All Blog Posts Tagged 'tea' (12)

Coffee & Tea Are Not Cuisine

Yup - that's right. The coffee and tea that is served in USA restaurants and hotels is just that, generic coffee and tea.



Restaurants don't really give a rat's you-know-what about their coffee and tea programs.



Do you agree with that statement?



Does your restaurant spend the least amount possible for the best flavor wholesale coffee or tea from the full-line distributor?



Don't shoot the messenger - the belief that USA restaurants and hotels… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on March 7, 2010 at 7:29pm — 6 Comments


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We Just Bought A Horse (an amazing wild mustang}

Greetings all,

We have been on a journey for soooo long to find different ways to give back. First step was to feed the hungry every day for almost 2 years, we only stopped because the local goverment said we could not do it unless we were a part of a church group already feeding the hungry. Second step was to aquire land to set up an urban youth sancuary and rescue animals and grow n organic farm, well we now have the land and we now have our first horse.

We want the youth to know… Continue

Added by Miftah on February 1, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

American Barista & Coffee School Tour

Yesterday I visited Matt Milletto at the American Barista and Coffee School in Portland Oregon. What a great facility! And Matt certainly knows how to brew a single shot ;)





Matt shared their plans for a new Roasting School and coffee shop in SE Portland. I have to tell you, it's going to be a neat spot. We spent some time checking out the coffee roaster they've brought over from… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on January 15, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Hi, I'm Jeff and I'm a coffee and tea addict...

Originally posted on the new blog Leaf & Berry.



As a former Exec Chef 9X across the USA, it's my professional belief that the restaurant industry has much to learn from - and teach to - the specialty coffee/tea segment. From time to time I'll cross-post here in FohBoh the adventures of my deep-immersion knowledge-build in the world of specialty coffee and tea.




I’ve been drinking coffee and tea all… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on January 6, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Coffee: Do Your Servers Know Latte Art?

Do you train and encourage your servers to do Latte Art?



This past month we entered a relationship to strategize and execute the social media for Coffee Fest. If you don't know, Coffee Fest is the oldest, most successful trade show for the specialty coffee and tea industry. They've done 45+ tradeshows across the US and in Asia over the last 17 years; with 100% attendee/exhibitor satisfaction.



As a foodie, former chef and entrepreneur, I believe in speaking… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on December 20, 2009 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Juan Valdez is no friend of mine

I have always been a follower, never the leader, and as much as I would like to be one of the pack lined up in a Starbucks or other coffee emporiums ordering a mocha, double latte, it will never happen. Fair trade, organic, hauled on the back of mule in Columbia means nothing to me – I hate coffee, I hate the smell, and I hate the taste. You say everyone loves coffee, but I beg to differ.



For the complete rant on coffee read the… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on August 9, 2009 at 6:37am — 1 Comment

Trends from Fancy Food Show and video

Here is your opportunity to take a virtual tour on the Summer International Food Show that was held the beginning of this week in New York City. Foods from around the world as well national are spotlighted, sampled and promoted. As an experienced attendee taster, I tend to stick with the savory items, not the sweets.



Watch the video and read the complete story at… Continue

Added by Dara Bunjon on July 3, 2009 at 7:04am — No Comments

Spots for tea

I've never been much of a tea drinker myself, but I came across this item as I randomly thought about how much beverages contribute to a restaurant's success.



Here are five new things I learned about tea:



1.) According to the article, "wholesale tea sales more than tripled to an estimated $6.5 billion" from 1990 to 2006.



2.) If you are… Continue

Added by restaurantdotorg on July 1, 2008 at 11:20am — No Comments

ReMARKable Palate #140: Talking Tea

ReMARKable Palate #140: Talking Tea



Today I speak with Karl Kessab, tea sommelier of London's posh Lanesborough Hotel, which has just won the Tea Guild's award for best Afternoon Tea in London for the 2nd time. Karl teaches us about how to best prepare various… Continue

Added by Chef Mark Tafoya on May 28, 2008 at 12:49pm — No Comments


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Cook the Vote - Part 3

In Part 2, I blogged about how Cuzini, a Sri Lankan restaurant, got out the vote for the Restaurant of the Year award, voted for by the readers of the local newspaper.



Well, I've just heard that Cuzini has won the runner-up spot and was beaten to the top spot by just a handful of votes. Not bad for a restaurant, that just a few months ago, wasn't sure how it should be positioned in the over-crowded UK curry house market place.



Here's the key guerrilla marketing strategy in… Continue

Added by Alan 'Brand' Williamson on March 28, 2008 at 8:52am — 4 Comments

Coffee & Tea Festival NYC

I'm new to FOHBOH, I am the publisher and editor-in-chief of a monthly e-newsletter about coffee and tea. I'm also the show producer of the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC. The show is coming up in April. Happy to offer any of my fellow local FOHBOHers some discount tickets. Just shoot me an email lyndac@starfishjunction.com. There are some great demos/classes/lectures at the event (plus the sampling). www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com. Check out my… Continue

Added by lynda calimano on March 27, 2008 at 1:01pm — 4 Comments

All I want is a cup of tea

Having expertise in your product is expected at a speciatly establishment. If you brag about how great your product is, then serve it with mediocre condiments, there is an immediate disconnect. Add poor customer service and you may never go back. Worse for the establishment, tell other about your experience...

Yesterday, I bypassed Starbucks in Santana Row for the tea place around the corner. A real tea house! I love tea and I was excited to finally try this place.

Well, my…

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Added by Kim on February 17, 2008 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

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