Hot Beverage Equipment: The Why, What, and How
by: Amy Brown
by: Amy Brown
It is important that c-stores implement a specialty beverage program that satisfies today’s consumers
Why pay attention to specialty beverage. According to the 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends report, coffee consumption continues to dominate the beverage landscape; with 62 percent of Americans aged 18 and older drinking a coffee yesterday. In this segment, espresso-based beverages alone grew from 18 per cent to 24 per cent over the past year, which is the largest recorded one-year jump in espresso-based beverages in the history of their tracking.
One segment that is popular with today’s consumer is not only hot specialty beverages, but also iced beverages. Many of today’s machines boast capabilities that enable you to serve customers consistent hot and cold foams, even at high capacities. The industry-leading machines allow for programming foam quality for each beverage offered – from thin to thick.
Through creating a full customer experience in-store, customer outreach, and choosing advanced specialty beverage equipment, c-stores are now becoming a top destination for specialty coffee.
Amy Brown is the marketing manager at Franke Coffee Systems North America. Her experience includes providing insights to convenience store customers on elevating their specialty beverage programs. Visit coffee.franke.com for more information, or contact Amy directly at email@example.com.