Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

Written on January 20, 2021.

The Irish coffee is a delightful cocktail made with a combination of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and brown sugar, then topped with a thick layer of fresh cream. Once enjoyed strictly around the holiday season, Irish cream flavored beverages— everything from RTD cold brew to flavored liqueurs and creamers— are popping up as consumers continue to seek out comfort through indulgent, familiar flavor experiences.
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Written on November 4, 2020.

The cappuccino may be a coffee house classic, but you might be surprised to learn how much the drink has evolved over the years. While most baristas would agree that there are three basic ingredients in a cappuccino— espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam— everyone seems to have their own definition for how much to use of each, as well as how it should be served.
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Written on October 21, 2020.

Combining coffee and alcohol isn’t new— Irish coffee, White Russians, espresso martinis, and other cocktails dripping in coffee liqueur have long laid the groundwork for the innovation we’re experiencing today. Craft brewers have also played a significant role, using coffee beans to create roasted, nutty, and chocolatey flavors in porters and stouts. Ready-to-drink (RTD) hard coffee is just the next evolutionary take on the pairing.
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Written on September 30, 2020.

From morning routine to afternoon pick-me-up, coffee has always been a beverage staple. Now, as Americans juggle an onslaught of COVID-related stresses— like heightened family responsibilities and economic uncertainty, to name a few— coffee trends suggest that our favorite caffeinated beverage seems to have taken on an even larger role.
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Written on August 19, 2020.

While demand for functional beverages and “better-for-you” alternatives has been on the rise for decades, the recent global pandemic has no doubt accelerated things. As consumers seek out enhanced beverages in their mission to take control of their health, detox drinks have become a developing niche in this sector.
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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 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 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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Written on April 22, 2020.

You may have seen friends on social media posting pictures of their coffee lately, and the weird thing is, everyone seems to be making the same thing.

So what’s on the menu? It’s a completely DIY whipped drink called dalgona coffee.

Spurred in part by closures of coffee shops and cafés across the globe, coffee lovers have become their own baristas, and this South Korean drink has quickly become an at-home favorite worldwide.
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Written on March 25, 2020.

Our beverage experts formulate dozens of new and innovative drinks for clients every day, making them a valuable resource for the latest flavor trends. In December, our team got together to predict the trends we expect to take over the beverage industry in 2020 and our forecast features botanicals as one of the top 3 flavors set up for success in a year favoring the fresh and functional.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the world’s attraction to botanicals as drink flavors and ingredients, and the ways they are being used in beverage application. Let get into it!
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