National Iced Tea Day

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 9, 2017 4:00:09 PM / by Franke Americas

Franke Foodservice Solutions is located in Smyrna, TN just outside of Nashville, and being in the south it gets HOT during the summer months. This might be one of the reasons why sweet tea is a go-to drink for many people here. In fact, iced tea is so popular that someone made a National Iced Tea Day, and it happens to be this Saturday, June 10th.

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A Look at Panther Coffee and Their Single Origin Iced Coffees

[fa icon="calendar"] May 9, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

Panther Coffee in Miami, Florida is dedicated to sourcing and roasting the finest coffees in the world. But after you've created fantastic coffee, you also have to have a way to serve it, especially in the heat of South Florida. What did Panther discover?

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A Brief Guide to Spirit Infusions

[fa icon="calendar"] May 7, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

In the era of craft everything, cocktails are one of the wide-open territories for pioneering. From the return of pre-Prohibition classics like the Sazerac to more complex and creative cocktails made with infused spirits and other distinctive elements, the end of the craft cocktail scene is far from sight.

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A Brief Look at the Tea Cocktail Trend

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 29, 2017 5:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

There's well-established data to show that, yes, specialty tea is trending across the country. But for the last year or so, specialty tea is more than just tea. From tea flavored beer to an Earl Grey martini, tea is certainly making its mark on all craft beverage market segments.

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Tea Consumption Goes Social

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 24, 2017 9:25:00 AM / by Franke Americas

For centuries, the consumption of tea has been a social event. From the tea houses in China to the tea times in jolly ole England, drinking tea is always perfected in the company of others. But today, when we say tea consumption is going social, we mean something entirely different.

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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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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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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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