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  • $61 Sexagintuple Frap 2.0 Breaks Starbucks Free Drink Record

    07/14/2014 6:22:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Consumerist ^ | July 14, 2014 | Laura Northrup
    Sameera planned carefully for her attempt at breaking a world record. She obtained permission from the store where her attempt would take place, and even made sure to alert media outlets ahead of time. She even brought the proper equipment and a support team. What record was she out to break? She sought to make the most expensive single free Starbucks drink of all time. The initial cash register total was more than $60, but scanning her loyalty card brought the total down to $57.75. You know, only $57.75. The previous record, as you may have learned from Consumerist or...
  • How Coffee Fueled the Civil War

    07/12/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | JON GRINSPAN
    It was the greatest coffee run in American history. The Ohio boys had been fighting since morning, trapped in the raging battle of Antietam, in September 1862. Suddenly, a 19-year-old William McKinley appeared, under heavy fire, hauling vats of hot coffee. The men held out tin cups, gulped the brew and started firing again. “It was like putting a new regiment in the fight,” their officer recalled. Three decades later, McKinley ran for president in part on this singular act of caffeinated heroism. At the time, no one found McKinley’s act all that strange. For Union soldiers, and the lucky...
  • Coffee-Flavored Wine in a Can Exists

    06/26/2014 1:15:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    If you're going to drink wine in a can, you should probably make it coffee-flavored, and fantastically enough, this stuff comes in two low-cal, slim-can "flavors," if you will: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino. Being the first to market with a coffee wine is a not-inconsiderable bump in mirth from the people at Friends Fun Wine, "creators of the 'fun wine' category," albeit one that was previously limited to hum-drum canned sangria and even less fun 6 percent ABV strawberry moscato. Still, it all feels a bit uninspired, so long as Aussies keep throwing back Nerds-Nutella coffee bombs,...
  • Soon, Your Car Can Run On Coffee!

    06/21/2014 11:53:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | June 19, 2014
    Waste coffee grinds could be turned into a sustainable fuel to power vehicles, scientists have found. Oil can be extracted from coffee grounds by soaking them in an organic solvent, before being chemically transformed into biodiesel via a process called 'transesterification', according to researchers from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at University of Bath. As part of the study, the researchers made biofuel from ground coffee produced in 20 different geographic regions, including caffeinated and decaffeinated forms, as well as Robusta and Arabica varieties. "Around 8 million tonnes of coffee are produced globally each year and ground waste coffee...
  • Coffee Is About To Get More Expensive Everywhere

    06/21/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    BI, The Wire ^ | 6-21-2014 | DANIELLE WIENER-BRONNER
    DANIELLE WIENER-BRONNER, The WireJun. 20, 2014 ï‚‚Months after we all started fretting over the prospect of a global coffee shortage, it seems we might actually start to feel the caffeine-related effects of Brazil's massive drought and Central America's coffee fungus, in the form industry-wide retail price increases. The Washington Post reported back in February that coffee costs were expected to rise later in the year: For now, retail prices for coffee are stable. Roasters typically have enough supplies to cover themselves for a few months. But if the price of the Arabica (pronounced uh-RAB-ick-uh) beans continues to rise, consumers could...
  • What’s the Deal with… Butter in Coffee

    06/07/2014 2:35:28 AM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Julia Bainbridge
    People have taken to putting butter in their coffee. The practice is polarizing—it sounds awesome to some, disgusting to others—but really, it’s not about how the mixture tastes. “Clarified butter is a great source of energy, satiates you: I get the draw,” coffee writer Oliver Strand told us on Twitter. “But it’s more about diet than flavor.” Let’s discuss. Where It Comes From: Putting butter in morning tea has long been a “thing” in Tibet. “The heart and soul of Tibet” is butter tea, chef Vikas Khanna told us. (Khanna’s cookbook, Return to the Rivers: Recipes and Memories of the...
  • Cal graduate sues In-N-Out over spilled coffee

    05/23/2014 3:57:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2014 | by Peter Fimrite
    A UC Berkeley graduate who was severely burned after spilling hot coffee on her lap filed a lawsuit Thursday against In-N-Out Burger claiming employees in Oakland refused to call an ambulance. Hedy Chen claims employees at the drive-through restaurant ignored her screams and repeated requests to call 911. Instead, she was given a pack of ice, which can exacerbate scarring, according to the suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court. "What they were supposed to do was call 911 because the operators know that" ice is bad, said Kirk Boyd, her lawyer. "They said there is a policy of not...
  • America loves K-cups, but instant coffee rules the world

    05/23/2014 11:51:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    Quartz ^ | May 9, 2014 | Max Nisen
    In North America, Keurig is king. The rest of the world is Nescafé territory. Keurig Green Mountain, the company behind the popular single-cup coffee machines and pods, is having a pretty excellent year... In the rest of the world, Nestle’s Nescafé instant coffee leads the market, even though many of those regions drink more fresh coffee than instant. Nescafé is just so dominant in the instant category that its sales are higher than other individual brands...
  • ‘Best-before’ labels on rice, coffee and pasta reach their sell-by date (in European Union)

    05/19/2014 5:21:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:08PM BST 19 May 2014 | Bruno Waterfield
    The European Union is poised to scrap compulsory “best before” labels on coffee, rice, dry pasta, hard cheeses, jams and pickles to help reduce the estimated 100 million tons of food wasted across Europe each year. Officials of the European Commission will table proposals next month allowing national governments to extend the list of foods that do not require best-before dates, in a move which they believe will mean 15 million tons less food a year is discarded by households wrongly worried that it is no longer fit for consumption. […] EU legislation on labeling currently requires all food to...
  • Coffee Industry Hit by Fungus, Coffee Prices Rising

    05/19/2014 6:37:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    techsonia.com ^ | 5/18/14
    A fungus called coffee rusts is currently causing damages of more than $1 billion across Latin American region coffee farms, and it is affecting the prices of coffee in the United States. ...But Raj Shah, head of the USAID, said their main concern is not only on the rising price of coffee but more on the economic security of small farms abroad. He said that if farmers lose their jobs, it escalates poverty and hunger and poverty region and this will add to the problem of violence and drug trafficking.
  • Why coffee may be good for your eyes

    05/06/2014 1:00:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies
    thestar ^ | Tuesday May 6,
    A coffee a day could help keep eye diseases at bay. That’s according to a joint study out of South Korea and the United States, which concluded that powerful antioxidants found in coffee can play a role in preventing age-related eye diseases and the degeneration of eyesight. For their research, scientists looked at the impact of chlorogenic acid or CLA, a strong antioxidant that has been shown to prevent retinal degeneration in mice. To conduct their experiment, mice were treated with nitric oxide, which creates oxidative stress and free radicals and leads to retinal degeneration. Those that were pretreated with...
  • Breakfast in a K-Cup: General Mills launches oatmeal for the Keurig

    04/16/2014 8:22:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.bringmethenews.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Melissa Turtinen
    Your coffee maker can now brew your entire breakfast before you head out the door in the morning. Golden Valley-based General Mills has launched Nature Valley-brand oatmeal that’s made in a Keurig brewer – a machine that makes single servings of coffee, tea and other beverages using a single-serve capsule or pod (also known as a K-Cup), the Washington Post says. Here’s how it works: Hot water from the Keurig runs through flavor pods (K-Cups) and into a mug filled with Nature Valley Bistro Cups oatmeal, to be mixed with an additional packet of nuts and fruit. This is General...
  • Bikini with your coffee? In Clovis, a move to get barista beauties to cover up (video)

    04/08/2014 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 85 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | April 4, 2014 | Marc Benjamin
    "It isn't the coffee that's too hot, but the nearly bare baristas of Bottom's Up, a Clovis drive-through coffee shop that has trouble brewing with some neighbors who oppose the business."
  • WA: Coffee Stand Encourages Armed Employees

    03/20/2014 3:37:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A small sign of renewed American freedom has been noticed in Spokane, Washington.    Jitterz Java was robbed twice in February of this year.   On March 16th, an armed robber was run off by an armed employee.  As noted in the above image, at least one barista believes in the deterrent effect of open carry. The owner, Sara Chapel has taken steps to reduce her losses.  From spokesman.com: The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. “The way I’ve been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a gun is always on shift,”...
  • Square Poll: San Franciscans Don't Tip Well

    03/01/2014 1:55:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Feb 28, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    San Francisco is not the city that knows how to tip, according to a survey. A poll of coffee purchases made by Square reveals that only 34.2 percent of San Francisco purchases were accompanied by a tip, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That was the eighth-lowest out of nine cities surveyed. In Tampa, 62 percent of coffee drinkers tipped on a Square purchase, according to the survey. Even New Yorkers did better, with about 41 percent of coffee drinks topped off with a tip. Only Chicago was worse -- there, baristas get extra cash 12.3 percent of the time,...
  • Starbucks to Dumb Starbucks: Don't use our trademark

    02/10/2014 7:48:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2014 | Aaron Smith
    The real Starbucks (SBUX, Fortune 500) isn't happy with the parody coffee shop calling itself Dumb Starbucks that's popped up in Los Angeles, and wants the faux baristas to drop the act. "We appreciate the humor but they can't use our name," Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson told CNNMoney. "It's a protected trademark. It's our trademark."
  • Man Offers Burglar Coffee After Botched Break-In

    01/29/2014 10:49:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Jan 2014
    A would-be thief got a warm surprise after attempting to break into a couple's flat in northern Sweden. The couple were asleep in their home when they awoke with a start around 1am upon hearing a noise coming from the balcony of their apartment in Kvarnåsen. Homeowner Tomas Holmberg rushed to the balcony, flung open the door from the inside and managed to overpower the hapless thief – who didn't resist – and promptly called the police, according to local media reports. Holmberg then sat the 21-year-old burglar down in the kitchen and offered him some coffee. "He looked forlorn...
  • Mumbai loses its appetite for Irani cafes

    01/17/2014 10:27:51 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 18 Jan, 2014, 04.00AM IST | By Vikram Doctor
    MUMBAI: It is a rite of passage for many young journalists and filmmakers in Mumbai. You enter the Irani cafe, take in the atmosphere of peeling walls, old calendars and dusty cabinets, the bentwood chairs and glass-topped tables, the screened-off sections that no one seems to have entered in years and the few people sipping tea or bun-maska. Then you pluck up courage, approach the aging owner at the counter and ask if you can speak to him for a story on vanishing Irani cafes. It is some measure of the kindness usually lurking under the owners' gruff exteriors that,...
  • What if Coffee Were Like ObamaCare? (Video Cartoon)

    01/14/2014 5:27:51 PM PST · by NH Liberty · 9 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | January 13, 2014 | Reason Today/The Federalist Papers Project
    What if coffee were like 0-care? http://cnsnews.com/video/cnsnews/what-if-coffee-were-obamacare
  • Study: Drink two espressos to enhance long-term memory

    01/13/2014 7:44:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 01/13/2013 | Simon Makin
    Coffee has long been a friend of students working through the night, but it does more than just keep us awake. A study provides the first convincing evidence that caffeine enhances long-term memory in people – provided the dose is right. The effects mirror similar results seen in honeybees, where a boost to memory from caffeine-laden nectar may help bees return to certain plants. Researchers strongly suspected that caffeine enhances memory, but studies that tried to show this in people weren't conclusive, as any apparent benefits in memory could have been due to increased attention, a known benefit of caffeine....
  • How coffee can perk up your memory: Drinking a strong mug can improve recall

    01/12/2014 5:50:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Jn 12, 2014 | UK Daily Mail Reporter
    Researchers in Baltimore, Maryland, carried out tests on 100 people Showed them a series of images which they had to remember Then gave some participants 200mg of caffeine - the same as a strong cup Those who took dose could remember pictures more clearly the next day Coffee doesn’t just perk you up – just one mug a day can give your memory a boost too, experts claimed yesterday. ‘We have always known caffeine has cognitive enhancing effects, but its particular effects on strengthening memories and making them resistant to forgetting has never been examined in detail in humans. We...
  • U.S. 89 construction north of Kanab daily road closure

    01/10/2014 8:14:28 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 24 replies
    St. George Utah ^ | January 6, 2014 | Kimberly Scott
    KANAB, UT – The Utah Department of Transportation is urging motorists to plan ahead for daily three-hour closures of U.S. Highway 89 immediately north of Kanab beginning Wednesday. UDOT will completely close three miles of the highway in both directions, from Kanab north to the Kanab Creek Bridge, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. until approximately April 11.The highway will be open to single lane traffic for the remaining 21 hours each day and also open on weekends. Depending on a driver’s origin and destination, suitable detours could take as much time as waiting; so the Kane County Office of...
  • I’m Ed, and I’m now a Keurig addict

    01/03/2014 5:32:29 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 161 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 3, 2014 | Edward Morrissey
    Oh, I resisted for a very long time. I can’t claim to be a coffee traditionalist, really, thanks to my preference for flavored coffee. My father likes to scoff at me for that whenever he visits out here, but I like the real thing as well.  I drink it straight, no cream or sweetener whether flavored or not, and I brew it in large pots, totally full, every single time. And most days I drink all of it, too. All of that changed when my sister bought us a Keurig system for Christmas this week while visiting out here. Specifically,...
  • Bikini-clad baristas divide Washington town

    01/03/2014 7:56:09 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/3/14 | Breanna Deutsch
    A quaint tourist town in Washington State has become divided over a coffee stand run by scantily clad bikini-wearing baristas. At the center of the dispute is Meghan Calavan, owner of the Sips Ahoy coffee stand, and a female resident of Anacortes who accused Calavan of making offensive comments about her weight. The argument between the two women has caught the attention of local authorities, has compelled members of the community to engage in fist fights and has threatened the survival of the popular sailor-themed bikini barista stand. The feud first began on Facebook when Jesseka Kathleen Cladek posted on...
  • 13 Scientific Reasons To Drink Coffee

    11/25/2013 8:12:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/25/2013 | KRIS GUNNARS, AUTHORITY NUTRITION
    Coffee is actually very healthy. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health.The studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Here are the top 13 evidence-based health benefits of coffee, that have been confirmed in actual human studies.1. Coffee Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels (1, 2). This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world (3).After you drink coffee, the caffeine is...
  • Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show it improves blood flow

    11/20/2013 5:15:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 20, 2013, 4:22 p.m. | Karen Kaplan
    The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine will help get your blood flowing—and possibly reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions meeting offers new evidence that coffee boosts the function of small blood vessels in people who are already healthy. …
  • COFFEECARE: What if buying coffee was like we now have to buy health insurance? (Funny video)

    11/15/2013 7:56:17 PM PST · by Hildy · 8 replies
    This is hysterical...from Reason Magazine: What if buying coffee was like we now have to buy health insurance?
  • Starbucks loses 'Charbucks' appeal

    11/15/2013 12:39:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jonathan Stempel
    Starbucks Corp has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to stop a small, family-owned New Hampshire roaster from selling coffee known as "Charbucks." Ruling in a case that began in 2001, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Black Bear Micro Roastery and its owner, Wolfe's Borough Coffee Inc., may keep selling "Charbucks Blend," "Mister Charbucks" and "Mr. Charbucks" coffee.
  • McDonald’s eyes bigger share of coffee market

    11/14/2013 4:24:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2013 6:05 PM EST | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s wants to be a bigger player in the global coffee business. The world’s biggest hamburger chain on Thursday highlighted beverages as one of its key growth opportunities at a day-long presentation for investors. … The push comes as Starbucks Corp. is enjoying strong sales growth even in the choppy economy. In the latest quarter, the Seattle-based chain said global sales rose 7 percent at locations open at least a year. At McDonald’s, the figure edged up 0.9 percent. …
  • Starbucks overcharging Chinese consumers?

    10/27/2013 11:13:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    ndtv ^ | October 26, 2013
    tarbucks has become the latest foreign firm to be roasted by China's state-run media, with a series of accusations that the world's largest coffee shop chain is overcharging Chinese consumers. State broadcaster CCTV aired a seven-minute report criticising the firm's pricing in China, arguing that a tall latte in Beijing is more expensive than in London, Chicago and Mumbai. The report on Sunday gave the price of a Beijing latte as 27 yuan ($4.42), compared with 24.25 yuan ($3.97) in London, 19.98 yuan ($3.26) in Chicago and 14.6 yuan ($2.39) in Mumbai.
  • Java, Guns and Rock’n Roll……with Ted NugentCoffee commentary as only the Nuge could pull off.

    10/26/2013 6:00:48 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 10 replies
    Bitojava.com ^ | 10/26/2013 | Russ Bitofjava
    Java, Guns and Rock’n Roll…….with Ted Nugent Filed under Rock N Roll, VIP Coffee Interview If you listen to Rock and Roll music or have listened in the past oh, four decades, then you know the name Ted Nugent. Aside from leaving a huge mark in the rock world with Wango Tango, Snakeskin Cowboys, Cat Scratch Fever, and Stranglehold (to name a scant few, a few over 30 million sold that is.), Ted is an unapologetic and highly opinionated force in the media. No matter what the Nuge does these days it comes with controversy, from his pro hunting and...
  • Ever Hear About The Lady Who Spilled Coffee On Herself At McDonald's, Then Sued For Millions?

    10/24/2013 6:02:54 AM PDT · by Fawn · 50 replies
    http://www.upworthy.com ^ | 2013 | unknown
    It's really unbelievable what happened to Stella Liebeck. You just have to watch to see how the media turned on this little old lady who lived in Albuquerque. Obviously a villain, right? And at 5:00, prepare to see what the coffee actually did to her. It's not pretty. Well ... nothing in her situation was.
  • Starbucks CEO: Leave your guns at home from now on, please

    09/19/2013 4:19:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 18, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Here’s his letter about it to the company. It’s just a request, not a ban. If he made it a ban, then employees would have to enforce it. And he’s quite candid about his misgivings over putting an unarmed worker in the position of telling someone who’s packing that they’re unwelcome. Lots of grumbling about this on Twitter this morning, which surprised me. Surely there can’t be that much overlap between fans of open carry and fans of pumpkin spice lattes. Turns out I had missed the news about “Starbucks Appreciation Day” by gun owners last month, though. This isn’t...
  • Starbucks asks U.S. customers to leave guns at home (gun Barf Alert)

    09/18/2013 5:01:23 AM PDT · by kimtom · 34 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | Wed Sep 18, 2013 | Lisa Baertlein
    (Reuters photo- with article) While many U.S. restaurant chains and retailers do not allow firearms on their properties, Starbucks' policy had been to default to local gun laws, including "open carry" regulations in many U.S. states that allow people to bring guns into stores. In August, this led gun-rights advocates to hold a national "Starbucks Appreciation Day" to thank the firm for its stance, pulling the company deeper into the fierce political fight. Locations for Starbucks Appreciation Day events included Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot dead in an elementary school in December. Starbucks closed that...
  • Starbucks is caving! No more guns allowed per Corporate policy

    09/17/2013 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 101 replies
  • More than four cups of coffee a day puts you at risk of early death, claim experts

    08/16/2013 4:19:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 100 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:27 EST, 15 August 2013 | Jenny Hope
    If you’re already holding your first coffee of the morning, you might want to put it down, because drinking four cups a day could raise your risk of dying young, researchers warn—but only if you’re under 55. They found that consuming 28 cups of coffee a week increases the chances of premature death in younger people by half. … The risk of death from all causes rose by 56 percent for men and women younger than 55 who drank more than 28 cups of coffee a week, said a report in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. … Recent research has...
  • Coffee cup in hand, gun in holster: Firearms advocates show appreciation to Starbucks

    08/09/2013 1:56:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Starbucks seems an unlikely dueling ground in the national debate over guns, but the ubiquitous coffee chain Friday will once again find itself squarely in the cross hairs in the battle between gun control and gun rights advocates. More than 2,000 gun rights activists plan to visit their local Starbucks with their sidearms for a national “Starbucks Appreciation Day.”
  • Canadian man purchases 500 coffees for strangers at Tim Hortons

    07/27/2013 1:14:05 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 28 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Undated | Sarah Weiss
    ..."He asked the cashier, how many coffees do you sell in a day?” The store manager Joanne Averion said. Then he asked the cashier to ring him up 500 large coffees. "The cashier asked if he was going to drink all that coffee, or if he is going to give it to someone?" Averion recalled. "He said, 'You have to give these coffees to the next 500 customers,’" Averion also said.
  • Man sues McDonald's in N.J., saying hot coffee burned him

    07/02/2013 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 01, 2013 | Victoria St. Martin
    RIVER EDGE — A Florida man filed a lawsuit today claiming he suffered serious burns from a spilled cup of hot coffee while dining at a McDonald's restaurant in Bergen County, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. The 54-year-old plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in compensatory and punitive damages, the report said.
  • EMT who ignored dying pregnant woman while on coffee break cleared of official misconduct

    06/25/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>The Brooklyn EMT who callously refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break saw her official misconduct charge dropped today after EMS chief Abdo Nahmod — who initially supported the case against her — flip-flopped, leaving frustrated Brooklyn prosecutors no choice but to dismiss the case.</p>
  • Former Alabama star back Glen Coffee will graduate from U.S. Army Airborne School

    06/21/2013 11:08:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/21/13 | Frank Schwab
    Not many players walk away from football as abruptly as Glen Coffee did. The former Alabama star running back played a season with the 49ers and even started two games. Then the former third-round pick simply told the team he was done with football during training camp before what would have been his second season, in 2010. Most football players will stay in the NFL until they're told they can no longer come back, but Coffee admitted he just didn't like football anymore. And it turns out, he had bigger goals. AL.com reported Coffee enlisted in the U.S. Army in...
  • NIH study finds that coffee drinkers have lower risk of death

    06/07/2013 6:58:34 AM PDT · by djf · 41 replies
    Older adults who drank coffee -- caffeinated or decaffeinated -- had a lower risk of death overall than others who did not drink coffee, according a study by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and AARP. Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections, although the association was not seen for cancer. These results from a large study of older adults were observed after adjustment for the effects of other risk factors on mortality, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Researchers...
  • No Smoking Outside Starbucks Shops Starting Saturday

    05/31/2013 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Drango · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/31/13 | Mark Memmott
    Enlarge image i Don't sit down here and have a smoke with your coffee, Starbucks says. Mark Memmott/NPR Don't sit down here and have a smoke with your coffee, Starbucks says.Mark Memmott/NPR Starbucks is moving its smoking ban outdoors.Starting Saturday, according to signs posted in its more than 7,000 shops across the U.S. and Canada, "the no-smoking policy ... will include outdoor areas.""Smoking will be restricted within 25 feet of the store and within outdoor seating areas," the notices read.AdWeek says that "since smoking bans have swept the nation in the last decade, it's doubtful there will be a...
  • Starbucks 'toilet water' coffee prompts anger in Hong Kong

    05/31/2013 1:55:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 30, 2013
    The coffee shop, in the famous Bank of China Tower, has been using the water from a tap in a lavatory to make beverages since its opening in October 2011. Images from local newspaper Apple Daily showed the tap with a sign that said "Starbucks only" a few feet away from a urinal in the dingy washroom, which the paper said was in the building's car park. "There is no direct water supply to that particular store, that's why we need to obtain the drinking water from the nearest source in the building," Starbucks spokeswoman Wendy Pang said. "The issue...
  • Regular coffee drinkers ‘at increased risk of weight gain’

    05/29/2013 2:21:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:53PM BST 28 May 2013 | Graeme Paton
    Too much coffee can lead to weight gain and other health problems, even if drinkers stick to decaffeinated, according to research. Experts warned that drinking five or more cups a day increased the amount of fat stored in the abdomen. It was revealed that even a “moderate intake” of coffee in the average day could also lead to problems such as increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. Repeated studies in the past have shown that coffee can have benefits for regular drinkers, including lowing the chances of a stroke and certain forms of cancer. …
  • Should Christians Boycott Starbucks?

    04/02/2013 8:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2013 | Russell D. Moore
    A respected pro-family organization announced a boycott of Starbucks coffee. The group, which supports legal protection for traditional marriage, launched the "Dump Starbucks" campaign after a national board meeting in which the Seattle-based coffee company mentioned support for same-sex marriage as a core value of the company. Some Christians are wondering whether we ought to join in the boycott. I say no. It's not that I'm saying a boycott in and of itself is always evil or wrong. It's just that, in this case (and in many like it) a boycott exposes us to all of our worst tendencies. Christians...
  • Starbucks CEO tells shareholder to sell his shares if he doesn’t like gay ‘marriage’

    03/27/2013 4:54:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 79 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/26/2013 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    SEATTLE, Washington, March 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the annual Starbucks shareholder's meeting in Seattle last week, company CEO Howard Shultz told a shareholder that he should buy stocks in other coffee businesses if he didn't like Starbucks’ endorsement of same-sex "marriage." Shareholder Tom Strobhar had pointed to what he argued was a significant drop in sales following a boycott launched by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) protesting Starbucks’ support of homosexual "marriage" in Washington state. "In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings, shall we say politely, were a bit disappointing,"...
  • Howard Schultz to Anti-Gay-Marriage Starbucks Shareholder: 'You Can Sell Your Shares'

    03/22/2013 6:45:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/22/13 | Frederick E. Allen
    At Starbucks’ annual meeting in Seattle on Wednesday a shareholder complained to the chief executive, Howard Schultz, that the company had lost customers because of its support for gay marriage... “In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings, shall we say politely, were a bit disappointing,” said the shareholder, Tom Strobhar, whom the Huffington Post identifies at the founder of the anti-gay marriage Corporate Morality Action Center. Was Schultz taken aback? Not in the least. He responded, “Not every decision is an economic decision. Despite the fact that you recite statistics that are...
  • The world's strongest coffee

    03/18/2013 1:47:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 51 replies
    web orange uk ^ | 3-18-13 | web orange
    A New York man is marketing the world's strongest coffee - under the brand name of Death Wish Coffee. Double the strength of an espresso, Death Wish Coffee even comes with a disclaimer warning drinkers to expect
  • Green tea, coffee may reduce stroke risk by 20 percent

    03/16/2013 9:54:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    Coffee or green tea drinker? Don't put that cup down: Those beverages may lower your stroke risk if they're a regular part of your daily diet. Researchers discovered that people who drank at least one cup of coffee a day lowered their stroke risk by about 20 percent compared to those who drank it rarely. Compared to those who rarely drank either beverage, those who drank at least one cup of coffee or two cups of green tea a day had a 32 percent lower chance of having an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke that occurs when a blood...