Summertime Flavors for Chai, Lattes and Cocktails

Chai, lattes, and cocktails can all be perfectly seasonal in the summer when made with ice, fresh ingredients, and lighter flavors that transform them into refreshing treats perfect for warm weather.

Lavender Chai

  1. In a 16 oz glass with ice, combine all ingredients and stir well.
  2. Garnish with dried lavender if desired.
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Topics: Coffee & Espresso, Recipes, Teas & Chai, Cocktails & Mocktails, Cold Brew & Iced Coffee, Flavored Lattes, Iced Drinks

Easy Iced Drinks — From Coffee to Elderflower

Iced drinks are a powerhouse for coffee shops, offering a refreshing and flexible coffee experience as well as fruity options. And when the heat is on, iced drinks are a sure bet for pulling in more customers. Plus, a diverse lineup of iced drinks broadens your shop's appeal to a spectrum of patrons.

Try these recipes from Lotus, Monin and Routin — or experiment with the ingredient ratios below to create your own signature drinks.

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

Cold Brew Iced Tea - Make Your Own

As the days grow warmer, we're excited to share with you the perfect way to stay refreshed: cold brewed iced tea with our premium Rishi Loose Leaf Teas. To create with ease, we're recommending the Toddy brewing system, a simple and effective tool. 

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Topics: Teas & Chai, Iced Tea & Lemonade, Iced Drinks

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

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

Iced Tea—Easy, Refreshing and Profitable!

As the weather warms, we see a huge increase in the number of cold beverages that cafes are selling. One of these beverages, iced tea, is often overlooked.

Iced tea is both easy to make and extremely profitable.

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Topics: Marketing, Recipes, Teas & Chai, Iced Drinks