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  • Death Wish Coffee Recalled Over Possible Deadly Toxin

    09/21/2017 9:37:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2017,
    Death Wish coffee has been pulled from shelves amid fears that some of its products might contain a deadly toxin. Death Wish Coffee Co. marketed the beans as the world’s strongest coffee, but the company is now recalling all of its 11-ounce Nitro Cold Brew, saying the manufacturing process might have caused the production of botulin. According to the FDA, the toxin causes botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning and can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. The FDA adds that difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distention...
  • Pumpkin Spice Lattes fund 'white supremacy' in Trump White House, according to feminist group

    09/13/2017 7:29:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 12, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    "Pumpkin spice just doesn't taste as good when you add a shot of racism," a feminist leader explained as the fall flavor began to pop up in coffee shops around the country. This is a shockingly weird claim, but it shouldn't be surprising. In an editorial published last month, we wrote about the Left's effort to broaden the boundaries of concepts such as white supremacy and racism in a way that impugns the conduct of well-meaning people. Now, a feminist nonprofit is running a campaign to convince festive imbibers of Pumpkin Spice Lattes they're unknowingly boosting the cause of white...
  • Bikini baristas sue Everett, say bare-skin ban violates their freedom of expression

    09/11/2017 3:03:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 11, 2017 | By Christine Clarridge
    A group of bikini baristas filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of Everett, alleging that two recently passed ordinances banning bikinis and bare skin — including bare shoulders, bare midriffs and bare buttocks — on restaurant employees, violate their constitutional rights to free expression and the right to privacy. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, claims that the ordinances, which were passed unanimously by the City Council last month, deny bikini-stand employees the ability to communicate and express themselves through their choice of swimwear, infringe on their right to privacy and deny...
  • Starbucks shoots down viral rumor that it's giving away free coffee to undocumented immigrants

    08/07/2017 11:18:41 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Kate Taylor
    Starbucks has shot down rumors that the coffee giant was planning to offer discounts to undocumented American immigrants. "All undocumented Americans will receive any item on the Starbucks menu 40% off," reads a fake coupon that claimed to promote "Starbucks DREAMer Day" that has been being shared online over the last week.
  • TX: Coffee Shop Plans to cater to Second Amendment Supporters

    07/16/2017 1:14:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A coffee shop that caters to Second Amendment Supporters and armed customers is hoping to open in 2018. So far it is only a web site with an online store that sells ground coffee and T-shirts.  They are seeking investors, if you are  interested. Here is a description of the proposed enterprise, from their web site. From operatorcoffee.com: To us, Operator Coffee is more than a coffee shop, it's a cause. We are a group of airborne veterans, special operations veterans, and active members of the shooting community. The idea for Operator Coffee was born out of a love...
  • Coffee drinkers live longer and have lower risk of disease, studies find

    07/11/2017 2:05:01 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 39 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 10, 2017 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released Monday that add to extensive research indicating coffee consumption is associated with better health. The studies examined the health histories of hundreds of thousands of people who were tracked over many years. They found that coffee-drinking reduced the risk of various diseases among people from several ethnicities, and this effect was seen in drinkers of regular or decaffeinated coffee. And the more coffee consumed, the greater the benefit. These are observational studies, not controlled clinical trials. So while they demonstrate an association, they don’t prove cause and effect. And it’s...
  • A BBC investigation found fecal bacteria in iced drinks from Starbucks and 3 other chains

    06/28/2017 6:27:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | 06-28-2017 | Alison Millington
    It's hard to match the refreshing taste of an iced coffee on a hot summer day — but a new BBC investigation may make you think twice before you order a chilled drink. The BBC's consumer affairs "Watchdog" program found that samples of iced drinks from Starbucks and two other UK chains including Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero contained "varying levels of the bacteria." Along with the ice, researchers also studied the cleanliness of tables, trays, and high chairs at 30 of the coffee chain branches. Costa Coffee was the worst offender, with seven out of 10 samples "found to...
  • Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

    06/22/2017 6:58:12 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 82 replies
    If you like your coffee black, you may be someone who prefers strong flavours, takes good care of their health, or just wants to drink their coffee the way it’s supposed to be drunk. Or, you may be a psychopath.
  • Starbucks customer says she was bullied for supporting Trump

    06/15/2017 12:44:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    www.fox46charlotte.com ^ | Updated: Jun 15 2017 09:58AM EDT | By: Brett Baldeck
    CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - On a day when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in Washington are asking Americans to unite, a loyal Starbucks customer says she was targeted for supporting Donald Trump. Starbucks said they are making sure this incident won't happen again. "I don't know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee," Kayla Hart said. Hart walked in to Starbucks on East Boulevard in Dilworth on Wednesday morning, wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. Instead of being greeted with a smile, Kayla said the cashier laughed and her order was labeled with a...
  • Starbucks' Howard Schultz told workers Trump created 'chaos' that is hurting economy

    05/31/2017 1:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 30, 2017 | Christina Cheddar Berk
    Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told employees that President Donald Trump was creating "chaos" that was hurting the U.S. economy, according to a video obtained by Business Insider. The video was taken at a staff meeting in Seattle in February, Business Insider said. In the video, Schultz tells employees that there is "a tremendous amount of pressure and anxiety in America." He goes on to speculate that these feelings are hurting consumer behavior. Schultz went on to tell employees that the coffee chain can provide "an antidote" by providing a "sense of community" to its customers. Starbucks replied to a...
  • He Saw Catamounts A’Comin’

    05/30/2017 7:29:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/17 | Jimmy Reed
    Growing up on the Mississippi Delta After a just-right, late May rain gave my father’s young cotton crop a much-needed soaking, halting fieldwork on his Mississippi Delta farm, my boyhood best friend and mentor, Jaybird, offered to take my cousin Hunter and me fishing. The night before, we boys pitched a tent in Jaybird’s yard, knowing the old black man, a master storyteller, would entertain us with breathtaking tales as we sat around the campfire.
  • Oh No, Someone Made a Latte in an Avocado Shell

    05/26/2017 12:32:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | May 26, 2017
    When will the avocado madness stop? After “avocado hand”, avocado-themed restaurants and avocado burgers, the latest trend involving the vegetable du jour involves pouring lattes into emptied half-shells. While the “avolatte” started as a joke by a barista in Melbourne, Australia, the irony seems to have been lost on the Internet, instead inspiring copycats to post their own versions of the concoction on Instagram, some in jest, others in earnest. “Combing two of Melbourne’s obsessions – lattes and avo,” reads the caption to the original Instagram post from Truman Cafe. Within about two weeks of being shared, the photo began...
  • Email responses to Coffee interviews With Antifa muslims and Communists

    05/23/2017 8:45:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    I got a ton of email lately. There's been tons of hate mail from Antifa that has spammed my email box. Then there are some emails in response to My interviews with Communists and Muslims in Antifa In Chicago and Denver. The first one you may remember, I interviewed 2 members of one of the most lethal if not the most lethal of Antifa branches. Anti racist action Chicago South Side. I met two of the members in a Chicago mall food court. Both of these men were communists, they had participated in the notorious Ashford house incident in...
  • You actually would die without your coffee, research says

    05/10/2017 3:22:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 5, 2017 | Calah Alexander |
    But you have to drink it like you really mean it. For years doctors have looked askance at us coffee drinkers, warning us about the dangers caffeine poses to our hearts, brains, and bowels. They implored us to quit coffee entirely or at least keep it to one cup a day. But did we listen? No. And what do we have to show for it?Really, really good health.Listen up, coffee drinkers. This is the day of our vindication. It turns out we were right all along — we actually would die without our coffee. Read more: Natural skincare: 5...
  • Starbucks results disappoint, new CEO must brew up growth

    04/27/2017 5:15:56 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    Kevin Johnson, who succeeded Howard Schultz as CEO this month, on Thursday presided over an earnings call where the company cut its full-year profit target on the heels of disappointing second-quarter sales and stalling growth from its main business in the United States. Shares in the company fell 4.9 percent to $58.30 after Starbucks also announced that it was reviewing its Teavana business after that chain's mall stores dragged down overall sales.
  • Starbucks Gives Away Free Coffee--But There's a Catch

    04/01/2017 11:49:49 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 68 replies
    News10ABC ^ | 3/31/17 | Web Staff
    Starbucks will give you free coffee if you're willing to talk to someone with an opposing political view
  • Coffee shop brews up backlash with loyalty card: 'Punch' 10 conservatives, get a free cup of joe

    03/31/2017 6:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 31, 2017 | The Associated Press
    A Pittsburgh coffee shop is brewing up backlash over a loyalty punch card featuring pictures of President Trump and other conservatives. Black Forge Coffee House owner Nick Miller says the satiric cards are meant to express frustration with the system and nothing more. However, critics complain the punch holes make it look like the politicos have been shot in the forehead. The subjects include Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and conservative pundits Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly....
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to STEP DOWN after his anti-Trump vow to hire 10,000 refugees backfired

    03/19/2017 5:49:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Complete Headline: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to STEP DOWN after his anti-Trump vow to hire 10,000 refugees backfired, provoked a boycott by Donald supporters and hit sales. Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, is weeks away from stepping down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month. The move, which was announced in December of last year, comes after his vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump's first travel ban appeared to hurt customer sentiment and dent their sales. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when...
  • Black Rifle Coffee--Review

    03/14/2017 5:10:13 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 49 replies
    Vanity | Jazminerose
    The coffee drinker in the house, my husband, tried his Black Rifle coffee this morning and offered up his review. He says it's every bit as good as evil Starbucks, but smoother. In fact, he reports that the Black Rifle is 'incredibly smooth'. Four and one half stars.
  • There Are No Tariffs on Coffee. Care to Guess Why?

    03/10/2017 8:57:25 PM PST · by TBP · 114 replies
    FEE ^ | March 10, 2017 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    Being a world-class economist, my colleague Walter Williams spends much of his time asking probing questions. Here’s one that he posed to me recently by e-mail: Don: I don’t think there are tariffs on coffee and I know of no organization calling for coffee tariffs. I wonder why. Great, probing question. The answer is that there are very few coffee growers in the United States. In the U.S. states, coffee is grown commercially only in Hawaii. Coffee is also grown commercially also in Puerto Rico. The result of this small number of American coffee growers is that these growers are...