Trending with Tracie: Hot & Hot

It’s a new year with exciting new products coming our way! Starting with the latest addition to our 3rd wave specialty coffee menu that’s exclusive to Aramark Refreshments – Joyride Coffee!  Customers can take the ‘Ride by choosing from several blends, including House, Damn Fine Decaf, Espresso Roast, and a Single Origin African.  What’s 3rd wave, you might ask?  It’s when quality and appreciation of coffee intertwine to create an amazing coffee experience.  Third wave coffee is associated with high quality, sustainability, direct trade, traceability, innovative brew methods, and storytelling.

Building a Better Breakroom

As businesses continue to welcome employees back to the workplace, it may be time to reevaluate how they are being taken care of in the breakroom. Following an extended remote or limited capacity work schedule, the refreshments space will be an essential tool to help employees reacquaint and readjust.

Maybe now is the time to rethink your office setup. Here is how to build a better breakroom for your employees.

Nitro Cold Brew: Why You Need it in Your Office

Cold brew itself has become quite the phenomenon, a process in which course coffee grounds are steeped in cold or room temperature water for 18-24 hours. The longer extraction time removes the sometimes harsh bitterness found in coffees brewed with hot water. This smooth, refreshing beverage packs a handsome punch of caffeine to get even the longest days going. Add to that cup the same nitrogen gas infused in the aforementioned Guinness, and you have quite the workday experience.

Here is why you need this delicious beverage in your office.

Trending with Tracie: Increase and Decrease

True story, I’ve been putting cinnamon in my coffee for years, but unfortunately, I’ve been doing it all wrong. Meet Shabbir Nooruddin, Chief Caffeine Officer at Coffee in My Veins, who just taught me a new method to spice up my coffee with cinnamon without getting the clumps at the top. The best way to add cinnamon to coffee is to mix it in your coffee grounds! Yep. Mind blown.

Trending with Tracie: Let’s Partake

Hu first started in 2012 in NYC as a high-end restaurant and market; back then they were known as ‘Hu Kitchen.’ Their vegan and paleo-friendly chocolate bars were a hit, and eventually started to sell in the natural retail channel. The purpose-led lifestyle brand, with a mission of, “Get Back to Human,” has expanded beyond chocolate and into new segments – baking, snacking chocolate, and grain-free crackers. Along the way, the brand has stayed true to its core values of unbeatable taste with unmatched simplicity.

Tea: A Healthier Break in Your Workday

We know water is a great way to stay hydrated and healthy while working from home during the pandemic – but let’s face it, that gets boring. And especially in the cold months, we crave a warm beverage. But don’t turn to the sugary drinks just yet – having a cup of unsweetened tea can keep you hydrated and help reduce sugar in your diet instead of reaching for that peppermint mocha latte.