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Coffee Spotlight: Modern Times Guatemala Jacaltenango



These deliciously smooth beans hail from the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala in a valley surrounded by the beautiful Sierra Madre mountains. The location is not only ridiculously picturesque, but is also a prime location for growing the tastiest of tasty coffee beans.

The Jacaltenango beans are somewhat of a rarity in the region, presenting with flavors of both chocolate and deliciously juicy red and dark fruits. As the coffee cools, you'll notice the deep red and dark fruit flavors shine through, finishing with a lingering flavor of expensive dark chocolate. The rich and silky mouthfeel this coffee provides mirrors the chocolate on the palate.



About the company

The brewery was founded by the guy writing this (Jacob McKean), a beer geek, former Stone Brewing Co. employee and long-time homebrewer, along with crack team of consultants consisting of illustrious graphic designers, vicious attorneys, a slightly unhinged kombucha-obsessed real estate agent, one faraway brewing prodigy, a pricey architect, a gregarious general contractor, and (a bit later in the process) three outstanding brewers.

Today, we're distributed throughout Southern California and have a fully awesome tasting room at our brewery. You should totally come check it out.

We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th 2013; and we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.



Company: Modern Times
Brand:  Guatemala Jacaltenango
Slogan:  Modern Times
Origin: US
Category:  Coffee
Packaging: 12 oz.
Claims: Combines flavors of chocolate and juicy red/dark fruit.
Variants: View product range here
Price:  $16.00
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website: http://www.moderntimesmerch.com/



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Drink Spotlight: Prospectors Cold Brew



Welcome! We are a Grand Rapids based coffee company serving only the best organic fair trade Cold Brewed Coffees and coffee concentrates for the true coffee lover’s discerning taste.





Original - Like your standard iced coffee but so much better. Simply the best. No sugars, no calories, yet surprisingly sweet and refreshing.

Extra Strength - Would you like to add a shot of espresso to that? If you need an extra Kick to your day then this is what you're looking for.

Almond Milk - The same strength as the original but with a splash of non-gmo almond milk to add a delightful nutty flavor without any extra calories.




Pumpkin Spice

Thoughout the year, we at Prospectors Cold Brew Coffee will be introducing a unique seasonal flavor to our standard line up. This winter season we are serving up Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee.

This is great right out of the bottle or warmed up (try it with a little rum for a very pleasant evening).



About the company

Coffee is supposed to be simple. This truth led two grade-school friends to create a simple and healthy beverage for the true coffee lover’s discerning taste.

Through Prospectors proprietary cold brew process, organic Fair Trade beans and fresh mint are steeped in filtered water for 16 hours, exciting the bean's natural flavor while eliminating acidity and bitterness.  The result? A crisp, smooth coffee exuding tones of fruit and chocolate – with a slightly smoky, refreshing finish.

Simple roots and a patient process results in this cup of gold.
Enjoy Prospectors on all your journeys!



Company: Prospectors Cold Brew
Brand:  Prospectors Cold Brew
Slogan:  A Swift Kick
Origin: US
Category:  Coffee
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: Organic, fair trade
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.prospectorscoldbrew.com/



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Energy Spotlight: Rock Star Roasted Caramel Macchiato



Energy + Coffee

Coffee & Milk



About the company

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rock Stars.  Available in over 20 amazing flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music.



Company: Rockstar Energy Drink
Brand:  Roasted Caramel Macchiato
Slogan:  Rockstar Energy Drink
Origin: US
Category: Energy
Packaging: 15 oz.
Claims: Natural flavors
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Worldwide
Website: http://rockstarenergy.com/



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Coffee Spotlight: Clandestino Roasters Yirgacheffe (Ethiopia)



Operation Cherry Red (OCR) is a quality development project, which ensures farmers are paid premiums to produce exceptional coffees by sorting the sweetest ripe red cherries and taking diligent care during drying. Premiums are paid back into the farmer groups by investing in infrastructure to produce better coffee year on year. The cherries of this coffee were picked by small holders of the Gedeo Zone in Yirgacheffe, who each delivered mixed varietals to the Chelba Coffee Mill from their farms, which average 2 acres each. Combined, these small landowners have produced coffee with mind-blowing fruit qualities. Expect ripe stone fruits, sweet berries, strawberries & creamy body. This is a sweet tooths delight!



About the company

We are a third generation cafe/restaurant family and we also fly planes. We have grown up in cafes, drinking espresso with our dad since we were in primary school. Back in those days dad used to add a squeeze of lime to his espresso to add brightness and citrus character reminiscent of the coffee he drank in Papua New Guinea. The story of Clandestino Roasters really started back in the 1970’s when our old man, Perry was a 16 year old Macair pilot flying in and out of remote villages and cliff hanging air strips. The cargo was gold, silver and the elusive arabica coffee bean. It was here that our family’s passion for coffee was ignited.

Over the next forty years Perry continued to crave the quality coffee he was drinking in the highlands and in his pursuit of the perfect cup, his passion was shared with us – Ryan, Jaxon and Adam.

A chance coffee experience in Melbourne in the early 2000’s – it was a Panama Geisha – was an ‘aha’ moment that struck a serious cord with the boys. There were 3 single origins on offer and various different brewing methods were available. They tried each origin in espresso, with milk and brewed in a syphon and pour over. It was inspirational.

From that point, the boys haven’t looked back. “Coffee is a seasonal fruit and every grower has a different product. It is our job as craft roasters to bring out the natural sweetness and intrinsic flavours from each origin and deliver them to our customers in the cup”.



Company: Clandestino Roasters
Brand:  Yirgacheffe (Ethiopia)
Slogan:  Clandestino Roasters
Origin:  Australia
Category:  Coffee
Packaging: 400g
Claims: Hand-picked by holders of the Gedeo Zone in Yirgacheffe
Variants:  View product range here
Price:  $21.00 AUD
Where to Buy:  US, Buy Online
Website: http://www.clandestino.com.au/







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Drink Spotlight: Kobikaya Vitamin Coffee



What is KOBIKAYA, you ask?
The question is not, What. The question is, How?


How does an average person become well-known, widely followed and irresistable? They do it by taking risks. They do it by living like a man who has old money and a young body. They do it by loving like a woman who has no fear and a firm tush! Kobikaya will help you live--help you love, but first you must wake up, my friend! Yes it is time to go, but we must GO SMART!



About the company

They were just like everyone, drinking their daily java, when an article on nutrition informed Kobi & Kaya that coffee robs the body of certain vitamins...and that is when "the lightbulb went on." Some people say the world runs on oil. Perhaps. But would anyone even bother to get out of bed without their morning coffee? Americans alone drink a billion cups of "joe" each day...and Kobi & Kaya were two of those coffee drinkers.

Kobi & Kaya were working at a beauty company. Kaya was a marketing guy with some wild advertising ideas. Kobi was working in shipping with a lot of logistics knowledge and a yearning to do something new. When Kaya mused that things like alcohol and coffee could be made to be good for you, Kobi loved the idea. They thought about infusing vitamins in Alcohol, but promoting spirits as something healty seemed...well...wrong. So on to coffee...but how? "Reinvent coffee?" asked Kobi? "That is no easy task."

Needless to say, it took a lot of time and effort to get a vitamin infused iced coffee to actually taste great and yet, be good for you. A few years later, Kobikaya was born. Kobi & Kaya hope you give Kobikaya a try and welcome your feedback.



Company: Kobikaya
Brand:  Vitamin Coffee
Slogan:  Kobikaya
Origin: US
Category:  Iced Coffee
Packaging: 240ml
Claims: Vitamin infused iced coffee
Variants:  View product range here
Price:  $2.00 each, 12-pack $17.99
Where to Buy:  US, Buy Online
Website: http://www.kobikaya.com/index.html







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Company Spotlight: Venice Cold Brew



What can we say, we like our coffee cold. We believe nothing goes better with the warm sun on your face than a cool, crisp, delicious cold brew on your lips. And so with that thought, we made a plan: To do cold brew, nothing but cold brew, and do it right.
We took the highest quality direct-trade beans and steeped them in natural spring water for twelve long hours, triple filtering the results to bring out the cleanest, smoothest, most refreshing cold-press coffee we could dream up. It’s best enjoyed over ice, or in a frosty bottle, and yes, with a healthy splash of sunshine. After all, we named it after the sunny little city that does chill best, Venice Cold Brew.



Venice Cold Brew Black Coffee

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We’ve taken the highest quality direct-trade beans and steeped them in natural spring water for twelve hours, triple filtering the results to bring out the cleanest, smoothest, most refreshing cold-press coffee we could dream up.



Venice Cold Brew with Almond Milk

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We've taken the highest quality direct-trade beans and steeped they in natural spring water for 12 hours, triple filtering the results before adding local almond milk and pure cane sugar to produce an ultra smooth, uplifting coffee experience.




Company: Venice Cold Brew
Brand: Venice Cold Brew
Origin: USA
Category: cold-press coffee
Packaging: 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Claims: highest quality direct-trade coffee beans
Variants: Cold Brew Black Coffee, Cold Brew with Almond Milk
Price: Black Coffee $4.99 / Coffee + Almondmilk $5.25
Where to Buy: Buy Online Direct on Website
Website: www.venicecoldbrew.com







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Drink Spotlight: Celestial Lattes The Godfather Tea Latte (bottle)


Authentic masala chai made more indulgent with bold espresso and rich coffee. "You got a problem with that?" Ready to drink – just grab a bottle and go.



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About the company

In 1969, a group of passionate young entrepreneurs founded Celestial Seasonings upon the belief that their flavorful, all-natural herbal teas could help people live healthier lives. They harvested fresh herbs from the Rocky Mountains by hand, and then dried, blended and packaged them in hand-sewn muslin bags to be sold at local health food stores. By staying committed to their vision, the founders of Celestial Seasonings turned their cottage industry into an almost overnight success. Today, Celestial Seasonings is one of the largest specialty tea manufacturers in North America. We serve more than 1.6 billion cups of tea every year, and we source more than 100 different ingredients from over 35 countries to create our delicious, all-natural herbal, green, red, white, chai and wellness teas. But most importantly, we're still about people and passion.



Company: Celestial
Brand:  Lattes The Godfather Tea Latte (bottle)
Slogan:  Celestial
Origin:  US
Category:  Coffee
Packaging:  9.5fl oz.
Claims:  Free from artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners and preservatives
Variants:  View product range here
Price:  $3.99 per-pack
Where to Buy:  US, Buy Online
Website: http://www.celestialseasonings.com/



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Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee Newest Varieties – Mexican, Espresso and Chicory cold-brew coffees



Meet Our Newest Family Members!

Be prepared to have your socks knocked off with our new Mexican, Espresso and Chicory cold-brew coffees. These new Chameleon flavors are exclusively sold at Whole Foods Market in most regions of the country. Run don’t walk to check them out!


Mexican: Cold-brew coffee blended with cinnamon, almond and a touch of sweet vanilla for a South-of-the-Border twist on Chameleon’s signature kick. Add milk (or your favorite un-milk) for a delicious instant horchata. Ready-to-Drink

Chicory: Meet Chameleon’s Cajun cousin. It’s the cold-brew coffee you know and love with a dash of spicy chicory. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Ready-to-Drink

Espresso: Our new Espresso is your favorite cold-brew taken up a notch. Rich, bold and über-caffeinated. This guy packs a smooth, delicious punch! Ready-to-Drink



About the company:
Chameleon Cold-Brew is consciously crafted in Austin, Texas. All of our products are made using highly select blends of 100% organic, fair trade certified Arabica coffee beans and filtered Texas Hill Country water. Grab a bottle of Chameleon and discover Coffee, Evolved.™



Company: Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee
Brand: Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee
Origin: USA
Slogan: Coffee, Evolved
Category: Coffee
Packaging: 10 fl oz
Claims: Organic
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Finder
Website: www.chameleoncoldbrew.com








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Supplement Spotlight: Zuccari Super Coffee


Super Coffee® is a food supplement from the Functional Food product line with the goodness and the natural energy of a cup of instant coffee*. It is ideal for supporting the energy metabolism (thanks to the coffee), helping to reduce physical and mental fatigue (thanks to Guarana and Ginseng) and ensuring a tonic and adaptogenic activity



For those who:


  • is extremely busy on an intellectual level and warning dips physical and mental energy
  • exercises with the need to focus hard (high concentration)
  • needs help to counteract the physical and mental stresses and strains of every day
  • suffers from listlessness and lack of concentration


INGREDIENTS: (1 stick-pack/100g/%RDA): Instant coffee 2,25g / 75g • 3nergenius<sup>®</sup> mixture composed of dry plant extract [Guarana (Paullinia cupana HSK) seeds 33%, Ginseng (Panax ginseng CA Meyer) root 33%, Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus Maxim.) Root 33%] * 200mg / 6,7g • buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.) fruit powder 150mg ** / 5g [Vitamin B1 0,17mg / 5,7mg / 15% RDA Vitamin B2 0,21mg / 7mg / 15% RDA Vitamin B3 2 , 4 mg / 80mg / 15% RDA Vitamin B5 0,9mg / 30mg / 15% RDA Vitamin B6 0,21mg / 7mg / 15% RDA Vitamin B9 30mcg / 1mg / 15% RDA Vitamin B12 0,375mcg / 12, 5mcg / 15% RDA] • Anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide • Flavors • thickener: xanthan gum • Sweetener: Sucralose. Total amount of caffeine: 100 mg / 3,3g. The plant extracts are supported on maltodextrin, fructo free of gluten, allergens and GMOs.*The percentages refer to the fresh plant is used. ** Natural source of B vitamins


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About the company

ZUCCARI, was born in Trento in 1993 out of the willingness of Stefano Sala, a long-standing dietary supplement and natural product enthusiast, with his wife Katja Ravagni and his father Giorgio Sala.
Since the birth of  ZUCCARI the market has been populated by highly expert players and ZUCCARI must distinguish itself with innovative and sophisticated products to stand out in such a competitive sector. The company results as a winner thanks to its holistic approach, research, formative quality and dynamic marketing aimed at consumer needs.
Thanks to the breaking of the paradigms of the market, ZUCCARI has accumulated experience year after year until it has become one of the principle leaders in the high quality natural cosmetics sector at a European level.


Company: Zuccari
Brand:  Super Coffee
Slogan:  Linea Functional Food
Origin:  Italy
Category:  Coffee
Packaging:  30pk sachets
Claims:  2,25g of coffee and Vitamin B, contains guarana
Variants:  View product range here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy:  Italy, Store Locator
Website: http://www.zuccari.com/en/


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Coffee Spotlight: Community Coffee Vanilla Crème Brulee Single Serve


A light, crisp taste of sugar layered on top of delicious vanilla bean custard. This sweet and creamy blend has all the flavor of a traditional crème brulee. Made from only the top 10% of the world's coffee beans. Works in all single-serve cup brewers, except Vue® brewers. [12 cups per carton]



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About the company

It all started in the early 1900s, on the north edge of Baton Rouge. With the help of his family, Cap Saurage opened a country store to sell coffee and other groceries to his neighbors. The stage was set for a story that would grow over the next century. It was the story of family serving neighbors.

Because Cap was working alongside his family, and because he was serving his neighbors, he knew his coffee had to be the best-tasting, highest quality coffee possible. By 1919, Cap had discovered a secret blend that was richer, bolder and smoother than any coffee around. He named his popular coffee “Community Coffee” to honor his friends and neighbors. It was a coffee for his community.

Cap had laid the foundation for the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America.

Four generations later, our family is still selecting, roasting and perfecting great-tasting blends for coffee lovers everywhere. From sourcing our beans at coffee farms around the globe, to tasting the finished product at our own kitchen table, it’s all part of our commitment to being the best coffee company in America, every day.



Company: Community Coffee
Brand:  Vanilla Crème Brulee Single Serve
Slogan:  Family Owned
Origin:  US
Category:  Coffee
Packaging:  12 Capsule Cups
Claims:  Light, crisp taste, light roast coffee, delicious vanilla bean custard
Variants:  View product range here
Price:  $8.49
Where to Buy:  US, Store Locator
Website: http://www.communitycoffee.com/

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