How to keep coffee distribution up with demand

Undoubtedly, coffee moves feelings and passions. It provides moments of peace and tranquility between the busy hours of the day and seduces us with its sweet taste and aroma. For this reason, today, October 1st, we cannot fail to celebrate such an important day for all our partners, coffee distributors and lovers. 

Coffee is the second most consumed beverage worldwide, and it has been proven that caffeine consumption can increase your metabolism from 3% to 11%. But, How can each distributor keep up with the demand for coffee?

Coffee Varieties

There are several factors that intervene to keep up with the demand of coffee, and undoubtedly the roasting of coffee is very important.  There are different varieties of coffee species, but the two most commercialized are:

Arabica (Caffea arabica), is a variety highly appreciated for its strong aroma, acidity and delicate flavor. It is mainly produced in Latin America, Central and Eastern Africa and India. The second is Canéfora or Robusta (Caffea caneophora or robusta), this coffee is characterized by its strong body, flavor and lower degree of acidity. It can be found in West Africa and Southeast Asia.

Differences (taste and properties) 

There are certain differences between natural coffee and the blends that we see in supermarkets. Natural coffee to roasted coffee from supermarkets can interfere quite a bit in the body of the product, which gives the coffee a stronger color, more body and a bit more bitterness. Regarding the properties of the product, these are basically the same, since the caffeine content does not vary between one product and the other. However, natural coffee will be "healthier", since it does not contain added sugars.

However, in the rest of Europe, the blend or mixture is understood as a mixture of origins. What is the perfect blend? Once again, it’s a matter of taste. As an example: a Colombian, Kenyan, Guatemalan or Costa Rican provides great aroma, a Haitian or Brazilian with a hint of bitterness, an Ivory Coast or Ugandan with body and strength and finally an Ethiopian with a smooth body.

Differences between coffee, decaffeinated and soluble coffee?

Decaffeinated coffee is stripped of its caffeine content.

The result is a coffee that looks almost the same as the original, differing only in the thin silver film that is lost through breakage when the bean swells when moistened. Once roasted, its appearance is darker and its bitterness is less, because the caffeine confers 10% of the bitterness. 

Certain aroma and flavor characteristics are also attenuated depending on the decaffeinating process used. Finally, conservation is less delicate, as some fats that cause bad odor and flavor when oxidized disappear during the process.

As for soluble coffee, this is the coffee extract (roasted or decaffeinated) obtained thanks to the dehydration or drying of the coffee. The process consists of the elaboration of a large quantity of the prepared beverage in industrial steel coffee pots hermetically sealed to conserve the aromas. The extract is subsequently filtered, and the water is eliminated by dehydration. 

In this technique, a punctual thermal treatment is applied that eliminates the water and allows obtaining dry soluble coffee. It is the most widely used and commercialized.

INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

Coffee consumption is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace due to the influence of socio-economic changes in different countries and information technology. Access to mobile software and easy integration with e-commerce platforms have enabled coffee roasters to offer subscription-based coffee services and direct-to-consumer sales on a large scale this year.

Mobile software that automates these processes, can streamline them and ensure that orders and other information are captured throughout the distribution chain.

Listaso Catalog

With Listaso's digital catalog, sales representatives can show their customers the products through images with all the features of their merchandise, optimizing efficiency and effectiveness in sales and thus generating a better price control.  

Allows your salespeople to quickly and easily identify what they are selling.

Coffee distributors do not need a platform that limits them and their sales representatives. Sales reps or any other employee in the distribution industry are constantly on the move and need a mobile application to make sure they can perform each of their tasks, no matter where they are, in the most efficient manner. 

Our B2B sales app is perfect for reps to take on the go, as it can be installed on any mobile device, iOS or Android, and provides them with the information they need to excel at any sales task and of course guaranteeing their service 

It also allows them to see the prices of the products for each store they visit, by means of a price list. Our catalog is differentiated in many other aspects beyond the essential aspect and the inclusion of indispensable information. The main purpose of displaying prices is to present information about a product such as price, quantities, measurements and information related to the sale of each item (information about the company and the purchase).

Listaso's mobile sales app solves problems for warehouse staff by allowing them to manage the sales process more easily and efficiently, using the scanner to avoid confusion and meet daily demand.

Sales reps can have up-to-date inventory information at their fingertips, and can plan routes, process payments, create orders and invoices, and create reports, all within a single platform. These solutions are designed to manage end-to-end distribution, making it easier for coffee distributors to stay organized.

In Conclusion 

The coffee industry is quite broad and provides an enormous diversity and quality of product that is increasingly recognized not only in the U.S. market but also in many other countries. 

As they grow, coffee distributors need mobile solutions to help them continue to expand their products to new locations. Without mobile systems, it would be even more difficult to ensure delivery of goods in the right conditions and meet deadlines. Mobile distribution software can make a big difference in streamlining processes that are normally considered complicated.

If you want the best mobile solution to boost your business and improve your distribution processes, schedule a free demo or call us at 305-912-7770.

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