Barnie’s: The Stimulating Secret to Staying Cool This Summer

Keeping Orlando caffeinated for almost 40 years, Barnie’s Coffee & Tea is a hometown brand that’s well-known for its revered collections of everyday flavors and unique seasonal offerings, including the ever-popular Santa’s White Christmas. Over the years, Barnie’s has evolved from local and regional coffee shops to national distribution and global impact. More recently, the company has expanded its iconic brand locally through licensing opportunities in EA Sports Tiburon Studio and the Orlando Science Center.

Now Barnie’s has also widened its reach globally by offering a new line of premium coffee that’s guaranteed to keep you cool and caffeinated this summer, all the while contributing to a worthy cause. Crop•Ex is a high-end collection of small batch coffee that is roasted in Orlando and helps give back globally. A portion of the proceeds from each bag of Crop•Ex directly supports Coffee Kids International, a nonprofit organization devoted to enriching the lives of young coffee farmers in coffee-growing regions across the world.

As coffee farmers in these countries grow older, they are retiring from the family trade and their children are stepping into their roles. Coffee Kids helps these young farmers through education and implementation of updated processing capabilities, which are pertinent to efficiently harvest and produce coffee. Since 1988, Coffee Kids has assisted 200,000 coffee-farming families in over 400 communities, and Barnie’s is passionate about Crop•Ex’s impact on this worthy organization.

Growing in popularity, the powerful Crop•Ex line is now offered nationwide in The Fresh Market, as well as online, so coffee drinkers everywhere can unite in this global movement. The collection is roasted in small batches that produce eight to nine bags at a time. Featuring single origin, traceable coffees from around the globe, customers can trace each variety of Crop•Ex to its literal roots from the mountains and valleys of Ethiopia, Indonesia, Costa Rica and family farms across the world. With beans sourced from trusted coffee growers and roasted to bring out the bean’s best natural qualities, every bag is signed and dated to demonstrate Barnie’s commitment to fresh, high-quality coffee. A perfect addition to your summertime soirees, Crop•Ex makes a fantastic, smooth iced coffee that will cool you down while those temperatures are creeping up.

While Barnie’s believes in keeping its headquarters and roasting facility here in Orlando, the company is also committed to this incredible global initiative. Known in Central Florida for its local history, quality coffee and customer-centric brand, it’s clear that Barnie’s and Crop•Ex are the refreshing coffee choices that caffeine-lovers will be stocking up to keep cool this summer.

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee


– Mason jar
– Ice cubes (enough to fill the jar)
– Crop•Ex (brewed)
– 4 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk
– 2 teaspoons caramel syrup
– Pinch of sea salt
– Half and half to taste

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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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