Why Upgrading Your Office Coffee Keeps Your Employees Engaged (And More Productive!)

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 4, 2018 4:19:31 PM / by Franke Americas

It's safe to say most every office in America has a coffee maker. Think about it, an office without coffee is like a car without gasoline - without it, the whole thing won't run. However, it's time to take the traditional office coffee to the next level, and it's a win-win for you as the employer and your employees!

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Three Benefits of a High School Coffee Program

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

There's no question coffee drinkers are getting younger and younger. The average age at which someone begins drinking coffee has steadily declined over the last several years. A vast majority of this growth is within the high school age demographics, and for school systems looking for new ideas, there are benefits of a high school coffee program.

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What Is Espresso Crema?

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Franke

In the world of espresso, you often hear mention of crema. What is crema, and why is it so important?

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The Franke Guide to Espresso Drinks

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM / by Franke

With so many different coffee providers requiring so many different languages when ordering coffee and espresso beverages, we decided it was time to grind everything down and get to the bottom of espresso drinks.

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Franke A600 Wins CSP’s 2016 Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 30, 2016 12:22:52 PM / by Franke Americas

CHICAGO -- Convenience-store retailers have voted and we're thrilled to announce our A600 was the winner of CSP’s 2016 Best New Product Contest.

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Analyzing the Iced Beverage Trend

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 31, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Franke

With soda and cola sales on a slow but steady decline, restaurants and foodservice establishments are looking for new ways to move customers away from free water and into revenue-generating beverage options.

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Franke A600 Nominated for CSP’s 2016 Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 23, 2016 1:22:18 PM / by Franke Americas

CHICAGO -- Which products will be voted the best of 2016? That’s for convenience-store retailers to decide. Before visiting a polling location to elect the next president of the United States, elect CSP’s 2016 Best New Product Contest winner.

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Coffee Gets an Upgrade

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Bret Thorn of Nation's Restaurant News

Coffee is America’s favorite hot beverage, and it’s getting hotter, with new consumers starting to drink it at a younger age and restaurants upgrading their coffee offerings.

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How Flavor and Health Influence Hot Beverage Sales

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 28, 2016 2:02:36 PM / by Franke Americas


There are many factors that influence consumers when purchasing a hot beverage. Whether it's coffee or tea or something entirely different, price, branding, location and accessibility can all influence sales. But according to Virginia Lee of Euromonitor International, flavor and health benefits are two of the most influential. 

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How Coffee Machine Technology Can Increase Coffee Sales

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 29, 2016 12:30:00 PM / by Franke Americas

More and more people expect options and variety when it comes to choosing their espresso-based beverage. They want flavor. They want not only an espresso, but lattés, cappuccinos, mochas and macchiatos. And they want the option to make it themselves, with minimal effort.

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