6 New Coffee Options to Perk Up Programs

Folgers Coffeehouse blend

When McDonald’s announced this month that it will test three new McCafe drinks in select California stores—all part of an ongoing push to boost beverage sales and grab a bigger share of the coffee market—it became a rallying cry for convenience stores to counterstrike with new and intriguing flavors at the coffee bar to keep pace with and outperform their closest competitors.

The new McDonald’s drinks include hot and iced Caramel Macchiato, French Vanilla Cappuccino and Americano. They’re available in the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto areas, encompassing 170 restaurants. Because coffee innovation and increased competition never takes a holiday, click thought to view six new coffee options that could add more strength to your offer.

Red Diamond’s Estate Coffee blends

Red Diamond’s Estate Coffee blends

Red Diamond’s Estate Coffee blends (medium to dark roast) are sourced from around the world. All Red Diamond coffees are selected from only the finest 100% Arabica beans and are available in a variety of pack weights to meet operators’ specific needs. Blends include Gourmet Reserve, Colombian, French Roast, European Roast, Italian Roast, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Highlander Grog, Jamaican Me Crazy and Southern Pecan.

Folgers’ Coffeehouse Blend

Folgers’ Coffeehouse Blend

Folgers’ new Coffeehouse Blend is a medium-dark roast that produces a unique coffee experience that starts off smooth and ends with a bold, distinct flavor, according to the company. It is designed to be prepared with an automatic drip coffee maker, French press, cold brew or Keurig brewing system.

Funky Chunky Café

Funky Chunky Café

A new product line, Funky Chunky Café (Funky Chunky LLC), consists of three specialty snacks that are local coffee-shop-inspired. Created by the company’s sales and customer service staff, the three flavors include Caramel Latte, which features a buttery non-GMO popcorn with layers of caramel latte, white chocolate and milk chocolate drizzle, chewy caramel and dark chocolate-covered espresso beans. The other two flavors are Vanilla Sweet Creme (white chocolate, chewy caramel and white chocolate-covered espresso beans) and Dark Chocolate Mocha (milk chocolate drizzle, chewy caramel and dark-chocolate-covered espresso beans).

Keurig K3000SE Commercial Brewing System

Keurig K3000SE Commercial Brewing System

The Keurig K3000SE Commercial Brewing System (Keurig Green Mountain) is designed to meet various demands of foodservice operations. The full-featured brewer has direct-water-line plumbing for back-to-back brewing in less than a minute. The brewer is certified by the American National Standards Institute to NSF standards; it offers a choice of five brew sizes and automatic K-Cup pod ejection with built-in disposal bin. 

Community Coffee Co.

Community Coffee Co.

Community Coffee Co. is launching its newest coffee item, the Amber Sunrise Blend. The rich, vibrant blend appeals to coffee drinkers who prefer a lighter roast with a smooth finish. Available in 12-ounce ground bags that feature the company’s signature packaging style, the blend is made from only 100% select Arabica coffee beans. For every specially marked $1 coupon redeemed on the product, Community Coffee will donate $1 to land preservation efforts along the Gulf Coast.

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Almond Milk and Coconut Milk creamers

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Almond Milk and Coconut Milk creamers

New innovations with creamers are instrumental in enhancing overall quality: Marking the brand’s introduction into the alternative-dairy category, Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Almond Milk and Coconut Milk creamers (Nestle USA) are available in four new offerings: Vanilla Almond Milk, Caramel Almond Milk, Hazelnut Almond Milk and Sweet Creme Coconut Milk. The creamers are made with real, simple ingredients, such as real almonds, coconuts from Sumatra, vanilla from Madagascar and pure cane sugar.