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Things Get Spicy at the KMO Booth #5553

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

The new tantalizingly spicy flavored coffee treat, Java Spice, is unveiled at the Kaffe Magnum Opus booth # 5553 this morning. Exotic and captivating… this flavored coffee is a wonderful blending of cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, ginger and vanilla. Perfect for the coffeehouse or gourmet retailer looking to set themselves apart from the crowd. It’s opening day of the Summer Fancy Food Show so start your morning off right… stop by and have a cup of Java Spice today!

Best Regards,


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Summer Fancy Food Show Opens Sunday June 27th

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, the Summer Fancy Food Show is the place to be this weekend. Currently a flurry of activity with exhibtors rushing to prepare their booths for the next three days of showing and selling.

Kaffe Magnum Opus (Booth 5553) is set to welcome coffeehouse and gourmet retailers who want to increase their profits and gain a competitive advantage within their marketplace. Stop by and sample the opening days selection of specialty coffees.   At the booth savor flavored coffees such as French Cognac, Java Spice and Jamaican Me Crazy. Featured regular coffee choices include Fair Trade Organic El Toro Loco, Black Satin and the Guatemalan Finca La Tacita estate coffee.

Stop by and say hello to us.

Can’t make it to the show… No problem!  Visit the KMO online store at or call in (800) 652-5282.

Colombian Coffee Price Increase

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Colombia has raised the price of Colombian Supremo by $.75 per pound of green at the port of entry.  This translates into a increased cost per pound of roasted coffee of $1.00.  This has all taken place in the last few weeks.  The crop was also short and demand from large companies has increased. 

This puts significant pressure on the price of Colombian and the price of the coffee’s that include it.  Flavored coffee contains all Colombian Supremo;  many of the most popular Kaffe Magnum Opus blends, such as House Blend contain significant amounts. 

Folgers has recently increased its price by 19% at retail.  So if you were selling at $10 per pound, the new price would be 12

We are working on options such as substituting other coffees – Mexicans, Peruvians and other milds are a possibility.

Our plan is to provide you with a choice: continue with Colombians at a somewhat higher price or move temporarily to a blend or a flavored coffee using a substitute.

Colombian Supremos are terrific balanced coffees.  Personally, my favorite blend is Special Blend and I consume 2 pots a day.  I plan to continue with the Colombians.

For flavored coffee, I’d consider moving slowly to the substitute.  That is, I’d mix the substitute with the flavored coffee, gradually moving the mixture to the new blend.  Kaffe Magnum Opus will make available both the existing blends and new ones with substitutes.

Bob Johnson, Founder