Recall: Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats And Assorted

As of October 8th, 2012 we have received notification from the manufacturer that two products we carry are subject to limited recall. The items affected are Kellogg’s Bite-Sized Frosted Mini Wheats Self-Serve Bowls 96/1 oz (code: KELFMW) and Kellogg’s Favorite Assorted Bowl Packs 96/cs (code: KELLBOWL).     The recall is limited to product with… Read more »

Choose Your Office Coffee Brewer Wisely

Browsing yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, we spotted an excellent piece of evidence in favor of choosing the Flavia beverage system as your workplace coffee solution — especially if single-cup coffee is what you are looking for: For Appliance Makers, Less Is More According to the article, despite the slow economy, home coffee brewer sales continue… Read more »

Estate Select Coffee From NYC’s Greenest Roaster

We would like to congratulate our roaster, Eldorado Coffee Roasters, on the news of their 240.24 kilowatt solar array. Over the course of the year, Eldorado will generate enough clean solar energy to offset 100% of their electricity needs. We proudly join them in proclaiming Eldorado to be “the only green coffee roaster in New… Read more »

Flavia Fortune Best Places To Work

Congratulations to our friends at Mars Drinks the parent of Flavia on Fortune Best Places To Work. Flavia single-cup brewers, Alterra Coffee, and Bright Tea — has an ad touting the integral role its products play in making for a great workplace. We agree, and so do many of the top companies featured in Fortune’s… 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 »

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 »

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.

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 »

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 »

Commodities, Including Coffee, Remain High

Here’s another look at coffee prices, which seem to be going nowhere but up lately. As shown in the below chart, raw coffee prices are up by over 67% in the past 12 months, with much of the increase coming in the last 6 months or so.     If the market doesn’t turn soon,… Read more »

Still Waiting For The Coffee Market To Turn

  Wall Street Journal 12/17/10: Tight Supplies Jolt Coffee, Sugar Prices To Late Week Highs BusinessWeek 12/17/10: Coffee Surges to 13-Year High on Supply Concern, Fund Buying NY Daily News 12/16/10: Coffee getting more expensive; Kraft hikes prices on popular brands

Citymeals On Wheels And CDC In Newsday

New York Newsday 11/22/10, page A25: Holiday Gifting? Thoughtfulness Pays For more than a decade, Coffee Distributing Corp. in Garden City Park has been purchasing cards on behalf of clients through Citymeals-on-Wheels ( Each card represents one meal to a senior in need. The company will purchase 1,500 cards this year, in addition to sending… 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 »