Brooklyn Beans K-Cups are now in stock at BuyCoffeeCanada. With 14 new flavours now available to Canadians, a much welcomed addition to the Keurig lineup is already piquing the interest of some of our customers. Our initial trials of the “Cyclone” and “Vanilla Skyline” flavours have showcased both their coffee roasting ability as well as their choice in flavouring and we’re glad to have brought them in. As always, they are available with Free Shipping (conditions apply) to Canada.
Among the flavours available are Brooklyn-themed like the Boardwalk Blend, Brooklyn Bridge and “Fuggedaboutit”, their own interpretation of “Donut Shop”, a Breakfast Blend, a French Roast offering a couple flavoured coffees. The Hazelnut Coffee, Maple Sleigh and Coney Island Caramel all promise to be flavourful coffees for those who enjoy a little twist in their coffee.
While not an official line from Keurig/Green Mountain, Brooklyn Beans are arguably more interested in providing high quality single-serve coffee to break into the market than the official line would be to stay the market leader. The expiry of the k-cup patents this year opened up a slew of unofficial k-cups from a number of high end brands in the U.S. This new rebirth of the single serving coffee market is proving to be a great thing for consumers with lower prices and greater variety.
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In the recent week, two studies have been released indicating that caffeine may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The results indicate that moderate consumption of coffee (both caffeinated and decaffeinated) may lower diabetes risk in middle-age and younger women. The study clearly indicates that women are the topic, but the data may be applicable to men as well. It’s believed that chemicals other than caffeine in the coffee itself are responsible for the increased resistance.
The coffee studied is primarily drip-coffee, which has a lower sugar content than mixed espresso-based drinks that are sometimes loaded with sugar-based sweeteners and flavours.
While it’s not conclusive for everybody, it is positive research that indicates a positive reason to consume coffee.
Prevaling theories are that coffee beans actually contain compounds that help reduce the oxidative stress on cells, improving insulin sensitivity.
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Hazelnut is one of the top flavoured coffee options – something about nuts and coffee just go so well together. This becomes particularly apparent around the holiday season (fall and winter), when the temperatures drop and we seek something to warm us up both physically and mentally. Halzenut has a creamy, warming attribute to it that’s ideal for perking you up on a chilly day.
How do you go about flavouring coffee with Hazelnut though? There are a couple options:
- If you love the taste of hazelnut and can drink it all day, pre-infused hazelnut coffee is a simple choice
- If you enjoy hazelnut but still want some variety, hazelnut flavoured syrups are a great way to add the flavour only when you want it
- If convenience is your ultimate concern and you have a Keurig machine, k-cups give you a number of options for hazelnut flavoured coffee
See the full post at http://buycoffeecanada.com/top-3-ways-to-get-your-hazelnut-coffee-fix with links to products just for you.
It was never the intention of any cafe to create a work-place environment, but that’s what happened for the myriads of cafes offering wi-fi to their customers. The rise of startups and self-employed individuals has the market in growing pains – these people can’t always work from home, but they lack a full time office, or maybe can’t afford one yet. While these people do typically buy a coffee to use the wifi, they frequently sit for hours on end, taking up space in the cafe and slowing the flow of new customers, ultimately hurting the cafe.
It’s no surprise then that high-traffic Toronto cafes are starting to take some measures against squatters. Some solutions have included:
- Creating a “Laptop Free” seating area for those who are looking to sit down for lunch
- Limiting Wifi to 2 hours, or even 30 minutes during peak times
- Using not-too comfortable seating, generally become uncomfortable after an hour or so
While some of these measures can impact real customers – the ones who come in for food – the aim is to discourage long-term seating. It’s not all bad – some users do buy food and drinks, raising the overall purchase – but the majority aren’t what the cafe owners opened up their shop for.
Cold brewed coffee has picked up in popular this year because of hte low acidity and full flavour it offers, without the heat that makes people sweat on hot summer days. Here are a few simple steps for a delicious, convenient, cold brewed coffee.
- Grind the beans for a drip coffee, the grinds should be just about 1mm in size.
- Add coffee to your 1L whipping siphon with 3 charges, then gently swirl the coffee siphon in an upright position. Make sure not to shake it however, so that grounds don’t become stuck.
- Place the siphon in the fridge for at least 2 hours to allow for extraction.
- While holding it upright, slowly release pressure from the siphon by depressing the lever. Unscrew the lid and pour into a coffee filter to catch the grounds.
- Dilute the drink with milk and sugar as desired, or drink straight. Refrigerate unused portion.
This coffee should be concentrated enough that you can get multiple cups from it. Roughly 100g of coffee beans should be used per 500mL that will make about 400mL brew.
Despite an expired patent on their k-cups (and a slew of new competitors), Green Mountain’s earnings are expected to be up this year. With 3rd quarter revenue estimated at $0.77/share, earnings are up from $0.52/share last year. Total revenue for the year is marked at $4.35 Billion, with $981.9 Million coming from this quarter.
While growth has been strong over the past 2 years, many were expecting a decline. Analysts are seeing the company as a buy however, when comparing it with their competitors and their earnings. Their new lines with renewed patents could play an integral role in maintaining the profitability of the company.
Starbucks has started a pilot program in the U.S. (beginning with some Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA and Austin, TX stores) to offer “Handcrafted Sodas” aka Italian Sodas. Using an in-store carbonating machine, carbonated water is combined with flavours such as Lemon and Root Beer, as well as Ginger Ale, to create Italian Sodas.
Pricing seems in-line with current Starbucks drinks, at $2.45 for a tall, $2.95 for a grande and $3.45 for a venti.
The move seems to be aimed at bringing customers in the early-afternoon hours, when the traffic dies down just after lunch. Offering some caffeine-free iced drinks may be just the key to attracting people in on hot days, who may not want another shot of caffeine for the day.
Also on the menu for that time of the day is their “Green Coffee Extract” drinks, known as “refreshers”. Using green coffee beans and flavoured syrups, the Refreshers have become mildly popular but sit at a higher price point than the Handcrafted Sodas will.
It’s not yet known whether the Italian Sodas (officially being called “Handcrafted Sodas”) will be expanding beyond the couple of test stores, only time will tell.