BIGGBY COFFEE Fans Called On to Choose Next Signature Beverage From Customer Submitted Recipes

Jun 10, 2010, 17:10 ET from BIGGBY COFFEE

EAST LANSING, Mich., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BIGGBY COFFEE is looking to its coffee-loving fanatics to choose the next signature BIGGBY BEAR specialty beverage in the ultimate taste test between the top five recipes submitted in last month's "Invent-a-Drink" contest.

The leading coffee retailer has added the five finalist recipes to the menu at all of its 109 stores so that customers can try them between now and June 23rd.  One vote will be tallied for each drink purchased.  In addition, a single vote can be placed online at  

The "BEAR" recipe with the most votes tallied earns a spot on the drink list, in addition to worldwide distinction as the next greatest BIGGBY BEAR drink in the land! Its creator will also win an Apple iPad and a BIGGBY COFFEE prize pack. The second prize winner will receive an Apple iTouch.

The finalists include:

  • Chuckle Bear: a character-rich blend of caramel, chocolate and almond flavors
  • Bear Paw: a unique combination of caramel, chocolate and coconut
  • Island Bear: a breezy twist of caramel, coconut and vanilla flavors
  • Campfire Bear: a camp-ready concoction of chocolate, marshmallow and almond
  • Das Bear: a rich blend of caramel, almond and coconut

The finalists were chosen from more than 7,200 creative recipes submitted by BIGGBY COFFEE fans during the past two months. All of the beverages feature Monin Syrups (, a leading manufacturer of flavored syrups and sponsor of the BIGGBY BEAR contest.

A printable coupon good for $1 off any of the five finalist drinks is available for download at

Vote early.  Vote often.  Let your voice be heard for the most delicious coffee drink in the world!


East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY COFFEE opened a single store in March of 1995 based on the founding principle that coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike would benefit from a less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet cafe paradigm. BIGGBY COFFEE introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, and barista staff surprised guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day.  The "Big Orange 'B'" caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 109 cafes across five states including Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, South Carolina and Wisconsin.  For more information, visit