Alterra Barista’s Blend Replacing Flavia Intense Dark Roast

We are officially sold out of Flavia Intense Dark Roast, and it is no longer being manufactured, anywhere. But the news is not all bad! Alterra Barista’s Blend is the suggested replacement for Flavia Intense Dark Roast lovers. This is the first product transition in our Flavia-to-Alterra conversion process, but over the coming weeks, we… Read more »

Alterra Coffee And Bright Tea Are In Stock

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!    

Alterra Packets With Higher Coffee Content

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 »

The Coffee Market Is Still Percolating

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 »

November 8th Is Alterra Coffee Launch Day!

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 »

Last Call For Pumpkin Spice!

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 »

Dilbert Explains How CDC Saves Your Company Money

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:    

Exciting News For Fans Of Fair Trade Coffee

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 »

What Is Alterra Coffee?

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 »

More On Coffee Prices

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 »

What’s Up With Coffee Prices?

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 »