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Thursday, June 22, 2006

JavaVino - Coffe & Winehouse

What exactly is JavaVino? JavaVino breaks down very simply as Java "coffee" and Vino "wine". They're a coffee and wine house, located in the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, GA.; offerring a plethora of coffees and wines from around the world. Their favorites are Latin American, mostly because that's where their background is. JavaVino's house coffee, Selva Negra Estate Coffee, comes from Nicaragua and is produced by the family of one of JavaVino owners. It's incredible, you sincerely get the seed-to-cup experience at JavaVino. The Kuhl Family picks the coffee beans, exports it, imports it, roasts it and brews it right there for you at JavaVino.

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Kiss Gives Name To Coffee Shop

Kiss has made it a little easier for fans to be able to rock 'n' roll all night and party every day.

The 70s band Kiss, you know the guys in the makeup with lead singer Gene Simmons, who claims he has one of the biggest tongues in the world, will be giving their name to a coffee shop in South Carolina, Billboard magazine reports.

The deal was brokered through Signature Networks, the band's exclusive merchandising company.

The Kiss Café is set to open June 27 in Myrtle Beach, with Kiss band mates Paul Stanley and Simmons on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Thursday, June 15, 2006

Coffee & Tea Market Research Reports

For all you industry nuts, here is a link to find the information you need on the Coffee & Tea Industry. This collection of market research reports provides insights into product and market trends, analyses, opportunities, projections, sales, and marketing strategies. Specifics on market share, segmentation, size, and growth in the US and global markets are also featured.

Tons of information and registration is free.

Chocolate & Coffee

Another extremely rising trend is combining the favorite desert with the favorite beverage. As one article begins: "I couldn't take my eyes off the floor. No matter which way the light hit it, it looked delicious - like a giant slab of coconut-flecked chocolate. Had I not been in a place called the Chocolate Cafe, such a distraction might've seemed unusual. Here, however, it was perfectly tasteful."

Besure to also check out cocoa bar in New York. Which has been called "The Perfect Combination" by callalillie

Coffee shop puts together sandwiches worth a stop

I've noticed that alot of coffee shops serve a variety of sandwiches to their customers. It seems to be a rising trend.
Ponder this article.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tea Report Says Industry Is Very 'Hot'

There is an interesting press release that came out today about the rise in the tea industry...

The Specialty Tea Is "Hot" Report has become the single most important specialized business guidebook for the emerging global specialty tea industry. The new 6th edition of the Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report presents detailed analysis of the emerging specialty tea industry including key information such as, strategic value propositions, market catalysts, and other critical factors energizing this ultra-hot market. Report contributor SPINS features category-level sales data for tea types and packaging formats sold through natural foods supermarkets and mass-market distribution channels. Additionally, Mintel contributes important coverage of new beverage and non-beverage consumer tea product introductions. The Specialty Tea Is "Hot" Report was the first tea trade report to identify, analyze and quantify chai, organic, white, functional teas, among many other segments within the specialty tea industry.

Seattle-based Sage Group® International, a self-described "specialty tea think tank" has just released the all-new sixth edition of the Specialty Tea Is "Hot" Report™. Sage Group founder Brian Keating notes the increase in consumer interest in health and wellness creates a broad opportunity for the expanding tea market. "America’s 76 million baby boomers view tea as universally friendly for the entire family. This health-conscious demographic is starting to embrace specialty tea culture through brewed beverages, tea-based skincare products and neighborhood cafes. The billions of consumer dollars available for specialty tea purchases between now and 2010 remains significant." Sage Group was the first market analyst to forecast sales of tea will top $10 billion dollars in 2010.

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