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    Opinion in coffee mixes?

    There are some company produce mixes of some type of coffee and frappes as
    Big Train Company.

    This meaning when we want made iced mocha, we don't need to make shot of espresso and additional cocoa powder, only blend mix with milk and iced.

    Also there are mixes to drinks don't contain coffee (coffee free drinks) such as caramel frappe, vanilla frappe, strawberry .... etc, and there are mixes for hot drinks too.

    what your opinion in coffee mixes and coffee free mix for commercial using?
    There are some company produce mixes of some type of coffee and frappes as Big Train Company .

    This meaning when we want made iced mocha, we don't need to make shot of espresso and additional cocoa powder, only blend mix with milk and iced.
    Also there are mixes to drinks don't contain coffee (coffee free drinks) such as caramel frappe, vanilla frappe, strawberry .... etc. Finally there are mixes for hot drinks.

    what your opinion in coffee mixes and coffee free mixes for commercial using?
    Last edited by jaf; 04-27-2013 at 09:08 AM.

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    why are you repeating yourself

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    I personally do not like the mixes. Try using syrup/sauce instead of powder. It breaks up easier. Cost wise it has to be cheaper to make it traditionally.
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

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    I'm familiar with the Big Train mixes for smoothies. The cafe where I used to work used Big Train for about 4 years and then, because it was less expensive, they switched to using syrups instead (Torani, DaVinci, etc.) There was an obvious drop in sales when that happened, so they really didn't end up saving any money.

    I liked the way the Big Train mixes tasted - it was much better than the syrup method. The smoothies made with the Big Train strawberry mix tasted like strawberry, but the syrups made them taste like cough medicine. The smoothies made with the hazelnut and vanilla Big Train mixes were always popular, and many people asked for a shot of espresso in them.

    The iced mocas were blended using a shot of espresso and the chocolate Big Train mix, (along with the milk and crushed ice). They were very popular.

    If you can make your own syrups, which can be a big production, you'll like the result better. But if you use bottled syrups, be prepared for an obvious artificial taste. Big Train may be worth considering.

    Rose

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    Your question is good, but I don't think to repeat me I like to know (1)who is better mixes or syrup/sauce, (2) Whichever is more economical in free coffee drinks only.

    Also, I think it is a suitable option for those who cann't provide equipment at the beginning, and take this option as temporary solution.

    topher and PinkRose
    I'll take your opinion into consideration.

    There is another option to flavour of coffee and drinks are using fruit puree and nuts paste. what your opinion in this option also?

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    Pink Rose. In my shop we use Low fat yogurt, Ghiradellichocolate, monin syrups, coffee ice cubes and espresso. I'm telling you it blows big train out of the water!
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    Hey Topher,

    I can see how it would blow Big Train out of the water!


    Rose

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkRose View Post
    I'm familiar with the Big Train mixes for smoothies. The cafe where I used to work used Big Train for about 4 years and then, because it was less expensive, they switched to using syrups instead (Torani, DaVinci, etc.) There was an obvious drop in sales when that happened, so they really didn't end up saving any money.

    I liked the way the Big Train mixes tasted - it was much better than the syrup method. The smoothies made with the Big Train strawberry mix tasted like strawberry, but the syrups made them taste like cough medicine. The smoothies made with the hazelnut and vanilla Big Train mixes were always popular, and many people asked for a shot of espresso in them.

    The iced mocas were blended using a shot of espresso and the chocolate Big Train mix, (along with the milk and crushed ice). They were very popular.

    If you can make your own syrups, which can be a big production, you'll like the result better. But if you use bottled syrups, be prepared for an obvious artificial taste. Big Train may be worth considering.

    Rose
    If toy can write more ideas and recipes with big train?

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    Hi jaf,

    I'm not sure what you were asking when you....If toy can write more ideas and recipes with big train?

    Rose

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    have not tried big company mixes before. but will do as your post made me curious on what their mixed have to offer .

    flori
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