Food holidays to celebrate in September

As back-to-school approaches and summer weather comes to an end, you want to keep customers engaged and interested in your menu – and returning to your restaurant this September. Celebrating food holidays gives you the perfect opportunity to reinterest your existing guests while attracting new attention to your menu. September’s food holidays make it easy […]

The craft revolution helped develop the market for specialty coffee

By Pierre-Yann Dolbec The craft revolution is everywhere: Craft beers, specialty coffee, handmade soaps and artisanal ice cream. While some may think this is foolish snobbery, others revel in the esthetics of craft experiences. The craft revolution is often seen as a reaction against excessive industrialization or as a way to keep traditions and culture […]

North America to lead ready-to-drink coffee market growth

The global ready-to-drink coffee market is set to witness growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3 per cent and is anticipated to reach a valuation of around US$42.3 billion by 10 years from now, according to new research. The report from Future Market Insights notes that while some of this growth can […]

Tea and coffee trends: What today’s consumers want

Aside from water, coffee and tea are the most-consumed beverages in Canada. With the market constantly changing and today’s consumers looking for certain things when selecting a beverage, a new report has assessed ongoing tea and coffee trends across the country. A collaboration between Technomic, Restaurants Canada, the Coffee & Tea Association of Canada, and […]

Lavazza launches cold brew coffee made with sustainably sourced coffee beans

Press Release Lavazza launches new cold brew offering in the U.S., made from ¡TIERRA! Colombia, a unique blend characterized by a sweet and smooth taste and a rich body. The new venture combines Lavazza’s commitment to curating an elevated coffee drinking experience beyond the morning cup, by utilizing a new and sustainable blend. The blending of in-cup […]

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters and Claridge announce strategic partnership

Press Release 49th Parallel Roasters Inc., a leading specialty grade coffee company, announces its strategic partnership with Claridge Inc., the family office of Stephen Bronfman. Thanks to the Claridge investment, 49th will be broadening its product portfolio, expanding its footprint, and extending its reach to new distribution channels and markets. Founded in 2004 in Vancouver, 49th engages in direct trade sourcing, […]

Nespresso Canada announces sponsorship of Toronto International Film Festival

Press Release Nespresso Canada is proud to announce it is now the official coffee sponsor of the Toronto International Film Festival. This partnership builds on the brand’s long-standing support of cinematography and adds to the prestigious list of film festivals Nespresso partners with around the world, including Cannes, BAFTA, TriBeCa, Rencontres du 7ème Art Lausanne, […]

Caffeinated Kindness: Toronto cafés encourage customers to pay it forward

Press Release Happening August 7th at 11 independent cafés across the city, #BuyTOaCoffeeDay has been kick-started by an anonymous benefactor to encourage Torontonians to appreciate small acts of kindness and pay them forward to others in their community. What’s Happening Eleven coffee shops will be giving away a total of 1,100 coffees (or teas) to the first patrons through the […]