What Is a Red Latte or Red Cappuccino?

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Franke Americas

As tea continues to gain share in the beverage market, new drink options are popping up all across the country. With so many different tastes and consumer preferences, the number of coffee and tea beverage options is limited only by the imagination and equipment used to create them.

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SCAA Updates the Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

For the first time in its 21-year history, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has updated its industry-leading Coffee Taster's Flavor Wheel. Created with input from sensory panelists, scientists, coffee buyers and roasting companies in collaboration with World Coffee Research (WCR), the new Flavor Wheel is the largest piece of research ever conducted on the different flavors of coffee.

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What Is Reverse Atmospheric Infusion Technology?

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Franke Americas

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Reverse Atmospheric Infusion™, or RAIN™, is an innovative technology that allows the BKON Craft Brewer to provide deep and layered flavor profiles for tea, coffee, cocktails, water, milk and anything else culinary minds can imagine.

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Why Ice Is Essential to a Good Cocktail Program?

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 4, 2017 11:57:08 AM / by Franke

The craft cocktail trend is way beyond a trend. It’s something that’s here to stay, and savvy operators can capitalize on this fact by paying attention to all the ingredients that comprise a craft cocktail. One of those items is ice.

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See What a QSR Veteran Says About the Importance of Clean Ice

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 23, 2017 4:43:20 PM / by Franke

Bob Yost is a veteran of the foodservice industry, having contributed to various QSR brands throughout his 30 years in foodservice. We sat down to talk with him about his experiences, specifically about why a restaurants ice program matters and how it can be improved.

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What Is a Cold Craft Beverage?

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 17, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

The trending cold beverage movement has seen many different phases over the last several years, and while it encompasses both coffee and tea, cold tea sales have been a major driver in tea’s ascendency. From healthier beverage options like kombucha to tea blends and even tea cocktails, the growth of tea is expected to continue in 2016. According to Baum + Whiteman, much of beverage sales growth will come from cold brew and carbonated versions of tea and coffee. But what does cold craft mean, and how far does it extend beyond tea?

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Why Drinking Tea Can Help You Live Longer

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 28, 2017 12:20:35 AM / by Franke

After water, tea is the second most popular beverage in the world. In a world where everything we love to eat or drink is usually bad for us, here's some good news! Tea drinkers can live a longer life thanks to the beverages they love to consume. Here's why.

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Beverage Trends: "What's Hot" in Hot Beverages

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Franke

The craft movement is alive and well in the hot beverage sector. According to a report from Virginia Lee in Euromonitor International's Passport, premium hot beverages and health-positioned drinks are gaining in consumer preference.

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Are QSRs Overlooking the Morning Tea Opportunity?

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Franke

The United States is a fast paced culture, especially in the morning when we're rushing to work or school. In terms of our eating away from home, this morning rush represents a huge quick-service restaurant (QSR) business, boasting 80 percent market share among all foodservice according to global market research firm NPD Group.

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How a California Coffee Shop Made a Splash with the Latest Brewing Technology

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

Rubies + Diamonds is a coffee and tea shop in Los Angeles. A family-run business that prides itself on quality, they have seen rave reviews from customers and publications alike.

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