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Industry News: White Coffee Adds Taste of Jim Beam® Bourbon to Create New Line of Coffees



LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rising popularity of bourbon, with its distinctive flavor, cannot be denied. Last year, American whiskey – including bourbon -- captivated U.S. consumers with revenues up 7.7 percent to $3.1 billion in sales.[1] White Coffee has joined the movement by partnering with Jim Beam®, the #1-selling bourbon in the world, to present a line of (non-alcoholic) coffees including single serve and 12 oz. ground coffees: Jim Beam® Bourbon Flavored Coffees.

Elegant, smooth and refined in character, Jim Beam's rich flavor offers mellow hints of caramel and vanilla. Imagine the taste of "America's Native Spirit" infused into the finest 100% Arabica coffee: a sweet, mild, flavorful coffee that delivers pleasure with every sip.

The Jim Beam Bourbon Flavored Line of Coffees includes five varieties:

  • Jim Beam® Original is a subtle caramel and oaky vanilla flavor combined with a sweet, mild intensity coffee.
  • Bourbon Vanilla: A burst of sweet vanilla with a creamy, woody overtone highlights the bourbon-flavored coffee's caramel and smoky notes.
  • Cinnamon Stick: A bold, spicy coffee that offers the sweet taste of cinnamon reminiscent of the holidays.
  • Spiced Honey: Sweet honey and warm, savory spice in a medium body coffee.
  • Signature Dark Roast: A smooth and richly flavorful coffee connoting the smoky taste of America's Native Spirit.

The Jim Beam Coffee varieties, including Original, Bourbon Vanilla, Cinnamon Stick, Spiced Honey, and Signature Dark Roast, will be available at retail outlets nationwide later this spring.


About White Coffee Corporation
White Coffee Corporation is based in Long Island City, NY and is a third-generation, certified woman-owned business, in operation since 1939. As a core part of its coffee offerings, White Coffee is proud of its collaboration with prominent licensed brands. These coffee products are available in retail outlets throughout the United States, on-line at www.whitecoffee.com or call (800) 221-0140 for more information.







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Coffee Spotlight: Hatch Coffee New blend – Tvilling



Same coffee, different processing methods. Tvilling is a blend of natural and washed Heirloom coffee from the Yirgacheffe region in Ethiopia, processed at the same processing mill in Gersi Kebele.

The natural presents notes of blueberry and strawberry, and the washed processed coffee is citrus forward. We combined the two into this special blend which is floral and fruity.

We've had amazing feedback on this blend, selling out at our most recent coffee show.

It's currently available for our Roastery Select subscribers, where this month highlights East African coffees.



About the company

The story of Hatch Cold Brew starts with one man’s enduring love for coffee, and the simple, reliable pleasure it brought him in his years on the road. After a decade in manufacturing, travelling constantly to meet the demands of his job, Alfonso would settle for a short time on a remote factory site in the African countryside, a world away from his roots in Toronto.
In spite of his nomadic past, over the years he had grown accustomed to hand-grinding and manually brewing his own coffee every morning. It blossomed into a ritual that gave him a daily sense of comfort and stability. Access to freshly roasted coffee was rare, so he took it upon himself to make his own.



Brand: Hatch
Origin: Canada
Category: Coffee
Packaging: 300g
Claims: blend of natural and washed Heirloom coffee
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to BuyFind a Store





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Company Spotlight: VitaCup – NEW Vitamin Coffee & Tea



Take Your Essential Vitamins
In a Tastier Way.

VitaCup is charged with the essential vitamins you need to be productive by supporting your metabolism and boosting your energy levels: B1, B5. B6. B12, folic acid, D3, and antioxidants.

VitaCup infused flavor pods of French Vanilla, French Roast or Green Tea were created to ensure you have the nutrients and energy your body needs.



Sourced For
A Better World.

You can feel good about what you're putting in your body and what you're putting back into the planet. The coffee is sourced from fair-trade certified growers in South America.

The single serving coffee pods are BPA free, eco-friendly, and fully recyclable.



Finally, Healthy Coffee in K-Cup® Form

A healthy coffee alternative to energy drinks? Yes! VitaCup packs each Keurig® compatible coffee pod with our signature vitamin blend. Our recyclable K-cup® style pods are easy to use and reduce clutter. Our coffee with a kick is also one of the healthiest coffees you can drink! Break up with your energy drink, VitaCup will treat you right.










About the Company

VitaCup has a mission to create a Brew for a Better You.

Every day you wake up ready to be your best self. To conquer the world. To take on new challenges and emerge victorious. Just as soon as you’ve had your cup of coffee.

But some days you just don’t feel your best. You’re still sluggish, emotional, forgetful, irritable. You don’t bounce back. You have trouble sleeping. You can’t lose those last few pounds. You seem to catch a cold frequently.

Sluggish, emotional, forgetful, irritable, trouble sleeping, can’t lose pounds, catch colds frequently? There might be a reason your energy, mood and health are sagging. You might be vitamin deficient. Read More


Company: VitaCup
Brand: VitaCup
Slogan: A Brew For a Better You
Origin: USA
Category: Coffee & Tea
Claims: Non-GMO, Gluten & Soy Free. Free of sugar and carb free
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online





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Drink Spotlight: Introducing FORTO Coffee Shots w. ORGANIC MILK!



After over a year of development, we are overjoyed to be able to share these delicious new Organic Milk - FORTO Coffee Shots with you!

FORTO is a cold-brewed coffee shot that delivers the same level of caffeine-energy as 2 regular cups of 10oz. coffee. It is made from Organic, 100% Arabica beans that are hand-selected from Fair-Trade-certified family farms in Colombia. Our 20-hour cold brew process results in a delicious coffee drink that is naturally sweeter, smoother and stronger than your typical coffee. Our unique bottle is handheld, and meant to be taken anywhere on-the-go.


  • PURE COLOMBIAN COFFEE + MILK ----- cold-brewed deliciously smooth, with a teaspoon of cane sugar added.
  • DRINK STRAIGHT, ON-THE-GO ----- handheld coffee shot w. spill-proof seal. Sip or shoot, drink hot or cold.
  • 2X ENERGY FROM COFFEE ----- pure, organic double shot of coffee. 200mg caffeine per bottle = two cups of regular coffee.
  • ORGANIC & FAIR-TRADE CERTIFIED ----- hand-selected 100% Arabica beans, family farms in Brazil. Nothing artificial.
  • WILL YOU ENJOY FORTO, AND GET ENERGY FROM IT? ----- My family and I guarantee it, or we’ll happily refund your purchase.






About FORTO Coffee

Our journey to find wholesome energy began when our twin girls were born in 2012. For months, we were awake with them day and night without sleep. And when they grew big enough to crawl, and then walk, we found ourselves constantly needing more energy to keep up with them!

We needed energy on-the-go – but like most people – we weren’t comfortable with the unhealthy, energy shots sold on the market. So we decided to find our own natural energy source. Read More



Company: FORTO Coffee
Brand: FORTO Coffee
Origin: USA
Category: Coffee
Packaging: 2 fl oz (50 ml)
Claims: Organic. Naturally Flavored
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $14.95
Where to Buy: Buy Vanilla on Amazon, Buy Mocha on Amazon





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Drink Spotlight: COFFEE-MATE® Introduces New Coffee-Flavored Creamer





GLENDALE, Calif., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Can't get enough coffee? Well - you're in luck! Today COFFEE-MATE® is unveiling its latest flavor innovation: Coffee Flavored COFFEE-MATE®. For decades, we've stirred things up by introducing delicious, one-of-a-kind flavors like Caramel Macchiato and Italian Sweet Crème and now we're excited to offer a creamer that makes your tasty cup of Joe taste even more like coffee! The new creamer is the perfect way to transform your everyday cup with a creamy, roast coffee taste. For our fans who have always dreamt of drinking coffee with a side of, well -- coffee, we've got your back!




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Coffee Spotlight: Peet’s Coffee Celebrates 51st Anniversary with Blend that Gives Back



Company Marks Milestone with "Drink a Great Cup, Do a Good Thing" Contribution to Coffee Kids

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Peet's Coffee® announced the launch of its annual, limited release Anniversary Blend, which celebrates its founding by giving back to origin via the company's program Drink a Great Cup, Do a Good Thing™. The 2017 Anniversary Blend continues a longstanding tradition of donating to coffee-producing communities and this year supports  Coffee Kids' youth training and mentorship work in Risaralda, Colombia.

Anniversary Blend: "Drink a Great Cup, Do a Good Thing"
The year's limited release highlights Peet's commitment to Drink a Great Cup, Do a Good Thing, with twenty five cents of every purchase (up to $50,000) benefiting the Coffee Kids program in Colombia. Coffee Kids provides business training, mentorship, and seed capital to aspiring entrepreneurs in coffee-growing communities to support the next generation of coffee farmers. Peet's has been a proud donor to Coffee Kids for nearly thirty years.

A Heritage of Handcraft
As The Original Craft Coffee™, Peet's can claim over fifty years of coffee expertise in sourcing, blending, and roasting exceptional beans. The Anniversary Blend, first created in 1991, builds on this heritage and reflects the care with which Peet's approaches handcrafting coffee. This year's edition features three select and extraordinary single-origin coffees from Colombia, Rwanda, and Papua New Guinea that are skillfully roasted to produce a rich, full-bodied texture.

"Our 2017 Anniversary Blend is comprised of three exceptional single-origins that each bring a unique fruity quality," said Doug Welsh, Vice President, Coffee, Peet's Coffee. "There are hints of ripe melon from Colombia, sweet cherry from Rwanda, and full-bodied papaya from New Guinea. Together these flavors produce a refreshingly bright cup. Sweeter still, this year's blend contributes to Coffee Kids, which supports youth training and mentorship that empowers budding coffee entrepreneurs."

The 2017 Anniversary Blend is available now, in distinctive purple bags, and while supplies last. The blend can be purchased at:

  • Participating Peet's coffeebar locations and online at www.peets.com [$19.95] per pound
  • Grocery stores nationwide (SRP $10.99 per 10oz bag; $7.99$9.99 for K-cup 10ct; and $11.99$12.79 for K-cup 16ct blend

About Peet's Coffee and Coffee Kids:
Peet's Coffee® is a U.S. specialty coffee company founded by Alfred Peet in 1966 in Berkeley, California. Mr. Peet grew up in the coffee trade and moved to America from Holland after World War II. Coffee Kids partners with communities to foster the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit needed to protect the future of coffee farming.









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Industry News: Caribou Coffee® Leads Coffee Category as First Chain to Offer Clean Label Beverages


Caribou Takes a Stand on Clean Label Handcrafted Drinks Promising Customers What will NOT be in their Cup

MINNEAPOLIS, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Caribou Coffee has set a Clean Label standard for its US locations making the coffee company the first national coffeehouse chain to offer beverages made with Clean Label ingredients.  Caribou's Clean Label Commitment means the company will not add artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, MSG or high fructose corn syrup to its beverages and all beverages will be made with Clean Label ingredients by 2018.

The coffee company's Clean Label announcement doesn't come as a surprise given the brand's history.  In 2010, Caribou started using real chocolate chips rather than powdered chocolate which many other coffeehouses currently use.  Caribou was the first national coffeehouse company to offer 100% Rainforest Alliance beans in 2012.  In January of 2016, the brand introduced real caramel sauce and real vanilla syrup, made with only four ingredients: pure cane sugar, water, natural vanilla flavor and Madagascar vanilla beans extract. This focus on real ingredients has been a core component of Caribou's Clean Label commitment.

"Offering premium great tasting drinks for our guests has long been in our DNA," says Michele Vig, President of Caribou Coffee. "Through our Clean Label commitment, all Caribou Coffee drinks will be made using only Clean Label ingredients by 2018."

The Clean Label commitment at Caribou means creating handcrafted beverages without adding:

  • Artificial colors
  • Artificial flavors
  • Artificial preservatives
  • Artificial sweeteners

Caribou set its Clean Label standard by creating an "Off-Limit list" of 70+ ingredients which will not be added to its beverages.  Ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, aspartame and many others will not be added into any Caribou Coffee beverage. Guests can see the entire "Off-Limit List" at CaribouCleanDrink.com.

Caribou began working on a specific Clean Label plan in February of 2014. Traditionally hard in the coffee category to clean up ingredients, Caribou and its supply partners have been working diligently to lead the coffee industry with finding better ingredients that deliver a better tasting drink. Currently 91% of Caribou Coffee's handcrafted beverages are made with 100% Clean Label ingredients. The remaining 9% of beverages (those made with chai, sugar-free chocolate syrup, and two toppings) will meet Caribou's Clean Label standard by the end of 2018 to bring its drink menu to 100% Clean Label.

To learn more, visit CaribouCleanDrink.com  for information on Caribou's commitment to Clean Label ingredients including a breakdown of Clean Label ingredients in Caribou's handcrafted beverages.

About Caribou Coffee
Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 263* company-owned stores and 50* Coffee & Bagels stores in partnership with Einstein Bros. Bagels, 142* domestic license locations in 19* states and 268* international franchise stores in 12* countries. Caribou Coffee provides high quality, handcrafted beverages and food options to fuel life's adventures, both big and small. Known for a commitment to sustainability, the Company was the first major U.S. coffeehouse to serve 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees and espresso. Caribou Coffee products can also be found in grocery stores, mass retailers, club stores, foodservice providers, hotels, entertainment venues and online. To learn more about Caribou Coffee, visit CaribouCleanDrink.com.








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Drink Spotlight: Genius Coffee Superfood Smoothie





About Genius

Finding a pure, organic smoothie is tough to locate in the market.  All we saw on the shelf were cold-pressed juices, almond milks, coconut water, and cleansing shots. We envisioned creating a healthy, organic smoothie.  Looking at the shelf from the consumer’s perspective, we wondered “Where are all the filling smoothies?  Where can I find a meal replacement drink that is thicker and more satiating than all the others?


Company: Genius
Brand: Coffee Superfood Smoothie
Origin: US
Category: Smoothie
Packaging: 12 fl oz.
Claims: USDA organic and non-GMO
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator



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Drink Spotlight: Stumptown Sparkling Cold Brew



We’d like to introduce you to the celestial marvel called Sparkling Cold Brew.

These refreshing and tasty pop-tops come in three varieties: Original, Ginger Citrus, and Honey Lemon.

The inspiration for Sparkling Cold Brew, like most ideas we have, was born in the cafe. For the past year, we’ve been mixing up fresh seasonal Cold Brew sodas in our home cafes. We first launched them in our New Orleans cafe last April, the idea emboldened by a city that loves iced coffee and drinking, in general. We started with the summery Endless Summer and bright Duane Sorenson, both refreshing versions of our favorite cold coffee cocktails.

As the weather cooled this Fall, we happily sipped The Salty Henry and The Tonty into the long afternoons. Further encouraged by our love of drinking coffee while rambling around, we canned up this line of portable buzzy bubblers that are ready for you to sip wherever you find yourself.

For the days when you need a lift but maybe aren’t all in for a lightning ride, Sparkling Cold Brew is your co-pilot. These babies contain half the caffeine of our classic Cold Brew coffee with the added lift of bubbles. We figure Sparkling Cold Brew is just the road soda to pack along on your next campout, surf trip or barbecue. Also, quite nice as a hangover helper, incidentally. We’re looking at you, Mardi Gras.





The Original is a nod to classic old world coffee sodas like the Manhattan Special and Brasilena, made with carbonated Cold Brew coffee, natural cane sugar and a touch of lemon.

Ginger Citrus

Inspired by our big love of Ginger Beer around our Portland HQ, the Ginger Citrus doses out a hearty ginger kick-in-the-pants, which sits well with a bit of sugar and citrus to balance it all out.

Honey Lemon

Our Portland neighbors and beekeeper/honey makers Bee Local reminded us how good honey and Cold Brew are together. This one is a nod to our Duane Sorenson soda in the cafe – it’s an Arnold Palmer-type refresher.


Creative Director & Composer: Tim Wenzel

Director of Photography: Jon Humphries











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Coffee Spotlight: Parisi Burundi Gatare Washed




Our latest coffee from Burundi features a creamy mouthfeel with a nicely balanced acidity. Notes of caramel, plum and lime are present throughout. Makes for an excellent pour-over, but could produce an interesting espresso shot.



About the company

It was our Sicilian grandmother, with the help of a moka pot and Italian espresso, who introduced us to the fine art of coffee. She instilled in us a deep sense of “coffee as a tasteful part of daily life.” It was always the pinnacle moment of every social occasion. It was treated with care and selected purposefully to be an ideal complement.

Years later, the growth of the local roasting movement awakened our fond memories of handcrafted coffee. We were inspired to pair our love of coffee with our long-standing passion for producing fine foods. It had always been our belief coffee played as important a role in the dining experience as it does in supporting the social conventions of our world. Read More



Company: Parisi Artisan Coffee
Brand: Parisi Artisan Coffee
Origin: USA
Category: Coffee
Packaging: 12 ounce
Claims: Artfully roasted, hand-selected, 100% Arabica bean coffees.
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $17.70
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Retailers





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