting ready for its very own big chill.

Coffee makers from global giants JAB and Illy to smaller upstarts such as High Brew, La Colombe and Chameleon Cold-Brew are putting their brews on ice. They’re introducing high-end ready-made chilled bottled and canned coffee, betting U.S. grocery shoppers will embrace yet one more way to get their caffeine jolt.

Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and other beverage makers are jumping in. And a Starbucks-PepsiCo partnership, which has long dominated …

Coffee Talk features eco-sticks

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 …

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