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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What Foodservice Experts Are Saying About the BKON Craft Brewer

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Franke

Sometimes the best way to learn about a new piece of commercial beverage equipment is to hear from industry experts who have already used it. From creative ideas and uses to testimonials on operation and logistics, let's take a look at what some of the country's best chefs, baristas and beverage program operators are saying about the BKON Craft Brewer.

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The State of the Tea Industry Outside the Home

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 17, 2016 4:06:54 PM / by Franke

At this year's World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, thousands of tea professionals were on hand to effectively gauge and promote the tea industry. While part of the focus was on the consumption of tea in the comfort of one's own home, there was also focus on the foodservice side of tea.

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Green Tea 101: The Basics

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Franke

With a variety of health benefits, green tea is one of the most popular tea choices in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. It can be served both hot and cold with a variety of different flavor profiles ranging from leafy and vegetative to earthy and minty. Let's take a look at the basics of this popular tea variety.

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The Future of Food: Changing the Way We Cook

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 25, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Franke Americas

Technology is a game changer in so many ways. From how we move around to how we communicate, we're in an era where technological advances define how we live. This is also true for how technology is changing the ways we cook, eat and drink.

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A First Look at 2016 Menu Trends

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM / by Franke Americas

The local and sustainable food movement, which has spawned phrases like "locavore" and books like Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma," is still picking up steam in restaurant menus across the country. According to the National Restaurant Association's (NRA) annual culinary forecast of top food trends, 2016 will see even more locally sourced ingredients that are sustainably grown or raised.

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