Fuel Surcharge Now $2.25 Per Invoice

Gas prices remain in the news, and the news isn’t great. As per our fuel surcharge policy of following fluctuations in our price at the pump, our per-invoice fuel surcharge is now $2.25.     As soon as the price of fuel comes back down, so will our surcharge. As of 4/18/11, PADD data for… Read more »

Mars Drink Of The Month: Raspberry Over Ice!

For the start of Spring, Mars Drinks is promoting Raspberry Herbal as its featured drink of the month. Brew it over ice for a special treat! Raspberry Herbal is one of ten tea options for your Flavia single-cup brewer.     Don’t yet have a Flavia brewer in your office? Ask us about a free… Read more »

Two New Green Teas Replace Flavia Japanese Green

We have now sold out of Flavia Japanese Green tea. Only four of the original Flavia drinks remain in stock — the rest have been completely replaced by the new Alterra coffees and Bright Teas. The Bright Tea company offers three new Green Teas. Select Green Tea (code: BTGT) is the recommended replacement for Flavia… Read more »

How To Read Kellogg’s Expiration Date Codes

How do you interpret the expiration code on your Kellogg’s brand product? The key is to understand that the expiration date is presented in “MMDDY” format — the first two digits represent the month, the next two digits are the day of the month, and the final digit is the year.     Popular Kellogg’s… Read more »

5 Gallon Bottled Water With No-Spill Caps [VIDEO]

We don’t just provide coffee, snacks, and soda. Bottled water is a huge part of our business. We provide and service 5 gallon water coolers, and deliver over a thousand bottles of our premium Belle Montagne water each day.     Each 5 gallon bottle we deliver comes equipped with a no-spill cap. You never… Read more »

March 2011 Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Padmini and Georgiann, CDC’s March 2011 Employees of the Month!     Padmini is an Office Support Administrator and in her sixth year with Coffee Distributing Corp. Georgiann, our Bookkeeper, has been with us for two and a half years. Both Padmini and Georgiann put in a busy month of March, assisting our… Read more »

Our Most Popular CDC Deal: 16.9 oz Poland Spring!

One of our top selling products is Poland Spring 16.9 ounce water, packed 24 per case.     Because we move such a high volume through our warehouse, occasionally a small percentage of cases break open. We repack these bottles into new cases of 24 (in CDC boxes instead of the original Poland Spring packaging)… Read more »

Green Mountain Spring Seasonal Coffees Are Here!

Spring has arrived! March 21st through June 3rd is Green Mountain’s Spring season. This year, two seasonal coffees — Spring Revival Blend and Island Coconut — are back by popular demand! Both are now in stock.     Spring Revival Blend is available in 50/2.2 ounce frac packs (code: X94). Spring Revival® Blend offers sweet… Read more »

Happy Opening Day! Play Ball!

In honor of Opening Day (my favorite day of the year, by far) here’s a peek inside the CDC time capsule at the 2005 Coffee Distributing Corp. softball team!     We can proudly report that most of the staff members pictured above are still working at CDC, nearly six years later. Play ball! For… Read more »

Lavazza Coffee Kosher? Yes! (Espresso Point & Blue, Too)

Lavazza coffee IS kosher, whether you buy it ground, whole bean, or in single serve cartridges. Both Lavazza Blue and Lavazza Espresso Point cartridges are kosher.     Lavazza Espresso Point kosher certificate Lavazza Blue kosher certificate Lavazza ground coffee and whole bean coffee kosher certificate     Check out out equipment pages to learn… Read more »

K-Cups: Switch To Wolfgang Puck, Save $1/Case!

Green Mountain’s suspension of its Fair Trade Organic line is starting to affect us. As of March 29th, we have officially sold out of Green Mountain Fair Trade Colombian K-Cups, our #3 selling K-Cup (behind Dark Magic and French Roast, if you’re curious). Green Mountain has halted production of Colombian K-Cups until May.    … Read more »

What Happened To Kona Coffee?

As we previously wrote last week, Green Mountain has discontinued production of its Kona coffees. At CDC, we have just sold out of our last remaining supply of Green Mountain Kona Blend K-Cups.     While coffee prices in general have been skyrocketing — up over 100% year-to-date — Kona coffee has been particularly hard… Read more »

Java Prices Jump [VIDEO]

Here’s a quick piece from NBC examining the recent surge in coffee prices, which is affecting retailers.

We Love Sunny Days!

Check out the difference in energy generated by our roof’s solar panels March 20th versus March 21st. As if we needed another reason to be excited for those sunny summer days that are right around the corner! We can’t wait to see how much clean solar energy our new solar panels can produce during peak… Read more »

What Is Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee?

The Rainforest Alliance is a non-profit organization (much like the well-known Fair Trade organization), that works with coffee farmers and other agricultural producers to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainability.     The Rainforest Alliance works directly with farmers to teach and encourage good land-use practices. Specifically, the Alliance requires the maintenance or restoration of a… Read more »