Green Mountain Suspends Fair Trade Organic

Due to current coffee market conditions, Green Mountain has announced that it is temporarily suspending 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… 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 »

Learn More About Peet’s Coffee

Presenting the newest section on our website — Peet’s coffee!     The Full Product List page details each of the Peet’s coffee blends that we carry, and their pack sizes (2.5 ounce frac, 1 lb ground, and/or 1 lb whole bean). The Sustainability page explains Peet’s commitment to sustainability. Read about how Peet’s sources… Read more »

Per Capita Coffee Consumption

An interesting chart showing global coffee consumption:   Source: www.chartsbin.com/view/581

Alterra Costa Rica Replaces Flavia

We’d like to officially introduce Alterra Costa Rica for the Flavia single-cup brew system! We have now sold out of the old Flavia Costa Rica, which has been discontinued by Mars Drinks. Alterra Costa Rica (Buy Now: code ALTCR) is the direct replacement. Alterra Costa Rica is one of three coffees in the “Light and… Read more »

Coffee Market Now Up Over 100% YTD

Raw arabica coffee bean prices have now more than doubled in the past twelve months. When we posted a blog item on the coffee market back in October, coffee prices were up 44.2% year-to-date. In November, we reported that the market was up 58.4%. In January, coffee prices seemed to be peaking, up 67.6%. But… Read more »

Is My Flavia Coffee Machine Kosher? Yes!

As per this Kosher Certificate, all Flavia single-cup brewers — including the C400, C200, S350, and SB100 — are kosher. Likewise, all of the Alterra coffee and Bright Tea filterpacks are kosher certified. However, it is important to note that the “indulgence” drinks — Dove Hot Chocolate, Cappuccino Swirl, and Milky Way Swirl — are… Read more »

Alterra French Roast Decaf Replaces Flavia

We’d like to officially introduce Alterra French Roast Decaf for the Flavia single-cup brew system! We have sold out of the old Flavia French Roast Decaf, which has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Alterra French Roast Decaf (Buy Now: code ALTFRD) is the direct replacement. French Roast Decaf is one of Alterra’s two decaf coffees… Read more »

Get Energized For Legaltech NYC!

Check us out at Legaltech! There are still two days left to this huge trade show at the New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, New York.     Coffee Distributing Corp. is the main coffee sponsor at this event, with a prominent booth. You can’t miss us! Stop by for a… Read more »

Our New Green Mountain Coffee Webpages

The latest “Partner Brand” featured on our website is Green Mountain Coffee Roasters!     This brand new section includes several webpages chock full of company and product information: Fair Trade Coffee Explained About Green Mountain / Company History Keurig Brewers / K-Cup Office Coffee Convenience Store Program (Wholesale) Product List & Descriptions: Green Mountain… Read more »

Brewing A Beautifully-Layered Flavia Cappuccino [VIDEO]

We used a C400 Titanium and a clear mug to demonstrate how quick and easy it is to brew a delicious, layered cappuccino using your Flavia single-cup brewer.     Choose the Cappuccino option on the LCD screen, and first insert a Cappuccino Swirl packet. Then when prompted, insert an Espresso Roast (or any other… Read more »

Flavia Customers: We Recommend Split Drawers

A typical Mars Drinks merchandiser has 18 drawers. However, there are 18 Alterra coffees, 9 Bright Teas, and 3 indulgent drink offerings to choose from — a total of up to 30 options. Are you forced to limit yourself to just 18 selections? Of course not! In fact, you could easily offer all 30 drinks,… Read more »

Check Us Out At Tanger Mall In Riverhead!

Sales Representative Bob Lewent snapped these photos at the opening of one of our newest customers, Grand Cafe Express at Tanger Mall in Riverhead, Long Island. Most of our customers are offices, but this is an example of a “wholesale” location — a coffee and snack bar that brews coffee for re-sale.     Nearly… Read more »