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 »

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 »