Nine decades after its founding, Café Bustelo is finding new fans and continuing to grow its distribution throughout the United States. In honour of its 90th anniversary this year, Café Bustelo has been holding events in its key markets in the US. After events in cities such as Los Angeles, California, Miami, Florida, and Houston, […]
Posted 12 October 2018
I was in England earlier this month for Tea & Coffee World Cup, which took place in Birmingham (3-5 September). Although I was there for business, I did have a few free hours, including the day I landed. Surprisingly, I was able to buy last-minute tickets to visit the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace — […]
Posted 27 September 2018
Tea remains the preferred cup in the United Kingdom – at least that was evident at this year’s Tea & Coffee World Cup, which was held in Birmingham, England, 3-5 September – but the interest in and growth of specialty coffee is strong.
Posted 14 September 2018
As I write this column I am on a plane en route to the United Kingdom for Tea & Coffee World Cup.
Posted 31 August 2018
As consumers in the United States seek new experiences and discoveries, including finding new and differentiated flavours, formats and occasions, growing numbers are willing to try beverages from around the world.
Posted 17 August 2018
I recently came across a 2017 survey that tested thirteen/supermarket grocery store coffee brands in the United States to “find the best of the bunch.”
Posted 3 August 2018
In many parts of the world, it’s summer, and for a lot of us, it’s been a particularly hot and humid one, which has been quite beneficial for ready-to-drink coffee (RTD) — be it cold brew or iced coffee (including iced cappuccinos and espressos).
Posted 19 July 2018
June was my busiest “trade show month” of the year. I began in Las Vegas, Nevada for World Tea Expo, then headed to Amsterdam, Netherlands for World of Coffee and ended the month in New York, New York (my hometown) for the Fancy Food Show.
Posted 6 July 2018
In my previous blog I mentioned I was heading to the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, and as it was my first show in two years, I was eager to see how it evolved.
Posted 21 June 2018
The tea market in the United States is a perplexing one. Tea consumers are developing more sophisticated palates and desiring single origin teas and premium teas, and teas with exotic flavours or infusions.
Posted 8 June 2018
I just returned from my first National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, 19-22 May, and I had quite the feeling of déjà vu as it was also my first time returning to McCormick Place in about a decade.
Posted 24 May 2018
While in Seattle, Washington for the Re:co Symposium and Specialty Coffee Association Expo last month, I toured two coffee shops — two radically different coffee shops: Starbucks’ new Reserve store and Bulletproof’s newest café.
Posted 11 May 2018
I planned to write about the Re:co Symposium and SCA Expo, both of which I attended last week in Seattle, Washington, until I came across this headline in a local newspaper: “Kids and coffee: The true price of caffeine.”
Posted 26 April 2018
On 29 March, a judge in California issued a proposed ruling against the coffee industry in a long-standing case involving the state’s Proposition 65, potentially leading to coffee carrying “cancer warning” labels.
Posted 12 April 2018
As spring rolls in (although almost unnoticed given the number of snowstorms in the US on the actual first day of spring), consumers start thinking about “form and function.”
Posted 29 March 2018
I had the opportunity to attend the Barista Guild of America’s Bloom Event that took place in Providence, Rhode Island on 6 March.
Posted 15 March 2018