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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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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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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American Tea Room Pioneers National Craft Tea Trends

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 8, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Franke Americas

 

* Photo courtesy of American Tea Room

American Tea Room serves an artful blend of classic tea culture combined with modern American culinary style. With locations in Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles' Arts District and at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, they are certainly making waves in southern California. They represent a growing national trend of high-end coffee and tea shops driven by a highly educated consumer base that demands excellence.

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Three Components to the Perfect Cup of Tea

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Franke

The perfect cup of tea is where many establishments focus their entire business models. Whether it’s a trendy coffee and tea shop in Greenwich Village or a corporate office in Silicon Valley striving to retain top employees, the ability to brew the perfect cup can mean the difference between success and failure. But what are the real contributors to a perfect cup of tea? Let's go beyond the bag.

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This Coffee and Rum Infusion Will Freak Your Mind

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Elizabeth Chai of Sprudge


At the inaugural edition of the New York Coffee Festival in Manhattan, Sprudge checked out all the exhibits, talks, and booze with contributors Elizabeth Chai and D. Robert Wolchek, and will be bringing you event coverage throughout the week on Sprudge. First up, Chai checks in on our friends and partners at BKON, who were on hand at NYCCF offering a near-instant molecular rum infusion with their futuristic brewer.

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