Coffee Chains – Zeleniy Coffee Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Coffee Chains – Zeleniy Coffee 32 32 High-end coffee machines even master flat white Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:27:30 +0000

New super-automatic coffee machines promise everything a coffee drinker desires – even superior flat white

In recent years, the coffee business has moved considerably towards automating coffee preparation, and now it has gone much further – we are now in the world of “super-automatic” espresso coffee.

Not so long ago, coffee made by a barista was considered ideal for serving coffee and push-button machines were looked down upon. Today, nine UK coffee chains use super-autos, a leading coffee and bakery chain has 2,000 machines and one of the biggest coffee brands has 10,000 serve-yourself machines operating in various staging areas…all, it is claimed, providing quality barista-coffee.

In total, according to coffee research house Allegra, the premium automatic coffee sector has doubled in the past five years, and consumers now expect the quality of push-button beverages to be higher. a level equal to that served in cafes.

Steam up

In the modern coffee trade, it is the quality of milk preparation that can make a great drink, and the automation of milk frothing and steaming has made great strides in recent times. Unsurprisingly, all brands of super-automatic machines claim that their milk system is the best among the expected variety of cappuccinos, lattes, etc.

Some even claim to be able to do flat white. This drink requires “texturing” of the milk, which has long been considered a real test of a barista’s manual skill, and if it really can be done by a machine, then the super-auto standard is certainly something. thing for hospitality. trade to respect.

So the question is: how good are these machines? Do they make true flat whites or just double strength lattes?

A quick poll among vendors of manual espresso machines produced, unsurprisingly, some skepticism. One supplier, summing up the general sentiment, said: “Although the frothing and texturing of milk in grain machines, especially the higher end ones, is constantly improving, an automatic frother cannot produce the same texture dense than a human-shaped well – you get a “kind of flat white”, which a lot of people can enjoy, but it’s not the best experience.” And, he added, “A machine can’t pour a latte art design on top…”

“Our machine can produce a flat blank,” replies James Nicholson, managing director of Franke. “We can do this because we can control the flow and speed of the milk, we can control the heat, and we can control the froth of the milk, all at different stages in the production of the beverage.”

Franke’s A300 is a multi-award winner, which he says is an extremely compact fully automatic machine, brewing at a level normally seen in larger, high-volume machines. “Space should never get in the way of taste,” the company says. “The A300 is ideal for small restaurants and coffee shops where space is at a premium. It features our exceptional Foam-Master, offering an unlimited choice of foam consistencies, which is unique in this industry – the milk froth as a barista would do is unique in this machine size.”

The A300 has won awards in America and Germany, and won last year’s award for best beverage equipment at the Caterer’s Supplier Awards, with judges noting its EasyClean automatic descaling system.

dead days

Cleaning is especially important on super-autos, which the coffee trade knows can be more sensitive than traditional espresso machines, due to their complexity. Brita, who has recently been very active in her business research, offered a statistic that suggests the average hotel business has to deal with equipment failures for 84 days of the average year; all operators agreed it had an effect on business, and four in five admitted they should do more cleaning and maintenance to protect machines.

It’s “absolutely possible” for a fully automatic machine to produce a good flat white, agrees Coffeetek’s Alba Urriza, saying that while the barista or beverage manager is responsible for determining the texture and density of the milk foam he needs, once they have set their instructions, the automation then continues to produce the milk to a more consistent standard than a human would.

Similar claims come from Crem, which says “nothing beats our world-class fresh milk frothing system…which automatically delivers a variety of different milk textures, flat, moist, and dry.”

Eversys goes into a little more detail with its Everfoam, featured in the Shotmaster machine, which was named “best fully automatic machine” at this year’s London Coffee Festival.

Milk needs are variable, says Eversys, so its machine allows for either traditional manual frothing or an automatic process where the barista sets the amount of air needed for the “thickness” of froth required; in particular, the machine will infuse and then pour its espresso while separately preparing its milk in a different container.

“The barista then combines the two and they can focus on their latte art, not the froth – they get greater consistency, quality and speed, and no waste.”

The Evershot is described as “a beast of a machine”, potentially churning out 700 drinks per hour. This remarkable figure seems theoretically possible, as the machine uses more than one integrated bean hopper, more than one milk system and has space for two baristas to connect to the machine at once.

It’s actually possible, says marketing manager Kamal Bengougam: Operators would need to replenish the beans, and production would depend on the need for milk, but the machine will dispense coffee at the required flow rate. “We did it in fully automated mode, and it can be achieved.”

Capsule collection

The movement towards quality automated milk has extended to the capsule coffee sector, with Lavazza now creating its Classy Custom Milk system. The brand has long maintained that capsules are the easiest way to serve quality espresso coffee in small quantities, such as in a small bar or breakfast room. The latest development of the system means that once the capsule is inserted into the machine, the user only has to select the drink they want and the machine prepares the appropriate type of milk. There is an override whereby the user can specify a hotter espresso or more froth on the milk.

Meanwhile, two brands have put their machines under the counter. At Scanomat, managing director Simon Bracken says his Top Brewer sits under the counter and is “the most minimalist super-automatic machine on the planet”.

In this format, only the spout appears above the worktop. The out-of-sight brewing section of the machine includes a dual milk cooler, allowing for a non-dairy option, and two bean hoppers and grinders, to allow for a choice of coffees.

Scanomat claims its milk system, “the smallest milk frother in the world”, will provide the correct pressure to froth fresh milk to the right level for lattes, cappuccinos and, indeed, flat whites.

Came from the cold

Dublin’s Marco Beverage Systems has been a champion of under-the-counter systems for some time, having started by inventing the Uber, the “boiler” that would produce hot water at a remarkably precise temperature. Its latest invisible item is the Pour’d, which is based on the modern trend of cold brew coffee. It is, says Marco, an unprecedented automatic cold brew dispensing system.

While researching the cold coffee market, Marco discovered that even though consumers demanded the drink, it caused practical problems for the trade. All operators want to avoid having to mix their own cold brew, which is a job usually done overnight – it takes a coffee shop around 10 hours to brew a batch, it’s a messy and unnecessary exercise , and it takes a long time. space at the back of the house.

In response, several coffee roasters came up with the new idea of ​​offering pre-brewed cold brew coffee in concentrate form. These concentrates are very stable liquids and will last quite a long time in a coffee.

“Pour’d automatically dilutes a coffee concentrate with hot or cold water,” says Marco’s marketing manager, Gemma Keirnan.

“Police can connect to running water, a bag-in-box or other container of coffee concentrate and a hot water boiler. The user sets their preferred dilution rate and the machine automatically draws the correct dosage of concentrate, and the correct amount of hot or cold water.

“The result is the right drink at drink strength, without wasting coffee or space.”

Branded drinks

In the world of automated coffee, UCC has introduced what it calls “the most customizable automated bean-to-cup coffee machine on the market.” In the hospitality industry, this means placing a high-quality self-service machine in a situation such as after-hours coffee service, branded either for the location or for a brand of recognizable coffee – Caffè Nero is one of these identities. .

The UCC To Go machine is based on a Thermoplan Black and White, from a recognized fully automatic specialist from Switzerland. This, according to UCC, offers “the smartest super-automatic espresso extraction ever – it self-calibrates, measures core variables and adjusts for consistency, and the Thermofoam system constantly monitors the texture and temperature of milk”.



Two Oregon-based coffee chains are preparing more locations in the Pikes Peak area as they compete for espresso, cappuccino and latte lovers in the highly competitive Colorado Springs area market.

Dutch Bros, whose first drive-thru opened in Colorado Springs in 2008 and now has 11 regional outlets, plans three more locations over the next year.

One will be part of the Falcon Marketplace mall anchored in King Soopers, which is planned northwest of Woodmen and Meridian roads in unincorporated Falcon outside of Springs.

Construction has begun there and Dutch Bros has planned to open by the end of the year, a spokeswoman for the chain’s headquarters in Grants Pass, Oregon, said via email.

Two other locations will rise in the Springs: southeast of Woodmen and Marksheffel Roads on the northeast side and northwest of Academy Boulevard and Chelton Road on the south side of Colorado Springs. These locations are in various stages of planning and Dutch Bros expects them to open in 2023.

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When Dutch Bros arrived in Colorado Springs, its first outlets were owned and operated by a franchisee. All local Dutch Bros sites are now owned by the company, which says it continues to be attracted to the quality of life and economic health of the area.

“Colorado Springs is a truly amazing market,” Aaron Harris, Dutch Bros. vice president of development, said via email. “It’s affordable, has year-round business, and was Colorado’s perfect first market due to its size.”

Meanwhile, the Human Bean in Medford, Oregon, opened a drive-thru cafe Dec. 18 southeast of Academy Boulevard and North Carefree Circle.

Stan Kelley franchisees, along with husband and wife partners Aaron and Callie Claborn, launched the Academy Boulevard location; they have begun construction on a second Human Bean east of Platte Avenue and Circle Drive which they hope to open in August.

Kelley, who also owns security systems company Rush Security & Alarm, moved to Springs in 2007 from Oregon and said he had hoped to open the Human Bean around that time.

He waited due to the onset of the Great Recession, but started again in 2020 – with the Claborns as partners – after the economy improved.

Quality coffee products made identically from cup to cup and prompt service help Human Bean compete with other chains, Kelley said.

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“What really sets us apart is how we brew our coffee,” he said. “And speed too. With us, it’s all about convenience. A lot of people aren’t going to park their car and walk into a physical store if they’re on the go. They need to be comfortable with access to enter and exit.

In addition to coffee, the Human Bean menu includes teas, smoothies, frozen hot chocolate, and food items such as breakfast sandwiches, bagels, muffins, and biscotti.

Kelley said he envisions 10 to 15 Human Bean locations in the Colorado Springs and Fountain areas over the next few years.

Another Human Bean opened nearly three years ago in Woodland Park; it is operated by franchisee Sara Taylor, who plans to operate a single location in the city. Like Kelley, she said Human Bean combines premium coffee beans and other products with quality customer service.

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“We appreciate your time,” she said.

The two Oregon coffee brands aren’t just in competition, of course.

Like other metropolitan areas, Starbucks has a dominant presence in the Colorado Springs market. Scooters, Ziggi’s and Bad Ass are among other chains that have expanded into the market, with local favorites including Loyal Coffee, Pikes Perk and Story Coffee.

Restaurants such as McDonald’s and Dunkin’, meanwhile, have improved their coffee offerings over the years.

Callie Claborn, of the Human Bean franchise in Colorado Springs, said by email that the chain has found its stores do well when located near competitors such as Dutch Bros, Starbucks and Scooter’s.

“Back in Medford, Oregon, where Human Bean is from, there’s a saturation of about 45 cafes within a 5-mile radius and they’re all very well taken care of,” she said. “The Colorado Springs area has a saturation of five coffee shops within a 5 mile radius. As you can see, there is plenty of room for more coffee.”

Dighton Fire Department battles dual alarm trailer fire Sat, 25 Jun 2022 01:35:15 +0000

Four pets were killed in a trailer fire in Dighton this afternoon.

According to Chief Christopher Maguy, the Dighton Fire Department responded to a trailer fire outside a home at 3025 Elm Street around 4:21 p.m. Maguy said the trailer was parked about 200 feet away. off the road and completely on fire when firefighters arrived.

“Despite the difficulties in establishing a water supply given the distance from the road and the absence of fire hydrants at this location, fire crews were able to attack the fire quickly and put it out quickly,” did he declare. “A second alarm has been raised for additional manpower and tankers.”

There were no injuries, but Maguy said “four pets perished inside the trailer.” He did not specify what species it was.

Fire crews from Berkley, Rehoboth, Swansea and Somerset provided mutual aid, and the Providence food truck provided aid to firefighters.

Maguy said the cause of the fire is being investigated by Dighton Police and the Dighton Fire Department.

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Starbucks launches new products to compete with major fast food chains Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:33:54 +0000

Starbucks has come up with new menu options it can use to compete with fast-food chains like Wendy’s or Popeyes. The world famous cafe announced this week that it has added a new chicken sandwich and drinks.

Starbucks introduced its Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg Sandwich and two drinks – Starbucks Pineapple Passionfruit Refreshment and Paradise Drink. And that’s not all since the café also offers a new Cookies & Cream Cake Pop dessert.

The company announced that all of these new beverages and food items are now available at Starbucks stores. The good news is that they will be on the menu – permanently.

The addition of the new chicken sandwich to the cafe chain’s menu list just signaled its jump into the chicken sandwich war that still rages between major fast food chains including McDonald’s, Popeyes, Wendy’s and KFC. . The Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg Sandwich is a breakfast menu item and it’s Starbucks’ first-ever chicken sandwich.

“Starbucks Refreshers Paradise Drink is like sunshine in a cup – the bright tropical flavors are radiant, happy and joyful,” said Starbucks R&D Senior Product Developer Raegan Powell in a press release. “It’s the perfect summer sip for a little moment of escape wherever you are.”

The executive reportedly led the team in creating the new drinks. The new Pineapple Passionfruit drink offers the typical tropical flavors of pineapple and passion fruit that are mixed by Starbucks baristas through the metal shaker. It contains chunks of real pineapple and ice to create a refreshing drink for the summer.

Starbucks said the delicious tropical blend is just 100 calories for a Grande. The brand said customers can also request that an extra lemonade be added to the mix if they want an extra burst of flavor.

For customers who want something creamier, they can opt for the Paradise Drink, made with pineapple and coconut milk. It contains more calories in the same size Large – 140 calories.

Finally, as posted on Food & Wine, the Maple Butter Chicken and Egg Sandwich features breaded chicken, scrambled eggs, and a maple butter spread. These are sandwiched in a toasted oatmeal cookie roll to complement the new Starbucks Savory Sandwich. Customers can purchase the new food products at stores across the United States.

Taco Bell triggers a cry in Attleboro | Local News Tue, 21 Jun 2022 04:15:00 +0000

ATTLEBORO – Pleasant Street used to be nice.

Tall shade trees and tall houses lined it up and down.

But that was decades ago.

It has since been transformed into a busy shopping strip, from the railway bridge near Falmouth Street to Lindsey Street.

Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of cars drive the roadway every day, visiting a plethora of businesses including fast food restaurants, cafes, bar, liquor store, truck rental, gas stations -service, a retirement home, a grocery store, banks, pharmacies and other shops.

And now another one will be coming soon – a Taco Bell.

The 1,967-square-foot restaurant has planning board (5-0) and zoning appeal board (3-0) approval. It will go on a vacant 41,006 square foot lot at the corner of Pleasant and Perry Avenue.

The site is just shy of an acre.

No opposition was raised during the public hearings on the structure, but that does not mean that everyone is happy about it, as evidenced by the Facebook page of Mayor Paul Héroux.

There have been many comments, the majority of them being negative.

There were so many that Andrew Heller commented on the comments.

“More people are commenting on Taco Bell than they came to vote on the high school (tax) waiver ($259.9 million)…” he said.

That was a stretch, but people seemed a little more excited about the Taco Bell than spending $260 million on a new school.

Traffic is the big concern for people who drive the road every day.

But a traffic expert giving evidence to the planning council said the normal ebb and flow would not be affected and the council agreed, as did the ZBA.

Currently the road is not in the best condition, but improvements cannot be made until Taco Bell is complete.

And Public Works Superintendent Mike Tyler said repaving was the order of the day.

“Pleasant Street (from) Starkey Avenue to Lindsey Street is expected to undergo sidewalk improvements and pavement resurfacing over the next few years,” he told the Sun Chronicle in an email. “We are just waiting for the construction of the new Taco Bell and associated roadway, sidewalk and utility work to be completed before starting this much-needed urban project.

“All the other sections of Pleasant Street have been redone within the last five years. This section is the final piece of the puzzle.

He added that new road signs and lane markings are also planned.

But some people driving the road are worried.

“Not happy about that kinda!!” Robin Therrien wrote when she heard about it. “There’s way too much traffic already… I can’t wait for all the yahoos to get drunk at midnight.”

The restaurant will have a drive-thru window open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Up to 16 cars will be able to pile up on the site with an entry off Pleasant.

The ZBA has mandated a gate at the Pleasant Street entrance in case the demand for midday or midnight tacos gets out of control and cars overflow onto the pavement.

Monique Morin Reynolds also expressed concern.

“WOW!! Worst place for Taco Bell! Crazy saved traffic the whole time!!!!”

“It’s going to create a traffic nightmare…” Diane Lennox said.

“It’s the worst possible place,” said Chris Kasanowsky. “Traffic is a nightmare…already there!!”

Albert Ruano suggests that the Taco Bell be moved to the wide, commercially vacant O’Neil Boulevard.

“Put it somewhere else,” said Elaine Cote Tallini. “This area is already overcrowded.”

“Throw another potentially busy business into…a dangerous high traffic area. I don’t understand the mentality…” Ann Wilson Bridges said.

But as always, there is another side.

Some people relish the chance to bite into one of Taco Bell’s tacos.

“Go ahead…I love Taco Bell,” Vicki Cassidy Nason said.

The road has other fast food chains like McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Papa Gino’s to name a few, and Albert Richmond said Pleasant Street is also a good place for Taco Bell.

“Not everyone can go to S. Attleboro to get good fast food,” he said. “I don’t do Taco Bell, but it’s necessary, keep it up.”

“It will be cool to have another good option on this strip of Pleasant Street,” added Kurt Bonin.

And Yvonne Gunning said she would welcome Taco Bell with open arms.

“Sometimes you just want tacos!!!” she says.

George W Rhodes can be reached at 508-236-0432.

‘Unmeat’ your diet, says plant-based meat startup GoodDot Sun, 19 Jun 2022 11:37:00 +0000

Tell any meat lover you eat Unmutton Keema, Vegicken Curry, Where Bhurji without eggs and you are sure to attract some judgement, and perhaps even ridicule.

These products, named after popular non-vegetarian dishes, are part of a Udaipur-based startup GoodDotaimed at replacing meat with a plant-based alternative.

The challenge, however, was to successfully imitate the taste, which is sacred to a carnivore. Abishek Sinhaco-founder of GoodDot’s and former meat eater, agrees: “When I ate meat, it was primarily for the taste of the meat.

This is what led Abhishek to launch GoodDot with Deepak Parihar and launched GoodDot in 2016 with the assumption that a good vegan, meaty-tasting, affordable product would find plenty of takers.

“There were two sides of the equation,” he explains. “Vegetable meat, technologically, is possible. If you do your R&D (research and development) right, you can create a product that is 100% vegan but tastes like meat.

“Second, [if] the product is available at a good price, there will be many consumers, especially meat eaters looking to reduce their meat consumption,” he adds.

GoodDot’s products include Biryani, Meatless Ground Meat, Dhaba Unmutton Curry Kit, Pickled Vegetable Chunksin packs of 125-500g, price between Rs 95 and Rs 379.

GoodDot Proteiz Pepper

Solve a moral dilemma

For Abhishek, GoodDot was the next step for a cause he believed in. “I am an animal lover. I have been saving and feeding them since my childhood. [But] I also belong to a community where people eat meat.

“It was a moral dilemma and it didn’t sit well with my psyche,” he says.

A civil servant until 2016, Abhishek often discussed developments in the alternative meat market with his brother Abhinav, who was pursuing a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

Soon he came across the plant-based meat segment, which uses vegetarian proteins like soybeans or lentils, quinoa, peas, coconut oil or wheat, and has a special technological configuration to give products the taste of meat.

Throughout his life, Abhishek had struggled to give up meat. Countless times he would decide not to use it anymore, only to fail.

“I would start eating meat again because of the taste. I was not able to control the urge,” he says. Eventually, his passion for saving animal lives led him to quit his job and turn to entrepreneurship.

Most of GoodDot’s customers have a similar story: meat eaters looking for an alternative that will satisfy their taste buds.

So how close does GoodDot taste to meat?

“I won’t say exactly the same, but it’s very close,” Abhishek says. Of the products sold by GoodDot, he adds, some are “extremely similar” in taste to meat while others are not so much. “Because R&D is continuous, we are constantly evolving our product line.”

GoodDot has dedicated food scientists and researchers working on it. The startup also organizes taste tests with restaurateurs, chefs and other stakeholders to improve its product line. From chicken and mutton to egg, the goal is to be able to mimic taste, texture and aroma.

This, says Abhishek, is true for all companies in the sector.

From Udaipur to the world

Initially started, GoodDot secured funding from a few wealthy individuals in 2016. It launched its products in 2017 after setting up a production facility on the outskirts of Udaipur.

On concerns about not operating from a metro, Abhishek says that Udaipur—located in the middle of the highway connecting Delhi and Mumbai—has easy access to both markets. And soybeans, a key ingredient in its products, are widely available in the Indore-Kota belt, which is not far from the city. The startup had no trouble finding good human resources in the city.

At first, GoodDot approached consumers through a direct selling company RCM Business, which has its central warehouse in Bhilwara, another city in eastern Rajasthan. “We could easily send our products to Bhilwara and they take care of the logistics from their office,” adds Abhishek.

Thanks to RCM, GoodDot had access to nearly 10 millions people and 8,000 to 10,000 physical stores. At the time, the majority of its consumers came from Tier II and III cities such as Mughalsarai and Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh.

But a lot has changed since then.

Claiming to have grown up 100 percent every yearco-founder says GoodDot sold 3,000 units every day in 2017. Today it sells almost 50,000 units every day. Additionally, its direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales increased last year when it began marketing and promoting online, helping it win customers in the subways.

“Now that [D2C] is our focus area,” says Abhishek, adding that the D2C wave has helped the startup attract new customers aware of the impact of meat consumption.

GoodDot is also diversifying its presence and is available on DMart, Reliance and Amazon. Additionally, it exports to Singapore, Canada, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Oman and Mauritius.

Before 2020, approximately 95 percent of its sales were made through direct sales.

Now, 55-60 percent of its revenue comes from direct selling while D2C and modern commerce, including channels like DMart, Reliance, etc., account for 12-15% each. The rest comes from exports.

According to its latest available financial statements filed with the Registrar of Companies, GoodDot reported revenue from the operations of Rs 18.6 billion during fiscal year 2020.

Biryani and Pulao from GoodDot

Funding and Prosperity

In July 2021, GoodDot raised $4.6 million from SixthSense Ventures, according to Crunchbase. The startup plans to raise another round in the next four to five months.

Akshay D’Souzahead of growth and insights at Bizom, a retail intelligence agency, says the concept of plant-based meat emerged from the United States and India is catching up.

“Right now, it’s a niche phenomenon. There is still time before it becomes mainstream and products evolve,” he adds.

Between 1961 and 2018, global meat production increased almost fivefold to reach 341 million tons, says Our World in Data. This is not surprising because it is not just a matter of taste. Meat also has nutritional value and is a good source of protein and iron.

However, it has also led to growing environmental and animal welfare concerns. Emissions from livestock, from manure and gastro-enteric waste, account for approximately 32 percent man-made methane emissions, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Animal husbandry also needs plenty of fresh water and land to graze cattle.

A combination of these factors, along with greater consumer awareness, has led to the rise of “fake meats,” plant-based protein alternatives, and veganism.

Globally, brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods develop through partnerships with traditional points of sale.

In India too, the PVR cinema chain is said to be introducing a vegan menu. Earlier this month, American coffee chain Starbucks launched a vegan menu featuring Imagine Meat.

Bizom’s Akshay predicts that these partnerships will only contribute to greater adoption.

While the industry in India is still small, limited to a few hundred million dollars, it will grow as more retail chains and FMCG brands enter the space, he adds.

The signs are already there. The Indian vegetable market should reach $400-450 million in the next five years, predicts a June 2022 report from Future Market Insights and the Plant-Based Food Industry Association in India.

Additionally, GoodDot and other Indian industry brands like Wakao Foods and Blue Tribe Foods managed to get funding lately. Some of them were also able to get endorsements from celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli and Riteish Deshmukh.

In fact, GoodDot onboarded sportsman Neeraj Chopra as its brand ambassador last year, further boosting its D2C sales.

What awaits us?

Although the outlook looks promising, the industry faces a number of hurdles, such as awareness, pricing, storage and transportation, says Harsha RazdanPartner and Head, Consumer Markets and Internet Business, KPMG in India.

Considering the challenges in the industry, companies that can offer affordable prices and with refined taste and texture of fake meats will stand out, he adds.

Abhishek is hopeful. “We will expand our capacity, as well as our marketing and branding efforts,” he said. The startup aims to achieve an annual turnover of Rs 250-300 crore in the next two years.

He is betting on his product and its taste, its affordability, its R&D and its shelf stability. With its sister brands GoodDo, a vegan fast food chain, and GoodDot Spices, it is also expanding its avenues.

The next step, says the co-founder, is to expand and diversify into supermarkets and launch GoodDot in the US and UK markets.

The story has been updated with infographics.

Edited by Saheli Sen Gupta
Average-well and middle of the road for the majority of Canadians – Opinion Tue, 14 Jun 2022 22:24:00 +0000

One of the nastiest looks I have ever received was from a research industry colleague after he had the temerity to order a “medium good” steak while we were having lunch.

What followed was a scathing denunciation of my long-held food preferences, along with the promise of a significantly better experience if I upgraded to “medium rare” instead. Reluctantly, I followed his advice. She was right.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was virtually impossible for Canadians to add the desired amount of milk, cream or other non-dairy products when buying coffee outside of their homes. While some chains already had a system in place to determine how much cream to add to a specific order, the fear of contagion presented a challenge for those who still wanted to maintain full control of the process.

As barbecue season begins to materialize and people head back to cafes, Research Co. and Glacier Media polled Canadians on their personal steak and coffee preferences. The survey provided a welcome pre-summer break from our usual concerns about politics, pandemic management and election predictions.

The online poll showed Canadians two photographs, one with five different slices of steak and another with nine different cups of coffee, and asked them to choose their favorite shades.

Let’s start with the beef. We found that 10% of Canadians don’t eat steak – rising to 14% among women, 14% among Ontarians and 28% among South Asians.

Our perception of the perfect steak varies considerably. Only 9% of Canadians chose Shade #1, which some describe as blue, while 21% chose Shade #2, the rare medium I had avoided for most of my life. More than a quarter (27%) opted for shade no. 3 or medium, 17% opted for shade no. 4 or medium well, and the same proportion (17%) chose shade no. 5 or well done.

There are clear regional variations at opposite ends of the steak spectrum. In British Columbia, just 5% of residents opted for well-made, while 11% settled for blue. The situation changes dramatically in Alberta, where only 5% opted for the rarest steak, and 18% chose the cut that clearly spent the most time in the heat. Still, Alberta is not the leader in favoring shade #5. This distinction is shared by Quebec (21%) and Atlantic Canada (24%).

The question of coffee also held some surprises. We can inform readers that 15% of Canadians do not drink it. The incidence of people avoiding coffee is highest in Atlantic Canada (27%) and Saskatchewan and Manitoba (25%), followed by Quebec (14%), Ontario (also 14%), British Columbia (10%) and Alberta. (six percent).

While 16% of Canadians of European origin say they do not drink coffee, the proportion is much lower among those of South Asian (9%), East Asian (7%) and Aboriginal (6%) origin.

When respondents were exposed to photography with nine shades of coffee, black was the preferred choice for 17% of Canadians, including 21% of men. Residents of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (22%) and British Columbia (21%) are most likely to enjoy their coffee without cream, followed by Albertans (17%), Ontarians (16%), Quebecers (15%). ) and Atlantic Canadians (13%).

Canadians aged 55 and older are more likely to refuse cream or milk on their coffee (20%) than their counterparts aged 35-54 and 18-34 (15% each).

Nationwide, 18% of Canadians add only what appears to be a splash of milk or cream to their coffee, expressing their preference for shades #2, #3 and #4.

The largest group of Canadians place their own cup of coffee in shades #5, #6, and #7, a color more reminiscent of beige and not passed off as whitish. Half of women (50%) and a third of men (34%) belong to this category. Canadians aged 18-34 are also more likely to find this middle ground (47%) than their counterparts aged 35-54 and 55+ (40% each).

That leaves us with shades #8 and #9, where apparently only drops of coffee were poured into a container filled with milk or cream. While 8% of Canadians choose this seemingly tame mix, the proportion jumps to 13% in Alberta, 12% among Conservative Party of Canada voters in the 2021 federal election, and 12% among those of Indigenous or First Nations descent.

As you might expect, there’s no one-size-fits-all way to enjoy a steak or a cup of coffee in Canada. If we were to put these results in electoral terms, a first-past-the-post system would produce a land of middling steaks and beige coffee — much to the dismay of those who express a penchant for more radical options.

Mario Canseco is president of Research Co.

The findings are based on an online survey conducted May 22-24, 2022 of 1,000 adults in Canada. The data was statistically weighted according to Canadian census counts for age, sex and region. The margin of error, which measures sample variability, is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Food suppliers and restaurant chains warn that prices will only rise Sun, 12 Jun 2022 19:54:00 +0000

Food prices will continue to climb – with no end in sight – as inflation continues to grip the US economy, some of the nation’s major food suppliers and restaurant chains have said.

Kraft Heinz, Tyson and Campbell Soup have all warned they will raise prices on some products due to soaring labor, packaging, ingredient and transportation costs, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

Fast-food outlets like McDonald’s, Shake Shack and Cracker Barrel have also reported feeling the pinch which has been partly passed on to consumers.

“Inflation is real, and it’s not going to get better in the restaurant business anytime soon,” Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti said at an investor conference Tuesday, according to the report.

The Labor Department said Friday that grocery store prices rose 11.9% in May over the past few years, while those at restaurants and other eating places jumped 7.4%, marking the biggest increase. in over four decades for both.

Kraft said it would raise prices in August for several items, including Miracle Whip, Classico pasta sauce, Maxwell coffee and select deli meats, the Journal reported.

Campbell Soup announced plans in April to raise prices for the third time in the past year as the rising cost of some condensed soups hurt sales to baby boomers, CEO Mark Clouse said, according to The report.

The Labor Department said Friday that grocery store prices climbed 11.9% in May over the past few years.
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Fast food outlets like McDonald's, Shake Shack and Cracker Barrel have also reported feeling the pinch.
Fast food outlets like McDonald’s, Shake Shack and Cracker Barrel have also reported feeling the pinch.
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“We know the pressure consumers are feeling,” Clouse said on a conference call Wednesday.

Tyson Foods said it raised beef prices by an average of 24% in the three months ending April 2, and Sanderson Farms, the third-largest chicken producer, said last month that the cost of its products had jumped by 34% for the quarter ending April 30. , reports the Journal.

Hormel Foods, the maker of Spam, said prices of corn and soybean meal for livestock feed rose more than 125% and 40%, respectively, in early May. These exorbitant prices are expected to continue, in part due to cold, wet weather in the Midwest this spring.

The average American household has been forced to shell out an extra $460 a month as soaring food and fuel prices have strained family budgets across the country.
The average American household has been forced to shell out an extra $460 a month as soaring food and fuel prices have strained family budgets across the country.
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McDonald's, meanwhile, is examining whether customers can afford the price increases.
McDonald’s, meanwhile, is examining whether customers can afford the price increases.
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Industry executives told the Journal that more and more people are opting for cheaper brands due to sticker shock at the cash register or choosing to eat out less often.

According to analysis by Moody’s Analytics Senior Economist Ryan Sweet, the average American household has been forced to shell out an extra $460 a month as soaring food and fuel prices have strained family budgets at across the country.

Talks between grocery stores and sellers have become tense more often as retailers fear losing shoppers to higher prices, industry executives told the Journal.

McDonald’s, meanwhile, is examining whether customers can afford the price increases, Ian Borden, the company’s head of international business, said on an investor call.

Campbell Soup announced plans in April to raise prices for the third time in the past year.
Campbell Soup announced in April that it planned to raise prices for the third time in the past year.
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“We have the approach that we want to do more frequent increases but at smaller levels,” Borden said, according to the report.

To offset white-hot inflation, some companies are selling smaller packages at higher prices per ounce, the newspaper said.

The steady price spikes can be attributed to several factors, including increasingly expensive fuel prices, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, bad weather in major crop-growing regions, meat factories in short of staff and the endemic avian influenza which has led to the death of 40 million birds. , reports the Journal.

How the pandemic has changed food trends and the way we eat Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000

The last two plus years have drastically changed just about every aspect of the way we eat. From 2020’s great bean shortage to the meteoric rise of feta pasta on TikTok, here’s a look at the biggest home cooking trends, news, and oddities since the pandemic began.

March 2020

Panic at the grocery store! Mile-long queues are forming outside Costco as flour, canned soup and frozen vegetables disappear from the shelves.

The explosion of grocery delivery apps is starting in earnest. By the end of 2020, Instacart sales will have increased by 229%.

Recipes using staples such as canned beans and dried pasta are experiencing a sudden resurgence in popularity. Related: People who normally eat every meal are inundated with advice on exactly how to stock their pantry.

To no one’s surprise, comfort food is all the rage. Sales of Campbell’s soup soared 59% this month, and Goldfish crackers also rose 23%.

The waiting list to join the exclusive Rancho Gordo Bean Club is estimated at 10 months.

Sourdough is declared the best thing since sliced ​​bread.

The photogenic Dalgona coffee — whipped instant coffee with sugar and water, poured over milk — is ready for its close-up on TikTok.

April 2020

Food banks are overwhelmed with millions of people asking for help; the National Guard is called in in some states to maintain order at distribution centers.

People find they can’t eat all the bananas they’ve hoarded, start making banana bread en masse.

Supply chain woes force most Americans to realize there is a supply chain.

Perhaps marked by grocery shortages, millions of people are trying to grow their own food in home gardens.

-See also: green onions in the garden.

-Related: The first focaccia gardens are planted.

Renowned restaurant chains such as California Pizza Kitchen, Shake Shack and Abuelo’s are launching easy-to-use meal kits for cooking at home

Pancake Cereal – tiny pancakes served in a bowl – is hitting the TikTok airwaves.

The one-bowl, pantry-friendly Depression Cake, or, as it’s euphemistically renowned, “Wacky Cake,” is taking its turn in the social media spotlight.

May 2020

Community fridges stocked with free groceries to combat food insecurity are starting to pop up across the country.

Alison Roman, self-proclaimed prom queen and go-to pantry maven, is being called off after making critical comments about Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo in an interview.

July 2020

Meal delivery kits such as Blue Apron are seeing subscription numbers skyrocket. HelloFresh is facing such demand that it is forced to shut down subscriptions for a month as it hires 3,000 more workers.

August 2020

Another TikTok trend is taking off: the fluffy, meringue Cloud Bread.

October 2020

Home fermentation is becoming so popular that we are completely running out of mason jars.

Everyone’s green onions are starting to die.

November 2020

Chefs such as Naomi Pomeroy and Joanne Chang are drawing up plans for digital cooking classes with at-home ingredient kits in a bid to make up for lost restaurant revenue.

Air fryers, already growing in popularity, see a surge in sales of over two million; Author Susan Orlean tweets to her millions of followers that she too has jumped on the bandwagon.

December 2020

New York Magazine launches investigation into the great bucatini shortage of 2020.

January 2021

TikTokers invent new and bizarre ways to wrap burritos, the #tortillawraphack was born.

February 2021

Grocery store and Instacart employees are speaking out against workplace abuse and behavior that incites customer rage. A series of workers’ strikes are planned.

Feta + tomatoes + pasta = viral success.

June 2021

Young people are getting drunk on espresso martinis because it’s still the 90s.

October 2021

Dalgona Candy, an offshoot of the aforementioned Dalgona Coffee, is exploding, helped in part by the Netflix show squid game.

Kellogg workers go on strike, affecting all of the brand’s cereal factories (it ends in December).

TikTokker Emily Mariko Reheats Leftover Salmon and Rice, 45 Million People Cheer Her On Lizzo makes a copycat dish.

November 2021

The great American craze for baked goods continues, with a 42% increase in sales of bakery-related cookbooks.

January 2022

Grocery store shelves continue to be empty between the supply chain snafus, the surge of Omicron and the severe winter storms.

February 2022

Supply chain issues continue to wreak havoc on the lucrative avocado toast industry as the U.S. temporarily halts avocado imports from Mexico.

April 2022

Inflation concerns: According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2022 food price report, “all food prices are now expected to rise between 6.5 and 7.5 percent.” Russia’s war in Ukraine and the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike are cited as causes.

May 2022

More than two years after it began, the pandemic is still causing supply chain issues that are wreaking havoc on grocery stores. The most serious shortage is in infant formula; across the country, 40 percent of the formula is out of stock.

June 2022

USDA Announces Details of “Framework to Transform the Food System”; one that builds on lessons learned from the pandemic and food supply chain disruptions caused by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Building a more resilient supply chain, creating a more equitable food system, expanding access to nutritious food, and “focusing on equity” for rural and underserved communities are among the plan’s stated goals.

Jamie Feldmar is a Los Angeles-based cookbook writer, editor, and author.
Bri is an Oakland-based writer and illustrator.

Company Highlights: ‘Shrinkflation,’ Biden Pick for Fed Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:02:09 +0000


No, you can’t imagine it – the size of the packaging is decreasing

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly reducing package sizes without lowering prices. It’s called “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating around the world. In the United States, a small box of Kleenex now contains 60 tissues; a few months ago there were 65. In the UK, Nestlé has reduced coffee cans from 100 grams to 90 grams. Shrinkflation is nothing new, experts say. But it proliferates in times of high inflation as businesses grapple with rising costs for ingredients, packaging, labor and transportation.


Senate panel backs Michael Barr, Biden chosen as Fed regulator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of Michael Barr, President Joe Biden’s choice to be the chief regulator of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, has been approved by a congressional committee and sent to the full Senate. Barr, who served as one of the top Treasury Department officials in the Obama administration, is considered likely to be confirmed by the full Senate. A confirmation vote would make him the third of Biden’s nominees to join the Fed board and further strengthen Biden’s footprint on the central bank. It would also fill the last of seven seats on the board just as the Fed grapples with the worst spike in inflation in four decades.


Reports: Twitter will provide Musk with raw data on daily tweets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter plans to offer Elon Musk access to its “firehose” of raw data on hundreds of millions of daily tweets in a bid to advance the company’s agreed $44 billion acquisition. billionaire social media platform Tesla, according to multiple reports. Twitter declined to comment. Efforts by the Associated Press to confirm this information were unsuccessful. Musk, who reached a legally binding deal to buy Twitter in April, says the deal can only go ahead if the company provides more information about the prevalence of fake accounts on its platform.


Russia and Turkey back their grain export plan; doubtful Ukraine

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia and Turkey say they favor a safe corridor in the Black Sea to export Ukrainian grain to world markets. The Turkish Foreign Minister welcomed his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to Ankara on Wednesday. A Turkish minister also said Western sanctions should be lifted against Russia for allowing the export of grain. Ukraine was not invited to the talks and has expressed concern that complying with Russia’s request to clear its ports would allow Moscow to attack its southern coast. The European Union has accused Moscow of “weaponizing” food supplies to gain an advantage in the war.


Stocks fall as choppy trading persists on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street on Wednesday, erasing most of their gains for the week as investors were discouraged to see more evidence of the impact of inflation on businesses and others. bleak outlook on the global economy. The S&P 500 lost 1.1%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.8% and the Nasdaq fell 0.7%. Banking and industrial stocks fell overall, as did some big tech companies. The 10-year Treasury yield, which helps set interest rates on mortgages, rose to 3.02%. It’s been a turbulent week for the major indices, which have oscillated between gains and losses, sometimes from hour to hour.


‘Big resignation’ hits White House with staff turnover

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not even the White House is immune to the economic trend called the “Great Resignation” as employers struggle to fill vacancies and workers move into new jobs at a record pace. The Biden administration is going through a period of unusually high staff turnover as President Joe Biden approaches 18 months in office. Long working hours, low morale and relatively low salaries weigh on both the senior ranks and the more numerous junior aides who keep the White House running. It is not unusual for personnel to change at this stage of a presidency, but the speed of change has sometimes been brutal.


EU lawmakers approve ban on combustion engine cars in 2035

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have approved a proposal to ban the sale of new combustion-engine cars in 2035 to step up the fight against global warming. The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to force automakers to cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 100% by the middle of the next decade. The mandate would amount to a ban on the sale in the 27-nation bloc of new petrol or diesel cars. Lawmakers also approved a 55% reduction in CO2 from automobiles in 2030 compared to 2021. Environmentalists welcomed the parliament’s decisions, but the votes were criticized by the German auto industry lobby group. Cars account for 12% of European emissions attributed to climate change.


OECD cuts global economic outlook on Russian-Ukrainian war

LONDON (AP) — The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says Russia’s war in Ukraine and the energy and food crises it has deepened will severely dampen global economic growth and drive up inflation this year. The Paris-based group said Wednesday that China’s “zero-COVID” policy, which has scrambled manufacturing supply chains, was also weighing on a global economy that was beginning to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the latest institution to cut its growth forecasts, underscoring the deterioration in the economic outlook. The OECD expects the global economy to grow by 3% in 2022, down from the 4.5% it forecast in December. Inflation is forecast at nearly 9% for the 38 member countries of the OECD, nearly double the previous estimate.


The S&P 500 fell 44.91 points, or 1.1%, to 4,115.77. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 269.24 points, or 0.8%, to 32,910.90. The Nasdaq fell 88.96 points, or 0.7%, to 12,086.27. The Russell 2000 Small Business Index fell 28.56 points, or 1.5%, to 1,891.01.