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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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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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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National Coffee Association Report Shows Consumers Drinking More Espresso-Based Beverages

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 20, 2016 4:17:35 PM / by Franke Americas

A recent report by the National Coffee Association (NCA) shows consumption of espresso-based beverages has nearly tripled since 2008. This shift represents 18 percent of adult consumers within the United States, and it is largely driven by preferences of younger generations.

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Rubies + Diamonds Explores Profitable Possibilities with BKON

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 16, 2016 8:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

*** The following piece from Mackenzie Champlin originally appeared in Sprudge on February 16, 2016. It was origianlly titled, "Los Angeles: Rubies + Diamonds Shines on Sunset."

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