We’re Proud To Help Keep Our Roads Clean

For over 20 years, CDC has proudly sponsored the cleanup of a one-mile stretch of New York City’s Grand Central Parkway.  We are happy to see the roadway kept clean and beautiful, looking so much better than the mess it was before.  We must say, it is fun to see our name on the sign… Read more »

NYC Foam Container Ban Overturned

Technically, New York City instituted a ban on the sale of foam cups, plates, bowls, and containers in July – although we have been in the midst of a six-month grace period with no enforcement. Now, a judge has thrown out the ban entirely. New York Times: Judge Strikes Down New York City’s Ban on… Read more »

Eco-Friendly Paper Cup Transition

Our previously-blogged switch-over from Solo cups to International Paper cups includes a transition of our eco-friendly paper cups, from Solo’s “Bare” brand to International Paper’s “Tree” brand. Like Bare cups, Tree cups are considered “green” because they are made with post-consumer fiber. You will see this referenced with the acronym “PCF.”     The new Tree cups… Read more »

Solar Panels Offset 30% Of CDC’s Electric Use

Time flies! We’ve now had our roof solar panels up for nearly a year and a half. We have enough data to quantify their effectiveness, and we’re very pleased with the results!     Our solar panels were installed during December, 2010 and became operational in January, 2011 (just in time for some epic snow… Read more »

Estate Select Coffee From NYC’s Greenest Roaster

We would like to congratulate our roaster, Eldorado Coffee Roasters, on the news of their 240.24 kilowatt solar array. Over the course of the year, Eldorado will generate enough clean solar energy to offset 100% of their electricity needs. We proudly join them in proclaiming Eldorado to be “the only green coffee roaster in New… Read more »

New CDC Vans Are Born!

As we speak, the newest generation of CDC vans are being prepared for their debut. We are phasing in brand new, sleek, fuel-efficient Ford Transit Vans to replace the larger vans that have traditionally been used by our army of repair technicians. Once we finish equipping them with the famous Coffee Distributing Corp. decals, these… Read more »

Mighty Leaf Tea Now Available

By popular demand, Coffee Distributing Corp. is now stocking Mighty Leaf Tea as a premium tea option.    Mighty Leaf Teas   Mighty Leaf Tea is a specialty tea company based in California. Mighty Leaf pioneered the concept of a large tea pouch, filled with whole tea leaves and herbs for superior quality. Their signature,… Read more »

How Are Our New Solar Panels Working?

Opening up the electricity bill each month isn’t supposed to be this much fun! Our new solar panels were installed just before the calendar turned to 2011, and with the snowy winter behind us and the summer sun shining bright, we are finally able to start quantifying the benefits. We are proud to report that… Read more »

Mars Drinks’ Impressive, Sustainable Production Facility

I took a day trip down to West Chester, PA to tour Mars Drinks’ North American headquarters and packing plant, home of Flavia. What an impressive operation!     Unfortunately, photography of the production line is prohibited. It is a sight to behold, with high tech equipment and talented staff working in tandem across multiple… Read more »

Single-Cup Coffee? 9 Reasons To Choose Flavia

We are the office refreshments experts: we sell Flavia, Keurig, Tassimo, and all of the single-cup office coffee solutions. We turn a huge volume of Mars Drinks filterpacks and K-Cups through our warehouse — tens of millions of each per year — so we are equipped to handle any customer need. However, our experience with… Read more »

What Is Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee? [VIDEO]

This short video, produced to coincide with Earth Day 2011, explains the Rainforest Alliance, and Rainforest Alliance certified coffee farms:   Many of the Alterra coffees for your Flavia brewer are Rainforest Alliance certified. Learn more on our Flavia sustainability page. Video source: The Rainforest Alliance’s Vimeo page

We Love Sunny Days!

Check out the difference in energy generated by our roof’s solar panels March 20th versus March 21st. As if we needed another reason to be excited for those sunny summer days that are right around the corner! We can’t wait to see how much clean solar energy our new solar panels can produce during peak… Read more »

What Is Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee?

The Rainforest Alliance is a non-profit organization (much like the well-known Fair Trade organization), that works with coffee farmers and other agricultural producers to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainability.     The Rainforest Alliance works directly with farmers to teach and encourage good land-use practices. Specifically, the Alliance requires the maintenance or restoration of a… Read more »

Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Water Bottles!

Did you know that in addition to carrying the well-known water brands — such as Aquafina, Dasani, Evian, Fiji, Perrier, Poland Spring and more — Coffee Distributing Corp. also offers a 100% biodegradable option? We already sell approximately 50 cases per week of this new, eco-friendly product line, and it’s growing fast! Not sure what… Read more »

Coffee Distributing Corp. Now Using Green Solar Energy!

Back on December 13th, we announced that we were in the midst of installing solar panels on our two New York warehouse roofs.     Well, we’re very pleased to announce that the installation has been completed — just in time to beat the biggest snow storm in recent memory! If the sun ever comes… Read more »