Keurig Green Mountain and family-owned Community Coffee announce partnership

first_imgKeurig Green Mountain, Inc (NASDAQ:GMCR), based in Waterbury, Vermont, a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages with its innovative brewing technology, and Community Coffee Company, the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, announced on Monday a multi-year licensing, manufacturing, and distribution agreement to bring Community coffee to Keurig portion pack formats for consumer and commercial Keurig hot brewing systems. Financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed.With this new agreement consumers in the US will soon enjoy their favorite Community coffee varieties with Keurig simplicity at the touch of a button. The new, licensed Community coffee K-Cup packs plan to launch in spring 2015 for in home and away from home use, with extensions into K-Carafe packs for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system and Bolt packs for the KeurigBOLT Carafe Brewing System in the future. All Community coffee K-Cup packs will be marked with the Keurig Brewed seal indicating the product has passed rigorous testing, assuring the quality, taste, and integrity consumers expect from the Keurig brand.“Consumers tell us that they choose Keurig brewers for the quality, simplicity, and variety of brands and beverages available in the system,” said John Whoriskey, President of U.S. Sales and Marketing at Keurig. “Welcoming a premium brand like Community coffee into the mix means the loyal fans of Community coffee will be able to enjoy the coffee they know and love with the quality and consistency they expect from their Keurig brewer.”Based in Baton Rouge, LA, Community Coffee Company, a fourth generation family owned business, has sold premium quality coffees since 1919. Today, the company has grown to become the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America. Community Coffee Company imports, roasts, and distributes its premium coffees through retail stores, restaurants, offices, convenience stores, and hospitality channels, while using only the top 10% of coffee beans in the world to make its delicious, rich and smooth coffees. Soon, consumers will be able to savor Community coffee with the quality and convenience denoted by its Keurig Brewed seal.“Community Coffee Company continues to experience explosive growth and remains deeply committed to providing the highest quality coffee experience for our customers,” said David Belanger, President and CEO of Community Coffee Company. “Partnering with Keurig allows us to further extend our products in a format that is highly desired by consumers and we are very excited about this opportunity.”Keurig hot system brewers use innovative brewing technology to deliver a fresh-brewed, perfect single cup of hot or brewed over ice coffee, tea, cocoa, or fruit brews every time at just the touch of a button. With the next generation Keurig 2.0 brewer, consumers are able to brew both a single cup and a carafe of coffee from a Keurig brand pack. With Keurig 2.0 brewing systems, consumers continue to get the same Keurig quality, simplicity and beverage choice they expect with 60 brands and nearly 400 beverage varieties currently available, all brewed with Keurig’s new beverage-optimizing brewing technology.Now in its 95th year, Community Coffee Company is the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100 percent Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com(link is external) or find the brand on Facebook(link is external) and Twitter(link is external).Keurig Green Mountain is a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages with its innovative brewing technology.Source: –(BUSINESS WIRE(link is external))–Keurig Green Mountain, Inc 12.1.2014last_img read more

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Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgSM East soccer team playing for a trip to state tonight. SM East’s boys soccer team will take on Olathe South tonight at 7 p.m. at the Olathe District Activity Center (20925 159th Street, Olathe) with a trip to the final four in the state tournament on the line. The Lancers, at 15-3-0 on the year, are seeded as underdogs to the Falcons, who are 15-2-1. The winner will advance to the championship bracket, playing its first game Friday, Oct. 3. The Lancers took their Regional title with a win over Harmon last Thursday.Walmart makes $1,000 grant to Roeland Park Police. The Roeland Park Walmart wrote a check for $1,000 to the Roeland Park Police Department to help fund a public safety grant application the department submitted. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for monitoring traffic safety in the city.last_img read more

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Best Best for the Weekend: Edgar Allen Poe, Lancer Day and jelly donut wrestling

first_imgFile photoGosh, there’s a lot of fun to be had on this long weekend! Let’s get right to it:Our cooler, rainy weather makes this a perfect night to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe at the Central Resource branch of the Johnson County Library. The Actor’s Choice, a division of the Senior Barn Players, will present a selection of prose and poetry by Poe that continues to inspire fright for fans of all ages.Our little ones have always enjoyed the Shawnee Mission East Lancer Day Parade, which starts to head down Mission St. to the Prairie Village Shops at 2 pm on Friday. Short and sweet with funny floats and lots of enthusiasm, this parade marks the beginning of Lancer football season.On Saturday the Overland Park Convention Center is playing host to the 1st Annual Coffee and Donut Fest KC. And while I will admit to being confused about the scheduled events (Donut Queen Contest and Jelly Donut Wrestling?), I am onboard with any celebration of life’s greatest treat.And if you’ve got the energy to get out of your neighborhood, there are a number of lovely festivals happening outside of town: Desoto Days, Chisholm Trail Days in Abiline, the Tonganoxie Sunflower Stroll, and the start of the KC Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs.last_img read more

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Keep Mr. Beasley out of the kitchen

first_imgby. Lisa HochgrafLessons in service, brand and leadership can come out of early life experiences.Consider Denise Wymore’s first job—serving fast food at Beasley’s Fish and Chips.Wymore, co-founder of 6th Story and author of The 2020 Vision of Marketing: A Focus on Purpose, told attendees of CUES’ Execu/Summit Monday about how her first employer, the owner of the restaurant, shared his values with his employees. (In the photo at right, CUES Director member Mario Shortino talks with Wymore about the connection between a company’s values and its brand. Shortino is a director for $4.8 billion Teachers Credit Union, Brockton, Mass.)Sharing his values, Mr. Beasley told Wymore and her co-workers that what they were doing mattered. He would say things like, “If you are serving someone—even if you are bringing them tartar sauce—you are doing something worthwhile.”To test how employees were doing, Mr. Beasley would come in to eat. If he saw employees doing their jobs right, he would stay at his table and eat. If they did something wrong, he’d come in the back and prepare his own meal. If he didn’t need to do that, he would come back after and thank everyone for the good meal. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Gold Canyon Candles signs 3-year lease in Chandler

first_imgAn Arizona-based company signed a 36-month lease for 42,000 SF at the Gold Canyon Candles Building at 6205 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler, Ariz.Lee & Associates principals TJ Swearengin, Stein Koss, SIOR and Tom Louer, SIOR, represented the landlord, Gold Canyon Candles, which occupies a majority portion of the 212,070 SF warehouse building. Andy Cloud with Cassidy Turley represented the tenant, Barlow Company Inc. of Tolleson, Ariz.The property features the original 122,366 SF with an additional 99,704 SF addition added in 2008. The warehouse building is situated on 19.81 acres near the intersection of Riggs Rd. and Arizona Ave. in Chandler and is close to I-10.last_img read more

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The Myth of the Harmless Wrong

first_imgThe New York Times:SOCIAL conservatives who bemoan the immorality of same-sex marriage typically also decry the harm it wreaks on society. The pundit Alan Keyes calls gay marriage a “social weapon of mass destruction,” while the North Carolina pastor Michael Barrett argues that widespread gay marriage would be “equivalent to a nuclear holocaust.”To liberals, the claim that same-sex marriage is socially harmful is uninformed at best (granting gay rights actually appears to improve a country’s gross domestic product) and shameless fear-mongering at worst. Either way, liberals contend that opponents of gay marriage are inventing victims that they don’t actually see.…The technical name for this psychological link between judgments of immorality and perceptions of harm is “dyadic completion.” Whether liberal or conservative, people understand immorality though a universal template — a dyad of perpetrator and victim. Most immoral acts have a “complete” dyad, such as murder (murderer and murdered), theft (thief and thieved) and abuse (abuser and abused). But with many morally controversial acts, such as those involving adult pornography, prostitution, drugs or homosexuality, the victims seem less obvious or absent altogether.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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What it looks like when the hosts themselves take the fate of tourism into their own hands – Ingenious

first_imgHave you ever heard of a small tourist place, Medici?I haven’t until a few days ago and I have to admit that I immediately fell in love with Medić at first and I hope that I will have the opportunity to experience him live as soon as possible. At first I was thrilled by the story, the story I will tell you now…Namely, Medići is a small tourist resort in Central Dalmatia located on the Omis Riviera, only 11 km from Omis and 36 km from Split. Peace, quiet, few tourists and beautiful sea – ideal for a real vacation for those who do not like crowds and mass tourism, and yet close to Omis and Split.Why are the Medici special and unique?The answer is simple – because of the people. Local people who took the fate of tourism in Medići into their own hands and made something special and unique in the history of our tourism. Most of the hosts in the family accommodation in Medići decided to make a promotional film on their own initiative, which they financed themselves, and to make the story even better, they were the actors in the video themselves.Watch the video 🙂Ingenious, isn’t it?In the video, they are not actors, but local people who live in Medići and are engaged in tourism as hosts in family accommodation. The video shows what it is, no hidden motives, no fake smiles… What you see is what you get – 100% indigenous, 100% Medici.We were thinking about what we could do to promote our small place so that everyone in the local community would benefit and so we came up with the idea to shoot a promotional video about our place points out Frane Medić, one of 30 hosts in family accommodation in Medići. ” The initiative started from all the locals, ie the landlords, and we financed everything ourselves. Since I personally took over the organization of video recording I can say that it is quite a complicated and demanding job. The video shows all the local people living in Medići, we didn’t pay any actors or extras. “It simply came to our notice then FB page Visit Medici which they run themselves, and as they set off we can obviously expect more great tourist stories.Medici does not offer much tourism, except for the sun, the sea and people. Hosts who are the essence of tourism itself and great hosts who will tell you their indigenous stories. They take you fishing in their boat, and then you bake the fish you caught together. Could the experience be better? Medici is a place with soul and heart, and I constantly emphasize that we have to be what we are and tell indigenous stories because tourists want to see, taste and experience just that.I hope that this inspiring and great tourist story will encourage some other small places to make their own story, indigenous story and tell it to guests.Visit the Medici, these people deserve it.last_img read more

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Demand for male escorts for women is growing, global survey finds

first_imgA quarter of Australia’s 516 male escorts cater to women and couples, a global survey of the 61 countries which host online male escort websites has found.But Australia is well behind the United Kingdom in sites catering for women or couples where more than 50 per cent of the 5487 male escorts cater to women and couples, the survey, conducted by by Professor John Scott and Adjunct Professor Victor Minichiello from QUT’s Crime and Justice Research Centre and researchers from The Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, found.“Uganda and Argentina are the only other countries that have more male escorts seeking females and couples than solely male clients,” Professor Scott, from QUT School of Justice, said. Share “It’s assumed that men are the primary market for male escorts, and while it is true that most escorts target male clients, our survey suggests a significant emerging market for women who pay for sexual services from men.“While more than 57 per cent of identified websites catered to male customers only, 11 per cent were specifically for female clients and a similar number of sites were for couples, most of the opposite sex.“As expected, we found twice as many male escorts had male clients only (72,106) as against the 32,948 escorts for women or couples.”The results of the survey are contained in the blog About Male Escorts and will be published as a book chapter in Male Sex Work and Society (Volume II), to be released in 2018. The survey found a total of 324,852 profiles of male escorts online but after eliminating duplications (many male sex workers list on multiple sites) there were 105,009 male escorts.Professor Scott said Mexico’s nine websites led the table in this emerging aspect of the sex industry.“Mexico had 14,531 male escorts prepared to cater to women and couples; Brazil (6892) the United States (3481), the United Kingdom (2926), Spain (2357), Germany (359), and Japan (327) followed. Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn “Other countries with a high percentage of escorts for women and couples include Chile (41 per cent), Germany (42 per cent), Hungary (45 per cent) and Malaysia (46.5 per cent).”Professor Scott said even traditional, socially conservative societies hosted male escort websites with escorts who advertised online as catering for women and couples.“Malaysia has 88 escorts on its nine sites and 41 of them provide for women and couples, and the United Arab Emirates has 124 escorts for women or couples out of 337 male escorts,” he said.“In jurisdictions where sex work or same-sex relations are heavily penalised, it is possible that escort sites are known only to participants within relatively closed social networks. They may also be listed on the ‘dark web’ – these sites were not included in the survey.“If you are a woman or a couple seeking a male escort using online male escort services, you are out of luck in Costa Rica, Finland, Israel, Panama and Taiwan where the male escorts have male clients only.“There are slim pickings in Bulgaria, China, Estonia, Uruguay and Paraguay where each country has just one male escort who has found a niche in the market and offers this service.”“The average price worldwide seems to be $200 an hour but it can be thousands of dollars for a weekend, especially among the international male escorts who list on websites around the world.“It’s important to note that websites such as Rentmen and Hourboy included escort profiles from around the world and were often hosted in countries where sex work was legal. These websites were among the largest overall and mostly cater for male clients.Professor Scott said the survey counted only male sex workers operating online, not those in brothels or massage parlours or outdoor settings.“The figures fluctuate over time with sex workers and websites entering and leaving the market. The fluidity makes the online marketplace appealing for many.”To check for the validity and emerging trends over time, a similar survey will be conducted annually.last_img read more

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AGU: Researchers Capture Rarely Heard Narwhal Vocals

first_imgDubbed the unicorns of the sea, narwhals can have tusks up to 10 feet long protruding from their head, weigh up to 4,200 pounds and grow to 17 feet in length. Source: worldwildlife.org. Courtesy/worldwildlife.orgAGU News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various calls, buzzes, clicks and whistles of narwhals as they summered in a Greenland fjord. The recordings help scientists better understand the soundscape of Arctic glacial fjords and provide valuable insight into the behavior of these shy and mysterious creatures, according to the researchers.Narwhals are difficult to study because they are notoriously shy and skittish and spend most of their time deep in the freezing Arctic Ocean. They tend to summer in glacial fjords around Greenland and Canada, but scientists often have trouble getting close enough to study them. Glacier fronts can be dangerous and hard to access, and the animals tend to swim off when approached by motorized boats.But Inuit hunters familiar with the mysterious cetaceans can get closer to the animals without disturbing them. In July 2019, researchers accompanied several Inuit whale hunting expeditions in Northwest Greenland to study the narwhals that summer there in more detail.Using underwater microphones attached to small boats, the researchers captured narwhal social calls and foraging sounds, getting as close as 25 meters (82 feet) to the elusive cetaceans. Listen to the vocalizations they captured here.The recordings help the researchers provide a baseline of the kinds of sounds that permeate the narwhals’ pristine habitat. In combination with sightings, they also show narwhals get closer to glacier ice than previously thought for this area and the animals do forage for food in summer, contrary to some previous findings. “Their world is the soundscape of this glacial fjord,” said Evgeny Podolskiy, a geophysicist at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan and lead author of a new study detailing the findings in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. “There are many questions we can answer by listening to glacier fjords in general.”Getting closePodolskiy and his colleagues had been working in Greenland fjords for several years, studying the sounds made by melting glaciers. Coincidentally, a population of narwhals summers in the fjords they were studying, and Podolskiy saw an opportunity to study the wily creatures.“I realized working in the area and not paying attention to the elephant in the room — the key endemic legendary Arctic unicorn just flowing around our glacier — was a big mistake,” he said.The researchers tagged along on several Inuit hunting expeditions departing from the village of Qaanaaq, placing microphones underwater and recording the baseline sounds of the fjord.They captured several types of sounds made by narwhals, including social calls, or whistles, and clicks used for echolocation, the biological sonar used by dolphins, bats, some whales and other animals to navigate and find food.The closer narwhals get to their food, the faster they click, until the noise becomes a buzz not unlike that of a chainsaw. This terminal buzz helps the narwhals pinpoint the location of their prey.“If you approach and target these fast fish, you better know precisely where they are; you need to gather this information more frequently,” Podolskiy said.Few studies have documented narwhals feeding in the summertime. Because the microphones picked up terminal buzz, a sound associated with finding food, the new study provides further evidence that narwhals do forage in summer. Surprisingly, the researchers found narwhals come roughly within 1 kilometer (half a mile) of a glacier calving front, despite the fact that these areas are some of the noisiest places in the ocean and calving icebergs can be dangerous. “There is so much cracking due to ice fracturing and bubbles melting out… it’s like a fizzy drink underwater,” Podolskiy said. “It seems we are dealing with animals living in one of the most noisy environments without having much trouble with that.” An Inuit hunter near Bowdoin Fjord in Greenland during a whale hunt in 2019. Photo by Evgeny Podolskiylast_img read more

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