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Recap - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for May 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for May 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Trend Watch: Boozy Ice Cream

Alcohol has long been used as a flavoring in ice cream, but eating a quart of rum raisin never got anyone buzzed.

Until now.

Enter the ice cream “barlour” — an ice cream shop that serves spiked scoops.

From an operator’s perspective, the boozy ice-cream trend is attractive for several reasons. One, the check sizes — $12 to $15 for some popular chains, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. Two, it offers multiple streams of revenue: catering weddings and company parties, selling pints to go, and online ordering/delivery, where local laws allow. Three, alcoholic ice cream melds well with other concepts, such as coffee, milkshakes and dessert cafés.

The first question people ask: “Will this ice cream get me drunk?”  The answer is typically no, although a four-ounce serving of 5% ABV ice cream may produce a modest buzz.

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Topics: alcohol infused ice cream, boozy ice cream, alcoholic ice cream, liquor infused ice cream

ICYMI - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for April 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for April 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Topics: Featured, Recap

Should You Add Cheese Tea to the Menu?

You can make it decadent or elegant. Low-cal or super-rich. Sweet or savory. Any way you whip it, cheese tea is delicious. 

Consumers in China, Japan and other Asian nations have been enjoying this frothy, fun drink for years — even waiting hours in line just to try it. Back in 2017, The Washington Post was calling it “the latest Instagram-worthy food trend.” While cheese tea hasn’t quite hit the mainstream in the United States, more tea shops are beginning to offer it. Let’s take a closer look at the cheese-tea trend.

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Topics: Beverage Trends, cheese tea, what is cheese tea, how to make cheese tea, fluffy tea

World Barista Champion Agnieszka Rojewska’s Signature Beverage for the 2018 WBC Competition

In June 2018, Agnieszka Rojewska successfully became the first female competitor to become World Champion.  HBC is lucky enough to be able to get her to share one of the recipes from her award-winning presentation (see that presentation here on YouTube). You can also read more about her background in our previous post, where she introduced herself. 

We have also produced a video that features Rojewska creating her Signature Beverage:  

 

 

And below, in her own words, is the process she used to create her Signature Beverage, as well as the ingredients and instructions themselves.

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Topics: world barista championship, best barista in the world, Agnieszka Rojewska, signature beverage recipe

Meet the World Champion Barista, Agnieszka Rojewska

When you watch Agnieszka Rojewska compete in the 2018 World Barista Championship, the first thing you notice is that she’s having fun. She’s smiling, she’s chatting, and she’s making her guests — the competition judges — feel like they’re seeing their favorite barista at the corner café.

That’s exactly her intention, she tells the judges: "What is the future of specialty coffee? For me, it's right back where we all started: when we're enjoying a cup of coffee in a specialty coffee shop. And this was enhanced by barista hospitality and customer service skills.” 

Rojewska became the first Polish barista and the first-ever woman to win the prestigious championship. Hamilton Beach Commercial® interviewed Rojewska about her historic win and her unique approach.

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Topics: world barista championship, best barista in the world, Agnieszka Rojewska

Recap - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for March 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for March 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Topics: Featured, Recap

How to Make Cold Foam (and 7 Other Frothy Delights)

Psst. Want to see a magic trick?

In just 20 seconds, this ordinary blender will turn regular skim milk into silky, frothy cold foam. Amazing!

For our next trick, we’ll combine some raspberries and heavy cream. Voilá: indulgent, flavored whipped cream — and yet the delicate berries haven’t been smashed to pieces. How did we do it?

It’s the magic of the AirWhip frothing jar. This innovative jar harnesses the power of a Hamilton Beach Commercial high-performance blender to rapidly foam, whip and emulsify while treating delicate ingredients with care. What can it do in your kitchen?

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Topics: Featured, High Performance Blenders, cold foam, How to Make Cold Foam

ICMYI - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for February 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for February 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Topics: Featured, Recap

Behind the Scenes: The Quantum®950’s 6,000-hour Livestream

Go ahead: Order 1 million smoothies. Heck, order 2 million.

“No problem,” says the Quantum®950. “Coming right up.” 

On June 8, 2018, we flipped the switch on a Quantum®950 High-Performance Blender in the lobby of the Hamilton Beach Commercial® headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. Since then, it has been running nonstop for more than 6,000 hours. You can see it for yourself in our livestream.

So, why did we build a high-performance commercial blender capable of making a million drinks? And will it ever quit?

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Topics: High Performance Blenders, high performance commercial blenders, long lasting blender

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