Why Iced Beverages are So Hot in the Winter

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Franke

Imagine you're standing in line at the coffee shop and there are blankets of snow forming outside. All you can focus on is sipping a hot cup of coffee. The person in line in front of you is still shivering from the cold. She places her order:

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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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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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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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What Is the Difference Between Espresso and Coffee?

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 18, 2016 4:30:00 PM / by Franke

Is there really a difference between espresso beans and coffee beans? Are they from the same places? Are they roasted differently? Are they brewed differently? Will one keep you up later than the other? Can you serve them out of the same machine? At Franke, we receive many questions about these similar yet different coffee styles, so let's take a look at each and bust some of the myths behind espresso and coffee.

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Flavored Coffee Is Going to Be the Next Big Thing. No, Seriously.

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Zachary Carlsen of Sprudge

The Brothers Vastardis of our partners at BKON Craft Brewer are at the 27thSCAA Event in Seattle, Washington, to showcase their space-aged brewing technology brewing what it was destined to brew since its inception: coffee. When we profiled the brewer last year at SCAA, the machine was dutifully brewing Rishi Tea. Now, with the help of a custom BKON Mahlkönig grinder and a thoughtful filter system, the BKON is capable of brewing a delightful cup of coffee and so much more. 

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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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The Key to Choosing Coffee Flavors

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 30, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by Franke

Buying coffee is a deeply personal experience. The roasts and flavors we choose say something about who we are, what we stand for, what we do and even how much time we have.

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