Bubble tea station helps boost c-store traffic
This exotic beverage concept has helped grow sales almost 12 percent since its debut at a low-traffic c-store in an academic building at Canisius College.
Coffee and tea go high tech
Boxed water replaces plastic at Princeton
Nick Donnoli, office of communications, Princeton University
Unusual coffee drinks
The beverage menu at the Foxtail Coffee Co. unit at the University of Central Florida ranges from espressos, cold brews and chai tea lattes to “Experimental Coffee Bar” choices like Americola (espresso mixed with cola), Café Palmer (espresso mixed with lemonade and sparkling water) and even a coffee cone latte (a latte in a waffle cone lined with milk chocolate and sprinkles).
Flavored water gets frisky
One word: kombucha
Kombucha is a fermented, tart and fizzy beverage that is brewed from tea and has risen in popularity alongside other health-halo drinks, like coconut water and kefir. While it can be drunk on its own, kombucha is also popping up in cocktails.
USC’s coffee gets Bulletproof power
Bulletproof Coffee, the drink that’s said to boost energy and cognitive function, wakes up sleepy Trojan Family Room venue.
Cocktails in a pouch?
Specialty coffee/tea as workplace amenity
A recent $500 million renovation of Willis Tower in Chicago included adding the Tower House casual café/expansive tenant lounge and bar and Altitude Café as a workplace amenity for the 5,000-some employees of businesses operating in the building’s nearly four million square of office space. Says Michael Schultz of Infuse Hospitality, which operates dining options in the building: “The average employee spends 67 hours a year away from the office to seek out specialty coffee and tea. What EQ has done is taken that and said, ‘You know what? That doesn't have to be the responsibilities of the organizations themselves. We as the owners of the buildings can offer this as an amenity to tenants.’”
Non-alcoholic beverage trends
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