The woman who built a coffee empire from a small town – BBC News

By Rob Boffard, business reporter, Vancouver | November 30, 2015 Elana Rosenfeld was not even remotely prepared for her first wholesale orders. Stephanie Van de Kemp Image caption Elana Rosenfeld has built a coffee empire from a small town in rural British Columbia Kicking Horse Coffee, a Canadian firm she had started with her partner Leo Johnson was getting some orders from gourmet stores in Calgary, Alberta, 172 miles (277km) away from …

How is chocolate made? – Ask Dr. Universe, Washington State University

… ways to make all kinds of chocolate from cacao beans. “Chocolate is both a science and an art,” said my friend Jessica Murray. She’s an expert on chocolate and a graduate student in food science and business at Washington State University. She explained that cacao beans can be separated into a couple different parts. We can extract the fat, or cocoa butter, from the beans. The rest of the bean can be ground up into solids. When we mix these two parts back together, we can make dark, …

12 most annoying things customers do when ordering coffee

… “I have lots of time to brew anger.” Uh oh. Here, the 12 most annoying things that customers do when ordering coffee. 1. Talking on a cell phone This is the number one offense according to every barista who I interviewed. “It makes my side of the transaction a little bit harder,” says Sam Penix, owner of New York City’s Everyman Coffee. “I just want to get you your drink so you have a nice rest of the day. I didn’t get into this business to be a vending …

Polly Waffle set to return to shelves thanks to Melbourne company Chocolate Works

… survived the test of time. According to business executive manager at Nestle, Martin Brown, the chocolate bars that stand alongside kookaburras, boomerangs and Bradman in Australian iconography, are both “novel in character and catchy in name”. Here are some classics that tick the boxes: Violet Crumble: Like the Polly Waffle, the chocolate-coated honeycomb bar was first produced by Hoadley’s more than 90 years ago.   To continue reading this article, please click on …