Blenders buzzed loudly as customers and Lollicup USA employees eagerly awaited small samples of top selling powder beverage mixes by Caffe D’Vita.
Alan Dossey, national sales manager for Caffe D’Vita, and Sandy Wulf, project manager, stopped by the Lollicup USA headquarters Wednesday to offer much more than a simple product demonstration.
The vendor open house seminar began with information on the brand’s selection of signature drink mixes, including two flavors that Lollicup USA carries – Mocha and Java Chip.
Mocha is the highest selling product that Caffe D’Vita carries, Dossey said. The flavorful mix creates the perfect blended, icy treat.
Java Chip is a flavor that is well known and loved by many coffee and chocolate lovers. “There is no need to rename this drink,” Dossey said. This beverage is so well received that it can stand to simply be called a “Java Chip.”
Delicious samples of milkshake mixes and hot chai were also demonstrated and sampled for guests to get an idea of both traditional and unique options to add a to a menu.
Aside from the demos, Dossey and Wulf gave guests many tips for running a perseverant shop. Many businesses close within 6 months from their opening, Dossey said. “The hardest thing is getting somebody through the door.”
The drink aficionados stressed the importance of powdered drink mixes in an industry in which success is often dependent on efficiency.
Caffe D’Vita powder mixes are simple to use, fast and high quality. When these products are used, customers are less likely to have to wait in line for a long time for their orders, Dossey said.
The blending process can also make or break a shop. Caffe D’Vita’s ”liquid-powder-ice” method of blending ensures a quality texture and taste. By using the wrong method of mixing this powder, drinks may be off and the quality might not be very high.
He said using the wrong kind of blender can also be a bad decision in the café and beverage business because it not only effects the taste of the drinks, but it also can lead to a loss of insurance and warranty if a business has a fire or any type of disaster situation.
Blenders used in businesses should be a professional grade that followers UL and NSF standards.
On April 20, Lollicup USA will continue its vendor open house seminars with product demonstrations by Monin. For more information, click here.