Initially considered a “drink of the Gods,” cocoa drinks were normally mixed with spices, peppers, wine and hot water. Bitter and spicy, the drink was normally only given to kings and members of the court. The drink was believed to contain “magical properties.” Determined to enjoy the beverage in the afterlife, one Mayan ruler had pottery vessels filled with cocoa placed in his burial chamber.
It wasn’t until the Spanish got a hold of it that cocoa drinks became sweetened. A popular after-dinner treat, hot chocolate’s popularity swept the nation and soon it was being incorporated into baked goods all over Europe.
In 1657, London’s first chocolate-house was opened and it was advertised in an English newspaper. Coffeehouses also began selling chocolate beverages and both began catering parties, political gatherings and discussions amongst the upper class.
In 1828, a chemist named Coenrad J. Van Houten patented a lower-fat powdery form of chocolate. Made in block or cake form, it was able to be reduced to cocoa powder. Because this powder was able to be made in “bulk,” so to speak, it was made more affordable. Initially, Van Houten pressed his cocoa with natural alkaline salts, a process that came to be called “Dutch-Processed.” Which produces milder and creamer cocoa.
Caffe D’Vita uses Dutch-processed Chocolate to create our premium, rich and creamy hot cocoa. It is low-fat and not made with any trans fat or hydrogenated oils. It is available in cases of 6-1lb cans or cases of 36 single-serve envelopes. You can also purchase cases of Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa made with Splenda ®. These cases come with 6-10 oz cans.
Caffe D’Vita’s products have a long shelf life, are kosher and gluten free, are quick to make using water only (no milk) The premium ingredients are guaranteed to produce accurate serving results every time. For foodservice customers, we offer ‘cocoa freeze’, an authentic rich blend of cocoa, creamer and sugar that produces an outstanding chocolate smoothie. Our unique customer service and promotional support is backed by over 37 years of experience in the premium beverage industry.
If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers. To contact us, simply call 800-200-5005 x315. Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 37 years.
To download a Caffe D’Vita foodservice sell sheet, visit: http://www.caffedvita.com/foodservice/classic.htm
Caffe D’Vita’s Foodservice Lineup:
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Chai Tea Lattes
Single Serve Envelopes
Soft Serve Dessert Mixes