Custom Flavored Coffee: Your Choice, The Right Choice

Nothing beats a good specialty coffee. The beautiful thing is that you can create your own! Go ahead; explore; sit back; examine the phenomenon of custom flavored coffee. First, we will explore the creation of those awesome raw coffee beans known as green coffee beans. Green coffee beans are used to create a scrumptious tasting creation of personal choice. What can be said but mmm, mmm, delicious!

In a world filling quickly with choices and customization, a wise decision was creating custom flavored coffee. All the retailer has to offer is a list of syrups and flavorings; add coffee beans; roast. Then you have one delicious, custom-made coffee bean perfect for personal and/or small business use. Of course, people love the chance to have a say in the creation of their beloved coffee. Sitting around and relaxing has taken a whole new meaning.

Most customization of coffee beans is started with the manufacturer. Coffee bean manufacturers start with green coffee beans and ship them directly to the consumer or to the coffee bean retailer. After shipping, the coffee beans are handled with care and precision to insure the high quality of the coffee bean is preserved. Custom flavored coffee beans are only a short step away. The process of creating a custom flavored coffee bean is not as difficult as may seem evident.

The roaster for the custom flavored coffee bean process is usually an inexpensive store bought machine or can be a slightly more expensive commercial brand. Any machine you choose must be fit for your needs and desires. You can get specialized flavorings and additives to add to your roasting coffee beans to suit your tastes and preferences. Of course, preferences is what it is all about. Custom flavored coffee fits every persons lifestyles regardless of personal tastes and style. Why? Because coffee retailers care about you… And your business.

With over $50 billion annually being spent on coffee and coffee related merchandise, coffee retailers want your business. They want your long term loyalty; by providing you with custom flavored coffee beans, they gain your respect and stomach. You know the old saying. The way to win a person’s heart is through their stomach. Don’t like coffee? Never fear! There are many coffee syrups and flavorings that make a great addition to milk, tea, and let’s not forget adding them to baked goods!

Custom flavored coffee is a popular customizable addition to any coffee connoisseurs coffee routine. With the added benefit of your own creation of blends and flavors, your coffee can be named anyway you want it to be named. Who cares if you love that blended coffee.

Coffee Flavor Varieties

There was a time, not that long ago, when a cup of coffee was simply a cup of coffee. The only variety depended on the quality of bean and how much cream and/or sugar each individual chose to add to their cup. However, modern coffee technology has added an almost endless selection of flavors and varieties to the morning wake up drink. With the expansion of coffee house businesses and single cup coffee brewers, the flavor count has risen exponentially. Some of these flavors are pretty common, while some are actually quite unusual or strange. Most every coffee drinker is familiar with flavors such as hazelnut or French Vanilla, but what are some of the strangest and less common flavors that one might stumble across?

Bacon Flavored Coffee – It would seem like a perfect fit. Coffee is the quintessential morning drink and bacon is the quintessential morning food, why shouldn’t they be put together into a single package? Probably because bacon, while a wonderful treat in itself, is not a flavor that is often craved in other items. There is a reason that one will not find bacon flavored yogurt or a bacon flavored sports drink anywhere on the market.

Corn Coffee – Corn is one of the base links in the food chain. Beyond corn on (or off) the cob as a popular side dish, corn syrup and/or corn starch appear in just about every item that can be dug out of the common pantry. In addition, corn is commonly used as feed for most types of livestock, which means that just about every type of meat that was not hunted down in the wild used corn in its production. Taking this into account, shouldn’t corn get a crack at flavoring the coffee bean too?

Roasted Dandelion Root Coffee – Now, call me crazy, but looking at those unwanted weeds out on the lawn, at no time did it occur to me that I should try to strain hot water through their roots and see how it tasted. But, obviously it did occur to somebody, because this drink does exist. However, it should be noted that most recipes for this beverage also include such large quantities of sweeteners and spices that it is a wonder how much of the original taste from the weed still exists.

Acorn Nut Coffee – Hazelnut and walnut related flavors have proven to have widespread success, so it makes sense to extend the reach to the entire nut family as a whole. However, why acorn nut coffee exists but cashew related flavors have yet to be produced is anybody’s guess. The one primary problem with this flavor is that it is not uncommon for squirrels to try to steal the user’s drink.

Some other examples of strange coffee flavors I have encountered include banana macadamia nut, Strawberries ‘n Cream, Peaches ‘n Cream, and just about anything else you can imagine. However, to turn this article on its head a bit – possibly the strangest beverage I have encountered is a coffee flavored brandy. A depressant that tastes like a stimulant – too much worlds colliding for my taste.

3 Ways Businesses Can Use Gourmet Flavored Popcorn to Draw Crowds

One look at a bowl of yummy chocolate or cheddar popcorn and it’s easy to see why this is America’s favorite treat. The smell has a way on entrancing everyone, convincing them to try the tasty treat. Why shouldn’t businesses use this to their advantage? Gourmet flavored popcorn will bring in potential leads and help keep them there to increase the chance of making a profitable sale, or at least a loyal follower. Here are three great ways businesses can enhance their marketing with this tasty treat.

Trade Show Booths

With so many displays in one place, it can be difficult to attract people to your trade show booths. But, with some colorful gourmet flavored popcorn like white and yellow cheddar popcorn as well as cinnamon and chocolate flavors, attendees will happily wait in line for taste of their favorite flavor. In the mean time, sales staff has plenty of time to talk to each one and make sales or collect contact information.

Take this concept one further by giving away small tins of this delicious snack with the company logo and contact info on it. Or, include large containers of this treat with other products or cards for services as part of a large prize drawing. Sales staff will be so busy, they won’t know who to approach first, and with happy attendees, sales are sure to go up.

In Store Sales Or Celebrations

Large sales, store birthdays, and holidays are the perfect excuse to have a party and invite the public to join you. With balloons, cake, refreshments, gourmet flavored popcorn, and huge sales, current and potential customers will have a blast. And, having everyone in a good mood, walking around munching gourmet flavored popcorn, is always a good thing; they’ll stick around longer, they’ll be more open to chat, and more willing to connect with sales staff.

This is also a great opportunity to advertise the sale, the business, and offer up some great contests or coupons to further increase the number of people making their way to the business. Social media, the company website, and email newsletter lists are also helpful. And, if they are each given a special code for the event, which entitles them to an additional discount or free gift, it will provide an opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of the various marketing methods.

Joining Forces With A Non-Profit Organization

While these events aren’t instantly associated with boosting profits, they can be one of the best events for any business to hold. Not only does the money go to a good cause, but the exposure for the company as well as the demonstration of its dedication to the community also goes a long way to building a following of loyal customers. Some of these events could include movie nights where both organizations combine their efforts to sell tins of cheddar popcorn to cover the costs. Be sure to advertise the event, and include the business logo and contact information in the advertisement.

These are just three ways businesses can use gourmet popcorn to boost their revenue. All it takes is America’s favorite snack, some creativity, and a little hard work to pull off. Oh, and maybe a little cheddar popcorn for inspiration!