Wegmans Moves to High-Yield Coffee

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Changes are brewing with Wegmans store-brand canned coffee. At a time when brands are switching from 100% arabica beans to blends that include less expensive robusta beans, the retailer is taking a different approach to control costs. Its coffee suppliers have developed a grinding and roasting process that produces the same number of cups with fewer ground beans. The system exposes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Changes are brewing with Wegmans store-brand canned coffee.

At a time when brands are switching from 100% arabica beans to blends that include less expensive robusta beans, the retailer is taking a different approach to control costs.

Its coffee suppliers have developed a “high-yield” grinding and roasting process that produces the same number of cups with fewer ground beans.

“The system exposes more surface area of the ground bean, so there ar

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