By CANADIAN VENDING
During challenging times, familiar routines are comforting and new experiences inspire hope. Recognizing that its loyal customers are relying on their rituals now more than ever, yet craving new tastes, Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co. is continuing its limited-time flavour program with today’s roll out of Strawberries and Cream medium roast coffee.
Blended from 100 per cent Arabica coffee, Strawberries and Cream offers a creamy vanilla body packed with notes of freshly picked strawberries. It can be served both hot and iced with a little bit of cream and sugar, this blend is ideal for consumers who want to savour a guilt-free sweet treat or those with special dietary needs. A 6-ounce cup has less than five calories, is sugar-free, fat-free and gluten-free, and also available in decaf.
Describing the coffee in his own words, Barnie’s director of coffee programming Dustin Finch said, “Our customers love fruity and creamy flavours, as evidenced last spring when we had a big hit with Blueberry Crumble. With strawberry season at its peak, this is an ideal time to release this flavour. The blend of dairy and fruit makes for a nice, creamy taste that anyone can savour.” Finch recommends pairing the new blend with a bowl of yogurt topped with the ubiquitous red berry, with strawberry shortcake, or for a more decadent treat, alongside Strawberry Supreme Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Barnie’s chief sales and marketing officer Scott Uguccioni added, “During this global pandemic when so many are struggling, our customers remain in our thoughts. Coffee is a shared passion enjoyed around the world and, in a small but meaningful way, can unify us and bring some comfort.”
Strawberries and Cream joins a history of flavoured roasts and more than 20 flavours now available online including Pecan Sticky Bun, Cool Café Blues®, Creamy Buttery Caramel, Barnie’s Café Blend® and Santa’s White Christmas®.
The price is US$9.49 per 10-oz bag, and other discounts are available depending on quantities purchased. Barnie’s is also offering free shipping on orders totalling $20 or more through the end of April.