Beyond the Bean

Francella, Barbara Grondin
April 2005
Convenience Store News;4/18/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p53
Trade Publication
The article reports that Americans' increasing taste for something new, combined with the purported health benefits of chocolate and tea, the growing popularity of coffee shops and cafés, and growth in Hispanic and Asian populations, has created new potential for something other than coffee in a takeout cup. While the vast majority of dollars rung up in the takeout hot beverage industry are coffee sales, tea, hot chocolate, steamers and other hot beverages are butting into the coffee klatch. Sales of these drinks often extend beyond the traditional coffee customer and morning daypart. Customers buying tea, cocoa, steamers, even hot horchata are often new to the hot-beverage counter, with sales taking place outside the morning rush.


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