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 »

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

Due to current coffee market conditions, Green Mountain temporarily suspends 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 on all of these coffees,… 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 »