Coffee's influence expands to savory, sweet foods

Coffee's influence expands to savory, sweet foods

Chefs value coffee for its subtly bitter undertones

Over the past couple of decades, no item on the menu has undergone a more dramatic transformation than coffee, which has transitioned from a commodity, bottomless-cup giveaway to a value-added signature that drives traffic and margins. The category continues to evolve at a rapid pace with recent innovations like Starbucks’ introduction of Cold-Brew Coffee and Chick-fil-A’s commitment to THRIVE, a farmer-direct, sustainably sourced coffee supplier. Hipsters are swilling nitro c

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