So what are people in the real world saying about Twiice edible cups. These cups merge the idea of removing the plastic waste from your brew and replacing it with a biscotti cookie cup. So you just eat your mug after your morning coffee or tea.
Myriad of comments on social platforms likes the idea of reducing waste especially if it tastes great and complements the food.
But some concerns include training servers to hold the cup at the bottom rather than the side which people mainly eat.
Probably the biggest concern is cost. Six cups in a starter kit are selling for us$23. Even 23 New Zealand dollars remains a tall task. For any mass adoption, one needs to have a better product than the standard and also at a cheaper price. The price point therefore makes the product niche, and that’s ok.
It’s sold across New Zealand and also on the national airline. That’s very cool for the family start up.
In 2015, four family members joined creative forces to produce the product and scaled to the company. Jamie and Stephen (son and father), along with wives Simone and Theresa, always had a knack for the artistic and creative projects.
“Call us a family business, or simply a bunch of committed foodies who love getting stuck into a new project together,” they state on their website.
Cafe owner in Toronto decided to make coffee exciting again by serving cotton candy as sugar.
It looks like foam but dissolves. Apparently it’s become a thing at this cafe called LightCafe. In one drink option, you get the cup with cotton candy then add coffee in a small jar to the cup and watch the candy vanish. Add milk if that’s your thing.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said that sales of cold coffee and teas now account for about half of the company’s beverage sales. Younger customers in particular are buying those drinks throughout the day, he said, not just in the morning, he said.
“We are being very focused on the things that we know matter the most,” Mr. Johnson said in an interview.
Hotter temperatures are reducing the belt for quality coffee in the tropics but it’s also allowing traditionally colder zones to start growing the crop that they love to drink. Growing experiments are now firmly established in places such as Sicily in Italy, California in USA and Saudi Arabia, reports the WSJ.
NYC Coffee Startup hired a philosopher to teach its white male macho workforce about expanding their values. They avoided the cliche HR gender relations but came to the same result , acording to this WSJ article.
Deaf Can! the not for profit coffee enterprise that trains deaf students in the art of coffee got the most exposure at the Jamaica Coffee Festival even above global brands Starbucks.Why– for a few reasons.First, patrons were not seeking out Seattle roasted coffee (or re-imported Jamaica coffee). So Starbucks prominent stall was largely empty. Largely ignored.Second, Deaf Can! assisted three companies which led the company to have three cobranded booths at a coffee festival. That resulted in them having arguably the largest floor space. Third , they offered a zany cold brew coffee made from peaberries. It represented one of the most innovative core coffee drinks on display.DeafCan is currently seeking to raise about $7.5 million from the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange to properly finance their coffee farm in Mandeville. Why not check out their business model here .Over 15 Jamaica coffee brands are represnted at the festival. Notable absent brands are Jablum and Wallenford. There was a cobranded Cannonball and Jablum stall but no marketing beyond a small Jablum banner.Love Jamaica Coffee but can’t be at the festival consider these coffees .
Some coffee companies in the island are innovating. They want to expand the definition of great coffee to include a more fruity taste profile instead of preponderance of chocolate tones. No one will go on the record but expect options that are bursting with fruit to hit shelves within the medium term.
Good news, finally coffee prices are starting to fall. Consumers of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee will see a 10% reduction in the price going forward. Of course there is one proviso: That weather conditions will remain. Specifically the absence of hurricanes, and there’s one looming in the Caribbean Basin as I text. It seems hard to believe that right now it’s a buyer’s market when just a year-and-a-half ago farmers could get as high as J$13,000 a box of coffee. Now farmers are being offered $6,000 a box. Naturally most farmers do not want to sell but they’re caught in a dilemma because if they don’t sell now the ripe red coffee cherries will rot and die. There’s only one processor that is buying now and that’s Mavis Bank coffee. As a result Farmers have been protesting. They do not want to sell their beans for half its worth.
Buy now before end of September, and get a 10% discount as Paypal partial refund.