S&D Coffee expands partnership with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
S&D Coffee & Tea, the largest custom coffee roaster in America, has announced it is expanding its partnership with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a roaster and retailer of specialty coffee and tea.
S&D will serve as the exclusive roaster and distributor in foodservice across all commercial and non-commercial channels, and will help The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf broaden its national recognition.
S&D and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have worked in partnership since 2015 to serve major national franchises including Hilton Worldwide and Potbelly restaurants. S&D will now supply all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf products for the new Choice Hotels brand, Clarion-Pointe, designed to bring together the premium elements guests desire in an affordable travel experience.
“S&D Coffee & Tea helps our customers build successful beverage programs through tailored solutions,” said Carlos Lopez, executive vice president of sales, S&D Coffee & Tea. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf while also adding a highly respected brand to our already strong portfolio of coffees and teas.”
“The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf selected S&D because of our mutual commitment to premium quality,” said JJ Smith, vice president, franchise operations, business development, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. “A strong beverage program can bolster the reputation of a foodservice operation. We are excited to expand our relationship into new channels across the US with the common goal of providing best-in-class coffee and tea to our customers and their patrons.”