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Written on August 12, 2020.

Everyone enjoys a little fizz in their drink – but how familiar are you with the science behind those delightful bubbles?

Not to worry, today we’re exploring your most burning questions about carbonation (and maybe even a few you haven’t thought of). Of course, the only thing better than reading about carbonation is drinking something bubbly, so feel free to sip along as you quench your brain’s thirst for beverage facts!
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Written on August 5, 2020.

Despite its recent climb to Tik Tok fame, the concept behind the Dalgona coffee trend is not new – nor is it a byproduct of too much time spent in isolation. While pandemic conditions have certainly helped bring dalgona to the spotlight, cultures around the globe have been making and enjoying variations of the whipped coffee for decades.
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Written on July 29, 2020.

Summertime used to be a bust for coffee – then the world met cold brew.

Believe it or not, “cold brew” refers to the process of creating the coffee drink, not its temperature. Technically, it can be served hot or iced, though cold seems to be the preference. To make the drink, coarsely ground coffee is steeped in water for 12 to 24 hours. This heat-free process mutes the drink’s perceived acidity and results in a profile that is smoother and sweeter than a traditional coffee. It also extracts more caffeine, creating a comparably stronger drink.
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Written on July 22, 2020.

At this point last year, no one could have foreseen that within a few short months we’d be facing a global pandemic.

Back in December, our beverage development experts predicted that 2020 would be a year focused on the fresh and functional. Now the world has taken to calling 2020, “The Year of the Lost Summer.” As we approach the halfway mark for this historic year, it makes sense to consider how current events have affected drink flavor trends and what that might mean for tomorrow.
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Written on July 15, 2020.

The alarm goes off in the morning. Maybe you don’t remember what day it is, but one thing is for sure – you need caffeine. For most of us, this requires a drink. The options for your morning pick-me-up are endless – so what are you supposed to choose on your way out the door?
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Written on July 8, 2020.

Now, more than ever before, consumers are seeking out drinks that promise functionality and freshness. Plant-based beverages manage to deliver on both.
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Written on July 1, 2020.

Since 1776, Americans have celebrated our nation’s independence with fireworks, baseball games, carnivals, and the like. While this year’s festivities might look a little different than those of years past, we can still count on good food and great drinks to raise our spirits.
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Written on June 24, 2020.

It’s 2020 and you’ve decided you’re finally ready to follow your lifelong dream of launching a beverage brand. Then the unimaginable happens – a pandemic strikes. Moving forward with your idea would be foolish, right?

Well, maybe not.

Before you postpone your dream for yet another day, month, year, consider the time it will take you to get your product to market.
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Written on June 17, 2020.

Kombucha – Is it a tea? A digestive aid? An alcohol? Technically, it’s all three.

There may be some confusion over how exactly kombucha should be classified, but there is no doubt that what was once a niche beverage has now officially entered the mainstream. As consumers continue reaching for drinks that are as functional as they are flavorful, kombucha has quickly risen to popularity. Dozens of brands have popped up on the shelf and many consumers have even taken to brewing it up themselves at home. But where and how did the concept for kombucha evolve? And what makes this super beverage so unique?
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Written on June 10, 2020.

When the weather gets warmer, consumers make the switch from hot to cold coffee. Iced coffee and cold brew are the most popular go-to’s for this category during the summer, but many consumers don’t know the difference. While both drinks are served cold, they offer flavor profiles and caffeine levels as diverse as the coffee itself. If you’ve ever wondered how these tasty brews are made, then you’ve come to the right place.
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