Photograph courtesy of Saputo Foodservice
Half & half has carved out an indisputable spot in the coffee category. Datassential research confirms, in fact, that operators use half & half in the front of the house more than any other type of cream, due in part to its popularity as a coffee add-in. But one-third of operators also use it as a back-of-house ingredient.
Many operators view the milk/cream hybrid—which typically contains 10.5% to 18% milkfat—as more than just a way to add a touch of creaminess to java. Jaimie Mertz, owner of The Red Bandana Bakery in Bethesda,