At our last senior managers’ meeting, Juan from our operations crew was selected as Coffee Distributing Corp.’s October 2010 Employee of the Month! Juan has a special role at CDC as an assistant to our Vice President of Operations. His duties include making emergency deliveries and helping to set up our booth at… Read more »
We still have Flavia in stock for a couple of weeks, but the new Alterra coffees and Bright Teas are ready to go as well! Our staff is already enjoying the new drinks around the office!
The following Alterra coffee packets have higher gram throws than their Flavia predecessors: Costa Rican (7.0 grams vs. 6.5 grams) Ethiopia (9.0 grams vs. 7.0 grams) French Roast (9.0 grams vs. 7.0 grams) Kenya (8.0 grams vs. 7.0 grams) Also note: Flavia Italian Roast (7.0 grams) has been discontinued. Its recommended replacements, Foundry Blend (9.0… Read more »
It seems like only yesterday when we put up our What’s Up With Coffee Prices? post, examining the 44% rise in coffee commodity prices since the Summer. Well since then, not even one month later, the coffee market has risen another 10%+. Bloomberg BusinessWeek has more: Coffee Rises to 13-Year High on Vietnam Crop; Sugar,… Read more »
Over on our YouTube channel, CDC Sales Manager Rodney Turner explains our upcoming visit to each Flavia customer to prepare your Flavia merchandiser for the new Alterra Coffee and Bright Tea products. We will still be shipping Flavia coffee and tea for a month or so, but after that, they will be discontinued and replaced… Read more »
Bob Lewent is one of Coffee Distributing Corp’s top sales representatives, with several hundred accounts. He covers a territory that includes all five boroughs of New York City and across Long Island — including Melville, Mineola, Port Washington, Syosset, Valley Stream, and beyond. In the past year, he has been featured several times in Jamie… Read more »
Pumpkin Spice — sold in both K-Cups and 2.2 ounce frac packs of ground coffee — is by far our top-selling Green Mountain seasonal coffee. But the Fall season is coming to a close, meaning you only have about one week left to stock up on both Pumpkin Spice and Autumn Harvest Blend, before they… Read more »
New Yorkers are always competing to come up with new and creative Halloween costumes. One of CDC’s most devoted fans, Tom from Yonkers, NY, took home second prize at his Halloween party with this outfit: See more on CDC’s Flickr page.
In an actual Dilbert comic strip (3/22/2009), Dilbert’s sidekick Wally explains the value of the Office Coffee Service (OCS) industry as well as any of us ever could:
Green Mountain continues to expand its line of Fair Trade coffees, with the news that two of its most popular blends — Our Blend and Vermont Country Blend — will now be Fair Trade Certified. Our Blend and Vermont Country Blend are two of our top K-Cup sellers, so this is a significant announcement. We… Read more »
Last Friday, the Mars Drinks team visited CDC (see photos) to unveil some exciting changes to their product lineup. Beginning November 8th, Mars Drinks will offer branded products for use with their Flavia brewers. Flavia coffee and tea packets will be replaced with new product lines from Alterra Coffee Roasters and The Bright Tea Company…. Read more »
Our website now features Google Custom Search! At the top of any (non-blog) webpage on www.cdccoffee.com, you will now notice a search box. Enter a word or phrase and hit the “search” button to display all of the webpages and PDF’s on our domain that contain your search term. This feature has the same functionality,… Read more »
As a follow-up to my father’s earlier post on the state of the coffee market, I found this fascinating chart on CNN.com’s commodities page: We are all familiar with the oil market, which directly affects how much it costs to fill our gas tanks, and indirectly affects the cost of just about everything else in… Read more »
The laws of supply and demand deem that when a commodity (such as raw coffee beans) is in short supply, its price will rise. With much smaller than usual harvests in Colombia for two years in a row, the supply of high quality coffees has been in short supply and we have seen big increase… Read more »
These new sweatshirts, hoodies, and beanies are currently in production, just in time for the cooler weather (and prime coffee-drinking season!) headed our way here in New York and New Jersey. Come November, look for your favorite route driver and service technician to be sporting these snazzy new outfits. Compliments are always welcome!… Read more »