Valentine's Day Drink Recipes

Help your customers enjoy a special treat this Valentine's Day—or share one with someone special! We have sweet recipe ideas, no matter how you celebrate.

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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes, Teas & Chai, Cold Brew & Iced Coffee, Fruit Smoothies

Spice Up Your Coffee

Try these recipes that add a little spice and a warming, flavorful effect to your usual hot or iced coffee drinks. Your customers will love them! 

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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes, Cold Brew & Iced Coffee

Coffee and Tea Suppliers That Give Back

More than ever, consumers vote with their dollar—buying from businesses that support sustainability, fair labor practices, and environmental stewardship. This is particularly true for Millennials and Gen Zers, i.e. 20- and 30-somethings who enjoy hot and iced drinks very much, thank you. 

Highlighted here are some of our coffee and tea partners that have made social and environmental responsibility part of their business models.  


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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Teas & Chai, Alternative Milks

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, Cold Brew & Iced Coffee, Iced Drinks

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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Topics: Coffee & Espresso

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, Teas & Chai, Blended Drinks, Iced 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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Topics: Coffee & Espresso