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News Sampler: Door County Coffee Singles, Parallel 44 Expands, Cronut Update

by Jeff Flynt

There are days when one blog with one topic just won't do. So here's a collection of tidbits to discuss heading into this weekend.

Door County Coffee Expands into Singles Market

For the first time, a Wisconsin coffee roaster is jumping into the single serve market.

Door County Coffee and Tea Company is selling six of its best-selling flavors for use in Keurig coffee brewers.

“With nearly one out of five consumers’ now enjoying coffee from their Single Serve Brewer daily, it was critical that we made this option available to our customers.” said Randy Morrow, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Door County Coffee. “We’ve closely followed the increasing demand for this item and felt the timing was right for us as the usage of Single Serve Cups continues to grow exponentially.” 

Door County Coffee Single Serve Cups are compatible with nearly all Keurig coffee machines expect the Vue. The six varieties available include Breakfast Blend, Cinnamon Hazelnut, Highlander Grogg, Heavenly Caramel, Sinful Delight, and Vanilla Crème Brulee. 

They are available for purchase at Door County Coffee and Tea's Carlsville store, along with other retailers in the Midwest.

Parallel 44 Winery Opens Door County Location

Today (June 7th), our friends at Parallel 44 Winery will open the doors to their second location in Door County.

It will be called Door 44 Winery and is located at 4020 Wisconsin Highway 42/57 on the outskirts of Sturgeon Bay.

The new winery will feature wines made from grapes grown in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.

It's a 3,000 square foot space with a tasting room featuring views of the wine production area. It also has a circular tasting bar, which was designed to mimic the shape of a wine barrel.

They will be opened in Door County every day.

Cronut Follow Up

Last week, I told you about the cronut craze gripping New York City.

Now, the Huffington Post is reporting about some of the obvious fallout from this pastry trend. It's the black market.

Honestly, who didn't see this one coming? They only make a select number, and cap the cronuts sold to each customer. With lines that long, much like any concert or sporting event, those who show up extra early are looking to go into business for themselves.

I can tell you that cronuts could be coming to the Fox Valley soon. Right now details are scarce, but we could see Wisconsinites lining up just like New Yorkers to grab these delicacies each and every morning.

Or, I could be pulling your dough since today is National Donut Day. You be the judge.