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Aisha Kabani

Eagle Beverage Vice President

Read the newest blog by Aisha Kabani and see how a family owned manufacturing company manages the different facets of creating spectacular products & sharing them with the world.

The Circle of Conservation

Alan Menken and Stephen Laurence Schwartz wrote Colors of the Wind for the movie “Pocahontas” and today I’m reminded of the importance of their lyrics:…
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Reflection & Thank You

As we wind down the year and look back, it was definitely a year fraught with twists and turns.  Could anyone have imaged 2016 would…
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A-Musing about the Seahawks

Everytime I think about the Seattle Seahawks, I can’t decide if I’m naively optimistic about them, or cautiously pessimistic… And here’s why… Sometimes they are…
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Strength Through Diversity

Diversity is important in the workplace.  At Eagle, we pride ourselves on our diverse team who come from an array of countries – Nepal, Somalia,…
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Changes to Labeling Laws

Over the next year or so, the FDA is requiring changes to nutrition panels.  For larger companies with a bevy of techs able to assist…
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Best Coffee Cities in the World

A recent article at ccn.com listed the top 8 cities for coffee. (http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/04/travel/best-coffee-cities/index.html?hpt=tr_c2) In reading through the list, I’ve been to most of the cities…
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Flavored Beer

On a visit to SE Asia to one of our customers we were introduced to a new craze…. Flavored beer. Truthfully, I do not like…
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Happy New Year

It is with great excitement that I start to write for the blog again.  First of all, Happy New Year to all of you.  From…
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Feeding my Apple Addiction

I am an Apple(R) addict.  I am an early adopter of all Apple products and I see nothing wrong with owning all iPhone generations and…
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Conducting a Blind Tasting

Conducting a blind tasting takes an assortment of skills and a variety of characters.  First, the skills: Analytical – what do you present to the…
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Reasons to be Thankful

Sometimes, we move too fast.  One May day, I was excited to be presenting a margarita mix to a local Mexican chain that has about…
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Vodka Neat or in a Cocktail

The origin of vodka is heavily debated between Poles and Russians as no one can for sure say when the knowledge of distilling spirits spread…
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Dubai, late 2010

I’ve been to Dubai about five times in as many years and this most recent trip in November was definitely different.  In years past, Dubai…
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Inside and outside of the Box

Louis Pasteur said “Chance favors the prepared mind.” In competition, this is key because most of the time, people only see what they want to…
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The Flavors of Provence

The south of France is a a delight to the senses.  Visually exquisite, cuisine that is simple, fresh and flavorful, sounds of wildlife, birds and…
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A-A-T-M-F

I recently attended a beer tasting at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, TX. As an aside, Cowboy Stadium is amazing. It is high tech, has great…
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The Jerk/Sucker Tradeoff

I was at a class recently taught by Professor Sonia Marciano a Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the New York University Stern…
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Blue Hawaiian Mix

We recently had a request for a Blue Hawaiian Mix and discussions started flying around the office as to what made good Blue Hawaiian. One…
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Paul Ettinger, Caffe Nero

“Always have friends with a high net worth. You never know when you are going to need their help.” – Paul Ettinger. The changes to…
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Buck Hendrix, Starbucks

Buck Hendrix has a long history with Starbucks, starting in Procurement. He currently is the Starbucks President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and he…
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Europe’s Coffee Show

The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe held it’s Caffe Culture Conference & World Championships – World Barista Championship 2010 convention this year in London, from…
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24/7 Quality Control

Managing quality control is a 24/7 job. It is easy to think that managing quality is all about making sure the right product, with the…
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The Handle of Invitation

Did you know? Eighty-seven years ago, In 1923, Coca Cola introduced a six-pack cardboard carton that was described as “a home package with a handle…
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The Recommended Daily Allowance

When it comes to food and drink, everything in moderation is my motto. Within the beverage industry, over the past 15 years, there has been…
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The Restaurant Show 2010

Every year, small businesses have the dilemna of choosing the best industry trade show to hawk their wares and capture new customers. The National Restaurant…
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The Booze Cruise

We spend a lot of time talking about specialty beverages, but very little about the other ingredients. Here, our R&D has written a summary of…
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Sugared Toppings

We get a lot of requests for sugars and toppings. Toppings are beverage enhancements that essentially decorate the beverage. These sweet toppings can range from…
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Lets Talk Tea

First thing in the morning, I like to drink tea. Tea is the most popular drink around the world and cafés are using tea in…
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Fruit Based Products

We are all about Fruit based products at Eagle. In manufacturing fruit products, we get to taste so many delicious fruits and combine them with…
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Powders

As we head into spring, we should talk about Powdered bases. These are one of the fastest growing segments in the market today and is…
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Versatile Sauces

Sauces are versatile products but fairly specialized. The most common sauce is chocolate (what a surprise), which is used to make hot or cold mochas.…
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Machine-age

Have you ever seen the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy and Ethel go to work in a chocolate factory? The chocolates are coming off…
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Metal Detectors

Metal detectors are often one of the last steps in processing food products. This simple step assures that food products do not contain any metal…
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Specialty Coffee

In my opinion, within specialty coffee, there are four main components: 1. The coffee – It is all about the beans where they are sourced…
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At Eagle, we make straws.

Making samples can be a real pain. At Eagle, we make straws. And you would think a straw is a straw, a paper wrap is…
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Did you know…

Did you know, German chocolate cake does not come from Germany. In 1852, Sam German developed a sweet baking chocolate bar for Baker’s Chocolate Company.…
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Glass vs. Plastic

Plastic bottles are not as sturdy as glass bottles, which have large implications in the beverage industry. One reason is glass bottles can be hot…
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The FDA and Sugar

The FDA recently published a preliminary guidance document relating to the labeling of sugar? This is interesting for all those of us who use different…
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What is October’s flavor profile?

Every fall, as the leaves change color and the weather cools, at Eagle Beverage, we look at the holiday flavors with anticipation.  This month, we’ve…
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Did you know…

English coffee houses in the 17th and 18th century were viewed with suspicion by the crown as centers of unregularted discussion. Known as “Penny Universities”…
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