A growing number of restaurants are experimenting with cold-brewing methods to create a coffee syrup for use in cold and frozen java drinks. Seattle's Best has always used a cold brew for its iced coffees and milkshakes, and New York-based Bread Alone recently perfected its cold-brewing process.
Red Mango is expanding its smoothie line, bringing the total number of flavors to 22. The chain has added a logo to stores that says "Red Mango Yogurt & Smoothies," and participating locations will give free smoothies.
Starbucks has amped up its instant-coffee offerings this summer with new iced Via, a sweetened version of the instant-coffee line launched last fall in an effort to grab a piece of the $23 billion instant-coffee market. The chain plans to sell the sweetened product, which dissolves in cold water, at its stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Starbucks has added iced coffee to its instant-coffee lineup. Sold for $5.95 for five-packs, the coffee will dissolve in cold water. The iced coffee is the first addition to Starbucks' Via instant-coffee line, which launched last fall.
Kraft Foods might expand production capacity in Russia, where sales have been growing quickly. The company, which opened an instant-coffee plant near St. Petersburg last year, is looking to expand existing facilities and might grow through acquisitions.