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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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use the BKON Craft Brewer

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Franke

The BKON Craft Brewer® is a revolutionary piece of equipment that is changing the way foodservice and beverage operators think about infused beverages. By utilizing a patented technology called Reverse Atmospheric Infusion, or RAIN™, the BKON Craft Brewer can allow any operator to optimally prepare any loose-leaf tea or any number of other craft beverages, either hot or cold. In order to maximize its potential, though, it's important to follow a series of best practices when brewing with BKON. Here they are.

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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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5 Healthy Alternatives Outside the Coffee Realm

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 27, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Franke

In a recent article, The Daily Meal contributor, Jess Novak, listed 14 Healthy Drinks to Get Your Morning Started that are outside the traditional coffee realm. Of this list, five were tea. Let's take a look at a few varieties of healthy tea and see how they can be an enjoyable alternative to coffee while still providing some of that morning kick:

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How a Kirkland Couple Followed Their Passion for High-Quality Tea

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Franke Americas

*Photo courtesy of Weber Thompson/Erin Hatch

What does it mean to follow your passion? For Will and Amy Riffle, it meant opening up a high-quality tea shop in Kirkland, Washington where they prepare three cold-craft teas every day, where they teach enlightening tea classes, and where they serve more than 100 different types of tea using a BKON Craft Brewer

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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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