A Look at Panther Coffee and Their Single Origin Iced Coffees

[fa icon="calendar"] May 9, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

Panther Coffee in Miami, Florida is dedicated to sourcing and roasting the finest coffees in the world. But after you've created fantastic coffee, you also have to have a way to serve it, especially in the heat of South Florida. What did Panther discover?

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A Brief Look at the Tea Cocktail Trend

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 29, 2017 5:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

There's well-established data to show that, yes, specialty tea is trending across the country. But for the last year or so, specialty tea is more than just tea. From tea flavored beer to an Earl Grey martini, tea is certainly making its mark on all craft beverage market segments.

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What Is Reverse Atmospheric Infusion Technology?

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Franke Americas

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Reverse Atmospheric Infusion™, or RAIN™, is an innovative technology that allows the BKON Craft Brewer to provide deep and layered flavor profiles for tea, coffee, cocktails, water, milk and anything else culinary minds can imagine.

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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 Brief History of Tea Infusion

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Franke

The earliest recorded reference to tea dates back to the 10th century B.C. It originated in China as a medicinal drink. It eventually made its way to Europe via the Portuguese, where it became popular during the 16th century. Tea drinking expanded to the British during the 17th century and they introduced it to India, completing the Asia-Europe-Asia circle, and this is just the beginning of the history of tea infusion.

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This Coffee and Rum Infusion Will Freak Your Mind

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Elizabeth Chai of Sprudge


At the inaugural edition of the New York Coffee Festival in Manhattan, Sprudge checked out all the exhibits, talks, and booze with contributors Elizabeth Chai and D. Robert Wolchek, and will be bringing you event coverage throughout the week on Sprudge. First up, Chai checks in on our friends and partners at BKON, who were on hand at NYCCF offering a near-instant molecular rum infusion with their futuristic brewer.

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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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What Is the BKON Craft Brewer™?

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

Maybe you recently entered your local tea shop or coffee house and saw this new, high-tech looking machine on the counter. Maybe you watched water move into the glass chamber and seem to dance around the loose-leaf tea. Maybe you saw the steam and smelled the amazing aromas. Surely you asked, "What is that thing?"

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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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