"Beyond the buzz created around the early release of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, there is something big brewing in the U.S. coffee market. American’s consumption habits are shifting across the beverage industry, and consumers are increasingly seeking their next caffeine fix from chilled, on-the-go coffee options over energy drinks and carbonated soft drinks."
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Java, cuppa Joe, go juice, hojo, or whatever one wants to call coffee, a ready-made cup of it is not far from reach for the majority of U.S. consumers. In addition to coffee served at restaurants and other foodservice outlets, there are 33,129 gourmet coffee shops in the U.S., a 2 percent increase in units from last year, based on a recent restaurant census conducted by The NPD Group.
ItÛªs that time of year again for falling leaves, football games, and the annual tradition of limited-time-offer pumpkin specialty drinks. Turns out that itÛªs one of the favorite times of the year for foodservice operators who offer the limited-time drinks because their businesses benefit in more ways than one, reports The NPD Group.