According to the National Coffee Association's 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends report, the number of Americans drinking coffee everyday increased from 57 percent in 2016 to 62 percent this year. Chances are, your employees are among the 62 percent who rely on their daily cup of joe. Learn how business owners across the country are leveraging office coffee service to improve the health, culture, and productivity of their offices.
While coffee and office coffee services have been around for quite a while, the way coffee is brewed, created, and marketed continues to change over time. Whereas traditional drip coffee was brewed at home, current consumer taste preferences have shifted the coffee market to create new coffee products, like cold and nitro brews, espresso drinks, and canned and bottled beverages. Here are the top three coffee trends of 2017.
Most people are surprised when they hear that all types of true teas come from the same plant. However, the nature of the Camellia sinensis plant, as well as weather and soil conditions determine the final flavor of the tea. The main factor that determines the color a tea plant turns is based on the level of oxidation the tea leaves experience after being plucked. Although all varieties of tea discussed below, other than Rooibos (or red tea), come from the same plant, they all boast unique characteristics. We’ve explored four of the major types of teas so you can see how they differ from one another.
That steaming hot cup of joe that we all recognize and love is the end result of a long coffee roasting process. So how does coffee make its way from a small, green bean into the final morning cup of coffee? Roasting transforms the chemical and physical characteristics of the coffee bean to prepare it for consumption while allowing for the flavor of the coffee bean to change, resulting in its robust flavor and taste. Finding the perfect balance of roasting is optimal for producing the most delicious coffee.