Alterra House Blend Replaces Flavia House Blend

We have now sold out of Flavia House Blend. We only have three of the original Flavia drinks remaining: Decaf Hazelnut, Decaf House Blend, and Raspberry Spark! Alterra House Blend (code: ALTHB) is the replacement for Flavia House Blend. It is one of Alterra’s “Light and Smooth” category coffees, along with Morning Roast and Costa… Read more »

6 Advantages Of Keurig’s K-Cups

Single-cup coffee systems have tremendous advantages — they allow each user to brew a fresh cup of coffee, in under a minute, to their specific tastes (light roast, dark roast, flavored, or decaf), with no leftover waste or pot to clean. Of all of the single-cup systems available for the office, here are 6 reasons… Read more »

What Is Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee? [VIDEO]

This short video, produced to coincide with Earth Day 2011, explains the Rainforest Alliance, and Rainforest Alliance certified coffee farms:   Many of the Alterra coffees for your Flavia brewer are Rainforest Alliance certified. Learn more on our Flavia sustainability page. Video source: The Rainforest Alliance’s Vimeo page

Coming Soon: Alterra Pumpkin Spice For Flavia!

You heard it here first! Mars Drinks has announced its first ever seasonal coffee for the single-cup Flavia brew system: Alterra Pumpkin Spice!     Pumpkin Spice filterpacks will be available this Fall, on a limited basis. We expect this to be a very popular new drink! It will be a medium roast, flavored coffee,… Read more »

CDC’s Green Mountain Program At Gulf Express

This new Coffee Distributing Corp. customer is a great example of how our wholesale consulting experts can help re-sale locations promote their coffee sales! In addition to providing a Bunn glass pot brewer, Newco airpot brewer, Quik Tea, and a variety of great Green Mountain coffees, we set up a wide range of Green Mountain… Read more »

Katie Couric And CBS Evening News On Coffee [VIDEO]

Bill Whitaker explained soaring coffee prices on last night’s CBS Evening News with Katie Couric [VIDEO]: Price of coffee heats up     All coffee beans are up in price — way up, actually — across the board. In 2000, popular Colombian mild cost $1.03 per pound. Over the next 10 years the price rose… Read more »

Is Keurig K-Cup Coffee Kosher? Yes!

We’ve received a brand new certificate from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, certifying that their coffees are kosher, under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union. Yes, K-Cups are Kosher — this certificate covers all of the GMCR brands — including Coffee People, Diedrich, Gloria Jean’s, Newman’s Own, Timothy’s, and Tully’s.    … Read more »

How Do Keurig’s K-Cups Work?

Keurig Brewers along with K-Cup coffees and teas have soared in popularity, both at home and in the office. But what is a K-Cup and how does it work? Your Keurig machine brews a hot cup of coffee in well under a minute, but it is NOT “instant coffee.” The K-Cup itself is a sealed… Read more »

Why Are Coffee Prices Going Up And Up?

Every time we think that the market price for raw coffee beans has peaked, it soars even higher. Prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange crossed the $3 per pound mark Wednesday, before settling slightly lower. In the past 12 months, the cost of unroasted coffee beans is up over 125% — meaning it has… 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 »

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.

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 »