Cold Brew and Iced Coffee - Great Winter Drinks!

Cold brew coffee and iced coffee are the superstar summer drinks in coffeehouses around the world — but they don't disappear in the winter. A Dunkin Donuts poll showed that 56% of folks believe it's never too cold for an iced coffee. Maybe they just wear gloves?

Still, some are torn between the two brewing methods. Here we’ll break down the differences between cold brew and iced coffee.

 

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Topics: Coffee & Espresso



Is Fresh Coffee Always Best?

Check out this great video on coffee freshness from coffee expert Chris Baca. It breaks down several key things that affect freshness, and how to harness them:

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Coffee Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Coffee (Video)

In the Epicurious video series “Price Points,” coffee expert Dillon Edwards of Parlor Coffee tries to guess which of two coffees is more expensive, after examining, smelling and tasting them. He also provides a bit of insight into his methods for analyzing coffee, while also breaking down roasts (dark vs. light), and waxing poetic about processing, freshness, varietals and source.

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Dial In Your Iced Coffee, Iced Tea and Smoothie Offerings For Summer Profitability

With summer approaching, your iced-drink sales may be about to take off. Iced coffee and tea, nitro coffees, blended-iced drinks (frappes) and smoothies are popular year round, and even more so as the weather heats up. You can expect your ice machine to start working overtime.

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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes, Tea & Chai, Blended Drinks



The Importance of Milk in Espresso Based Drinks—and The Science Behind It

At Intermix Beverage and at countless coffee shops across the country, particular attention is paid to the quality and flavor of the coffee that goes into our lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso drinks. But the milk in espresso based drinks is an equally vital component.

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Airpot Selection and Maintenance

As ubiquitous as they are, airpots can confound coffee shop and restaurant staff. Whether you're trying to select the right one or properly care for the one you have, this guide to using and maintaining the most common airpot designs will set you on the right path.

 

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Sustainable Coffee: What's in it for You?

Being a coffee shop owner puts you in a unique position to make decisions that affect the world beyond your your front door.  Consumers are increasingly making their voices heard by having their purchases speak for them, choosing one coffee shop over another because they feel that shop's values are shared with their own.  When all things are equal, retailers can further distinguish themselves by investing in causes that will ultimately affect their future.

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Topics: Marketing, Coffee & Espresso