This summer season has become Cold Brew season around the Aroma Coffee offices.  We have cold brew literally flowing from a tap what seems like 24-7. In the Sarasota and Naples area where we deliver most of our office coffee & tea products and janitorial supplies, summer is typically a bit quieter and we can get a lot of projects done that had been put off during “season.”  

It’s important to us to not sleep on the opportunity to make work happen this summer… enter Wandering Bear Cold Brew.  In their own words, it’s cold brew “so smooth you can drink it black. So strong you’ll #neverhibernate.” Goals.

We’re thrilled to have access to Wandering Bear Cold Brew cartons and boxes for coffee on tap to bring our office coffee customers even more options for your workday coffee fix. [NOTE: Can we promote this link? Does filling out this form route users to Aroma Coffee?  I don’t see Sarasota or anywhere in FL listed as an Available City] > https://wanderingbearcoffee.com/pages/office-delivery

Here’s some info, straight from the source, about the Wandering Bear Cold Brew brand and their team’s commitment to great-tasting coffee that gets the job done.

THE COMPANY

This whole thing started in 2013 when we showed up to a grad school classroom each carrying a mason jar of homemade cold brew coffee. Within months we had rented a small kitchen in Queens, NY, working tirelessly (and over-caffeinated) to figure out how to scale our homebrew. We were obsessed. More than four years later that passion remains, and Wandering Bear is on a mission to become a favorite part of your day, every day.

THE COFFEE

For us, it’s always been about two things: taste and strength. What else do you really care about when it comes to coffee? Our brew is undeniably bold (so it stands up to ice), but surprisingly smooth with a bright, chocolaty finish. And it’s always ready to drink (no morning mixology required). For beans, we’re always on the search for the best. Right now, we’re brewing a Fair Trade organic Arabica from central Peru.

OUR PACKAGING

We are proud to say that we are the original cold brew in a box. We realized early on that completely eliminating air and light from our packaging was the only way to keep your delicious cold brew fresh after you’ve opened it. Now, we’ve expanded our line up from the OG “coffee on tap” box to include a full line of single-serving ready-to-enjoy coffee “on the go” cartons. Like the box, they are phenomenal at preserving flavor and are perfectly packaged for the occasion. Whether on tap or on-the-go, we have a brew for you.


Cold Brew FAQ

Maybe we need to back up a moment.  What even is cold brew?  How is it different from regular coffee?  Why do all the hipsters love it so much? We’ll lean on our friends at Wandering Bear to help answer some general coffee questions.

What is cold brew iced coffee?

Cold brew is a type of iced coffee made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time (between 12-24 hours). Traditional iced coffee is made by brewing hot coffee and then pouring it over ice. Unlike traditional iced coffee, the cold brew process eliminates heat and yields a bold, smooth coffee that’s low in acidity (and in our case, it has a rich chocolaty flavor).

What makes Wandering Bear cold brew so great?

We love cold brew because the process brings out the big, bold flavors of coffee while leaving behind some of the acids and oils that make traditional iced coffee taste so bitter. Our coffee has everything you love about coffee — rich chocolate and dark fruit notes, full body, and a surprisingly smooth finish — without the things you don’t, like bitterness or acidity. Because we really like our coffee (can you tell?), we package it in boxes that protect it from oxygen and light, the two factors that make coffee go stale.

Do I need to dilute Wandering Bear cold brew with milk or water?

Great question! Our coffee is ready-to-drink out of the box, so you don’t have to mess around with measuring out coffee and water before you’ve even had your morning coffee. That said, it’s your coffee, and it’s endlessly customizable: drink it straight black, with milk and sugar, in a smoothie, cocktail or add it to your favorite cold brew recipe.

What beans do you use in Wandering Bear cold brew?

We’re currently using a Fair Trade organic certified bean from Peru; we love this coffee and think it gives us the range of flavors that translate best to the cold brew method. The green beans are roasted fresh each week for every batch to capture the richness that makes our coffee so delicious.



Cooking With Cold Brew – Chocolate Chip Cold Brew Overnight Oats

We love overnight oats in the morning for a convenient, delicious breakfast on the go. These Overnight Oats can be made before leaving work in the afternoon and will be ready to enjoy when you arrive again in the morning.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons Wandering Bear Cold Brew Coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Pour mixture into a mason jar and allow to chill in the fridge overnight.
  • Enjoy your overnight oats the next morning!

Recipe Source: Wandering Bear Cold Brew

 

1. Convenience is key

Existing Aroma Coffee clients will find this service 100% seamless with your usual coffee and tea order.  Paper and janitorial supply orders are fulfilled along with your coffee service. Inventory is checked on each scheduled delivery date, and restocked janitorial supplies are ordered as needed.  It’s as if the janitorial supply store comes to you!

2. Our janitorial supply selection is broad

Aroma Coffee carries more than 10,000 name-brand janitorial and paper supplies including your favorite brands like Bounty, Windex, Clorox, and more.  No need to settle for off-brand cleaning products! Our selection of wholesale cleaning supplies is so broad that even we don’t carry your preferred janitorial supply currently, there’s a great chance we can obtain the product just for you.

3. Save time managing inventory and shopping for supplies

In business, time is money. If you’re spending time doing something, that’s the same as spending money.  Janitorial supplies are also delivered by your Aroma Coffee representative, who will even check your inventory and manage the restocking process for you!  We can also inventory your current supplies and make recommendations as to what cleaning products your office needs or alternatives to your current janitorial equipment.  So not only is that a convenient benefit, it’s a direct translation of time savings to dollar savings. Plus, no more last-minute runs to the store for supplies – our goal is to ensure you never run out of anything you need to make work happen.  

4. Affordable AND quality customer service

Offering 20% off your first janitorial supply or paper supply order! Call now and mention code “Spring20.”  Existing clients are invited to ask your friendly Aroma Coffee representative to bring along price list on your next delivery.  We like to keep things affordable as well as offer fantastic customer service. Our reps are friendly and helpful. We’re easy to reach. That’s our family’s secret recipe for staying in business nearly 50 years serving Florida’s gulf coast businesses!

Contact Aroma Coffee to receive a price quote by calling 800-448-9139 or filling out the new service form HERE. And don’t forget to mention Spring20 to save 20% on your next order!

Freshly ground coffee is a simple pleasure in life. Having freshly ground coffee can stimulate your senses and enhance the flavor of your favorite blends. A bean-to-cup machine is fully automated and does not require the use of a coffee grinder. So this simple pleasure becomes even more simple.

Traditionally, these machines are designed for larger offices or hotels that serve coffee at a high volume. Now, new machines are paving the way for a bean-to-cup experience in a cozy office with up to 50 people.

New to Aroma Coffee, The Sego espresso machine by Bravilor brings the possibility of bean-to-cup for a smaller office. The Sego is a fully automatic espresso machine with three canisters. One for coffee beans and two for instant ingredients such as topping (powdered milk) and cocoa. With the versatile Sego you can serve various drinks like Coffee crema, Café au lait, Cappuccino, Espresso, Americano, Latte Macchiato, Moccachino, and Hot Chocolate. All of course with the freshness of having your drink’s coffee beans ground instantly.

Because this machine is more compact, it can fit comfortably inside kitchenettes or small waiting rooms. The touch screen is user-friendly and offers over 30 choices of drink options so everyone enjoys their cup of java to their own specifications.
Enjoy the robust flavors of our gourmet blends by upgrading to our fine bean-to-cup brewers. The difference that this machine makes compared to classic coffee brewers is significant, especially for a coffee connoisseur. Try it for yourself, request the Sego today!

March 22nd is World Water Day. Drinking fresh water and staying hydrated has many health benefits. The consumption of water has increased in this decade alone. Water is the second most consumed beverage in the US today. (WebMD) Making the shift to drinking more water has many benefits like improved heart, joint & muscle health. Our bodies are made up of about 60-65% water, so replenishing the hydration you lose through the day to essential to living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. (usgs.gov)

Many Americans buy bottled water as their way of getting access to pure, filtered water. Unfortunately, the bad news is that those plastic bottles make up a large margin of waste created by humans. A staggering 80% of plastic water bottles that are purchased end up in landfills. “Each bottle leaks harmful chemicals into the environment and takes 1,000 years to decompose.” (healthyhumanlife.com)

Aroma Coffee provides water filtration systems that provide premium, fresh water for you and your employees without the cost and pollution that bottled water brings. We have several water systems that are available for a demo for you to try in your business or office.

Water Coolers: Standing and countertop water coolers come in a compact and sleek design that can fit on countertops and employee break rooms seamlessly.

Carbon Filtration Systems: Manufactured by Everpure, our water systems remove 99.9% of all fine particles from your water. Items such as dirt, chlorine, protozoan cyst, asbestos fibers, particulate lead, oxidized iron, aluminum, sulfur and manganese are removed from your water with this system. This System also eliminates 90%-99% of all detergents and fishy, musty and earthy tastes and odors from water.

Reverse Osmosis: Reverse Osmosis is the optimal way to rid water of impurities. Our R.O. systems utilize water line pressure to push tap water through a special membrane. This process significantly reduces the contaminants and conveniently rinses them down the drain.

Say no to plastic bottles, but yes to all the health benefits of staying hydrated by installing one of our top-shelf water purifying systems. All Aroma Coffee Aqua Systems are maintained and serviced by our certified technicians. Filters are changed regularly at no charge for our water-lovers.

Not only is this investment worth it for environmental reasons, but it also saves you money in the long run. By switching from bottled water to one of our water systems, you can save the same amount of money you spend on our services alone! Request a demo for any of these machines and see why life is better bottle-free.

Long days in the office can drone on, and towards the end of the day, the mid-afternoon hunger can attack you and your employees. No one can work to their best ability on an empty stomach!

That’s why Aroma Coffee Service provides more than just coffee for our customers. Our beverage and food service is a one-stop-shop for all of your office beverage and snacking needs. We carry thousands of items including everything from healthy snacks, bottled and canned juices to candy and canned soda.

Our snack orders are custom, so you are able to select the products that you know you and your employees will enjoy. Your Aroma Coffee sales representative will take inventory of your snacks and beverages to ensure that your office never runs out of your favorite snack products.

According to Harvard Business Review, “Food has a direct impact on our cognitive performance,” and a bad decision at the vending machine can derail a day’s worth of productivity. Healthier options provide sustained energy for high performance throughout the day. –Inc. Magazine

If you are interested in having a healthy work snack station, take a look at our suggestions!

Mixed nuts are a quick and protein-dense snack that can be eaten quickly at the desk.

Popcorn is a low calorie snack that will satisfy you between meals.

Beef jerky when prepared right is a lean protein that helps you stay fuller longer.

Dried fruit is a source of natural sugar to keep your blood sugar high during a long day.

Sparkling soda can be a great alternative to popular soft drinks high in sugar.

Whole grain crackers keep you more full than fried alternatives like chips!

Fruit juices can be useful for diabetics in the office or anyone who suffers from low blood sugar.

When it comes to productivity, the combination of coffee and working on a satisfied stomach lead to better concentration. Give your employees all the tools they need to take on the work week! Stock your office with healthy snacks. Request our custom snack orders today!


It’s the time of the year where we make resolutions and raise our standards. This year, why not make the resolution to upgrade your coffee machines? That’s right, out with the old and in with the new. Aroma Coffee provides state-of-the-art coffee machines ranging from single cup to bean-to-cup brewers. Along with our machines, we clean the equipment for you as well as swap pods.

The Dejong Duke Bean-to-Cup Brewer

Meet the ultimate Coffee Machine that will rival popular coffee houses everywhere. This nifty gadget has a touch-screen display making this a user-friendly, no-brainer office purchase. The Dejong Duke Brewer offers and array of popular barista-style drinks at your disposal, ranging from cappuccinos to espresso. If you like what you are reading, request a demo.

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration

Water systems are also a way of upping your office standards this year as well. We offer Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems to get rid of any impurities. By using this process, water contaminants are eliminated from your water. Get rid of the oversized, overly expensive water cooler and replace it with our economical Reverse Osmosis water treatment system to make your office a happier and healthier place! Many customers who switch to Reverse Osmosis water systems from traditional bottled water coolers find their savings higher than the cost of their coffee & tea service!

Learn more about this process here.

Ring in the new year by decluttering your office, and transitioning to sleeker and more compact water coolers and coffee machines. After all, the coffee you brew is only as good as the machine used to brew it. Find what you’re missing from your current machines! Make the resolution to raise your coffee standards in 2019. Try a demo of any of our machines today!


It’s that time of year where visions of holiday creamers and coffee blends dance in our heads. Do not fear… Aroma Coffee is now offering holiday blends and creamers for our customers! New creamer flavors like Carnation’s Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Mint liquid creamers can get anyone in the office excited for the holidays. There’s nothing better than wrapping your chilly hands around a piping hot mug of coffee.

 

   Java Nick’s Holiday Assorted Coffee contains Pumpkin Spice, Jamaican Me Christmas, Southern Pecan and White Christmas roast selections. These individual flavors are also available by the case. Pumpkin Spice K-Cups are also available for Alterra and Flavia Machines.

 

We have some other new products from your favorite brands, like Hurricane Coffee, who have added new products to the roaster like whole bean blends of N’oreaster, Category 5, and Cuba 1910. Also NEW from Hurricane Coffee, pods are now available in their traditional roasts like Generator, Colombia El Nino, N’oreaster, Category 5, Volcanic Sumatra and Cuba 1910.

 

For the first time, Aroma Coffee is proud to announce that we now offer a Non Dairy creamer, Silk Vanilla Liquid Creamer. This product is vegan for health-conscious and lactose intolerant coffee-lovers.

 

Become the Santa of the office when you order these seasonal holiday roasts and creamers. Get in the holiday spirit with any of these items! Try mixing our new holiday creamers and coffee blends for your own perfect cup of java that would make Santa jealous! Give us a call at 239-481-7262 today to bring holiday cheer in a cup to your office.

Did you know? Aroma Coffee offers Nespresso pods for your office coffee service.  Thanks to Nespresso’s high standards of quality and great selection, this amazing coffee will be the newest subject of conversation around the office coffee machine. Nespresso’s vast selection of pods range from the mild blends like the Lungo Forte to robust blends like the Ristretto Intenso. Flavored blends like Espresso Vanilla and Espresso Caramel are also available for those who have a sweet tooth.  We love that Nespresso works with farmers to produce their premium blends using sustainable methods.

 

In addition to carrying Nespresso coffee products, Aroma Coffee now carries Nunshen Tea. Nunshen Tea is prepared in the most traditional way to preserve the aromas and flavors of the leaves. These teas are entirely made from biodegradable natural materials with no artificial additives. Even the sachets are also handmade using 100% cotton to allow the teas to express their aromas. The tea selection ranges from flavorful black teas to delicate green teas infused with jasmine. Nunshen’s selection of Black or Rooibos teas are great for a quick afternoon pick-me-up.

 

These fine teas, like Nespresso, also work towards a sustainable environment. Nunshen has certified packaging by the Forest Stewardship Council and participates in environmental programs worldwide. Both of these socially responsible products are made in sustainable ways and can now be delivered to your company’s door. Try Aroma Coffee’s Nespresso pods to start your day and relax with a cup of Nunshen tea in the afternoon. Order Nespresso pods and Nunshen’s fine teas with your smiling Aroma Coffee representative today.

After water, coffee is the most widely-consumed beverage on the planet.  Here at Aroma Coffee, we deliver the leading coffee & tea products to offices and other commercial settings throughout the Tampa Bay area.  

Our team believes in the power of the humble coffee bean to fuel productivity and wellness at work, and we work hard every day to deliver great service and products with a smile.  Here’s why your company should upgrade your coffee offerings today by calling Aroma Coffee.

  1. Improves concentration and focus

From a productivity standpoint, coffee is a great source of caffeine, which can provide that much-needed jolt for increased employee output.  In an average cup of coffee, there are about 80mg of caffeine, and in two shots of espresso, that number rises to about 125mg.

Caffeine can enhance mental performance, alertness, and willpower, ensuring that employees can rely on coffee for that much-needed stamina and jolt of energy towards the end of the day.

2. Better coffee = happier employees

Coffee makes people happy… no data necessary to back up that fact!  Anxiety is often diminished by caffeine intake and most who aren’t “morning people” can attest that they feel better and more equipped to deal with stress after just one cup o’ joe.

Improving the office coffee selection is also a great way to encourage positivity around your workplace, and build community around the coffee station.  Let collaborations brew and ideas percolate (pardon the puns).

3. Attract young, hip employees

As far as the human resources team in your office is concerned, offering a diverse line-up of coffee is a fabulous perk for many millennial and Gen X employees, for whom intangible employee benefits are important.  Millennials comprise 44% of America’s coffee lovers, and are interested in the source of the beans and the quality of the coffee.  These young workers are so invested in coffee, they are spending more on java than their own retirement plans.  

They are also curious about trying new things that could amp up their “Instagram street cred” like nitro cold brew or coffee tonics.  Give the next generation of workforce what they’re looking for by upgrading your office coffee bar.

4.Save time & money

Hamilton Beach reports that on average, per worker, 24 minutes per day are spent making and drinking coffee… which means that on an annual basis, this amounts to about $400 per worker, per year lost to the quest for coffee.  Over the course of a working lifetime, 190 days are lost to coffee. Almost an entire year!

Why not make your coffee process more streamlined and efficient, using state-of-the-art coffee machines that make caffeine consumption a breeze?  Aroma Coffee has myriad options for single-cup systems that also ensure little product is wasted, saving you even more money.

5. Health benefits

Coffee consumption has been widely studied for links to health benefits.  Healthline reports that daily coffee intake can lower one’s risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, and even certain types of cancers.  There is also a possibility that coffee can extend one’s lifespan, burn fat and increase metabolism. For businesses and organizations concerned about wellness and overall quality of life improvements, offering a great coffee selection is a no-brainer.

Contact your Aroma representative about a free trial of our coffee service, a product/price sheet by simply sending an email to: phil@aromacoffee.net.

 

Running a business is difficult. Running a household is difficult. What happens when your business turns into a household? Suddenly, you’re focused on restocking soap dispensers and paper towels instead of landing the next account and nailing your 2 p.m. conference call.

Aroma Coffee will help.

With over 10,000 products in our catalog, we can supply all of your paper and janitorial needs. Better yet, your Aroma Coffee representative will check your inventory on each scheduled delivery date and restock items as necessary.

When Susie in accounting turns 57 and you provide cake for the entire office, it’s important to rest assured that there will be sufficient styrofoam plates and plastic forks. We can’t have your employees eating cake like a pizza off of paper towels. Your local representative will ensure her birthday celebration goes off without a hitch… at least, as far as plates and forks are concerned.

You no longer have to worry about keeping up your inventory.

The responsibilities of running a business are endless. Your office supply to-do list doesn’t have to be. Aroma Coffee will handle it for you. The most popular items we supply include the following:

Paper Towels
Toilet Tissue
Dispenser Tissue
Multifold Towels
C-Fold Towels
Single Fold Towels
Center Pull Towels
Dispenser Roll Towels
Facial Tissues
Styrofoam Plates
Paper Plates
Napkins
Plastic Cutlery
Cups (paper, plastic, and styrofoam)
Can Liners
Soap (dispenser, bar dishwashing)

Contact Aroma Coffee to receive a price quote by calling 800-448-9139 or filling out the new service form HERE.