Fuel Surcharge Now $2.00 Per Invoice

Gas and diesel prices continue to rise. Reflecting our fuel surcharge policy of mimicking fluctuations in our price at the pump, our per-invoice fuel surcharge is now $2.00.     As soon as the price of fuel comes back down, so will our surcharge. As of 3/14/11, PADD data for the New England Region pegs… Read more »

How To Read Mars Candy Expiration Codes

As a follow-up to our post explaining how to read expiration dates off of Nestle candy packaging, here is some information about Mars’ dating system. This information will be useful both to our vending customers — who purchase candy bars individually from our snack machines — and to our regular office customers, to whom we… Read more »

February 2011 Employee Of The Month

Congratulations to Mary, CDC’s February 2011 Employee of the Month!   Mary has now worked with us at CDC for nearly nine years. As an Accounts Receivable Clerk, she has recently been doing the work of two people, covering for a shorthanded department. All the while, she has maintained her trademark great attitude, proving once… Read more »

Green Mountain Suspends Fair Trade Organic

Due to current coffee market conditions, Green Mountain has announced that it is temporarily suspending production of a few of its popular coffee lines — mostly Fair Trade Organic coffees. Production will resume in Mid-May when Green Mountain is able to replenish its supply of green coffee beans. We are not yet out of stock… Read more »

Where Can I Find Flavia Decaf Hazelnut?

You may have heard that Mars Drinks has made the decision to discontinue Flavia Decaf Hazelnut, with no direct Alterra replacement. But fear not. At Coffee Distributing Corp., we can confidently say that we will have Decaf Hazelnut in stock as long as — and probably longer than — anyone else. We should have stock… Read more »

New York Times On The Colombian Coffee Shortage

New York Times page B1, 3/10/11: Heat Damages Colombia Coffee, Raising Prices The shortage of high-end Arabica coffee beans is also being felt in New York supermarkets and Paris cafes, as customers blink at escalating prices. Purveyors fear that the Arabica coffee supply from Colombia may never rebound — that the world might, in effect,… Read more »

Starbucks Coffee In A Keurig K-Cup?

After months of rumors, a deal was struck last night between Starbucks and Green Mountain.     Reports are that come the fall, Starbucks plans to start introducing its coffee in K-Cups. At CDC, we are always checking out new products and bringing them to the New York – New Jersey market when we think… Read more »

In-Room Hotel K-Cups From Coffee Distributing Corp.

In addition to our office coffee business, we service a number of different markets. Among them the hotel industry! The Keurig B130 is the perfect in-room hotel brewer.     One of our satisfied customers is The Inn At Fox Hollow, which has been offering K-Cup coffee to its guests, with CDC’s help, for nearly… Read more »

Fuel Surcharge Now $1.75 Per Invoice

Thanks to recent events in the Middle East, gas and diesel prices have been on the rise. Our fuel surcharge policy ties our per-invoice surcharge to our price of fuel.   As a result, effective immediately the fuel surcharge is now $1.75 per invoice. The good news is that as soon as gas prices come… Read more »

Learn More About Peet’s Coffee

Presenting the newest section on our website — Peet’s coffee!     The Full Product List page details each of the Peet’s coffee blends that we carry, and their pack sizes (2.5 ounce frac, 1 lb ground, and/or 1 lb whole bean). The Sustainability page explains Peet’s commitment to sustainability. Read about how Peet’s sources… Read more »

How To Read Nestle Candy Expiration Codes

Since we sell candy via our snack vending machines and also by the full box or case, we often get questioned on how to read the expiration codes. For example, Nestle’s candy products don’t include a clear expiration date, but rather an expiration code which needs to be deciphered.     Luckily, the expiration date… Read more »

Bright Tea Peppermint Replaces Flavia

Introducing Bright Tea Peppermint Herbal for your Flavia single-cup brewer! We’ve just sold out of the old Flavia Peppermint, which has been discontinued by the manufacturer and replaced with the new Bright Tea Peppermint Herbal (Buy Now: code BTPEP). Note that while Peppermint Herbal is not technically “decaf” it is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea…. Read more »

Per Capita Coffee Consumption

An interesting chart showing global coffee consumption:   Source: www.chartsbin.com/view/581

Alterra Costa Rica Replaces Flavia

We’d like to officially introduce Alterra Costa Rica for the Flavia single-cup brew system! We have now sold out of the old Flavia Costa Rica, which has been discontinued by Mars Drinks. Alterra Costa Rica (Buy Now: code ALTCR) is the direct replacement. Alterra Costa Rica is one of three coffees in the “Light and… Read more »

Discontinued Gloria Jean’s K-Cups

A number of Gloria Jean’s K-Cups have been discontinued by the manufacturer. The good news is, there are so many offerings from Green Mountain, Celestial Seasonings, Timothy’s, Diedrich, Twinings, and Wolfgang Puck that you are sure to find a suitable replacement!     Pomegranate Berry Fusion Tea, Mango Tea, and Black Gold Extra Bold are… Read more »