ORRVILLE, OH -- Smucker Foodservice is expanding its office coffee service program with the availability of the Douwe Egberts Cafitesse Liquid Coffee System and a new dark roast coffee.
Ideal for large offices, with 50 or more employees, Douwe Egberts' on-demand coffee system uses freshly brewed coffee that is then concentrated and flash frozen. The bag-in-box concentrate is reconstituted with hot water and dispensed on demand by the cup or pot at the push of a button.
A variety of blends are available from light to dark, including Cafi-Lait, Kona blend and European dark roast.
Douwe Egberts' liquid coffee system is said to produce 30% less waste than brewing roast and ground coffee, with one carton instead of 50 filters, packs and grounds. Smucker estimates that the system also reduces labor to one hour per week versus nine hours for traditional coffee pots.
Also new is Folgers Black Silk, a dark roast coffee with a bold, yet smooth flavor profile. It is currently only available in retail packaging and at office supply stores. It will be available soon on a broader scale in the OCS channel, according to Smucker officials.
Smucker's new OCS offerings join a variety of coffee blends, including Folgers Classic Roast, Special Roast, Custom Café and Colombian, along with decaf in fraction packs, filterpacks, whole bean and instant formats.