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 …

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 …

Pando: The three qualities that helped a small coffee company raise $70m

From Pando | June 24, 2015 Is Blue Bottle’s James Freeman the patron saint of the mom and pops? That’s the question I asked myself as Freeman and I spoke on stage at Pandoland in Nashville last week. For one thing, he’s middle aged. He looks more like a history professor than a hipster. His training was in… classical music. And his empire which has so far raised $70 million, began with just him, a cookie sheet and some raw coffee beans. The story of how James Freeman …

Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire : The Salt : NPR

… upper-class life, says Smith, a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston who has studied the history of consumption. Cookbooks of the late 16th and early 17th century even treated sugar as a sort of drug to help balance the “humors” — energies that were believed to affect health and mood. To continue reading this article, click on this link: via Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British empire : The Salt : NPR. …