Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse launches second ‘tea beer’ venture with China | syracuse.com

By Don Cazentre | December 8, 2015 SYRACUSE, NY — Empire Brewing Co,. today announced its second collaboration with a Chinese company to make a beer using traditional Asian tea ingredients. empireherbs.JPG Brewing up Kuding-Ta IPA at Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse: Ingredients include the bitter herb kuding (on plate at top), and New York-grown Chinook hops, bottom. The glass holds an infusion of the herb to be used in brewing the beer, a …

This $1,300 Connected Tea Infuser Has Raised $5.1 Million – Fortune

By Stacey Higginbotham | December 4, 2015 Is this where VC should be placing its bets? Has the rush to build connected kitchen products that can cook, bake, and brew everything “perfectly” gone too far? Teforia, a company that is building an Internet-connected tea infuser that is pitched as being able to brew tea customized for your taste buds, has raised $5.1 million led by UpFront Ventures with participation from Lemnos Labs, PreAngel Wareness and InnoSpring. The machine tracks earthy, …

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

… the biggest retail success stories in Canada, its distinct black packaging appearing in grocery stores and cafes across the country, as well as in the US. The company is tight-lipped about its finances, but expects to roast more than 1.3 million tons of coffee this year and has over 85 employees. And in 2012, marketing research firm AC Nielsen ranked it as one of the top ten commercial brands in Canada, alongside national stalwarts like bakery chain Tim Hortons. To continue reading this article, …

Mast Brothers Respond to Chocolate Attacks — Grub Street

… the appeal related to the twee, adorable packaging? Experts have criticized the quality of the chocolate over the years, but now a Dallas-based chocolate blogger who goes by Scott has launched one of the harshest attacks on the company yet, claiming the brothers haven’t always been honest about where their chocolate comes from. In his first post on the topic, the blogger makes a case that, in the early years, the Masts didn’t make their own chocolate, but instead remelted industrial …

Queenstown: Chocolate coated fun – Travel – NZ Herald News

… will turn chocolate likers into chocolate lovers. Koko Black, a boutique chocolate company from Australia, opened its first offshore chocolate salon in Queenstown late last year. Owner and founder Shane Yardley chose the picturesque location for a number of reasons. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Queenstown: Chocolate coated fun – Travel – NZ Herald News …