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  • 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...
  • Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

    03/07/2017 2:15:49 PM PST · by JimSEA · 30 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 3/7/2017 | Indiana University
    A study by Indiana University researchers has identified 24 compounds -- including caffeine -- with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia. The protective effect of the enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered last year through research conducted at IU Bloomington. The new study appears today in the journal Scientific Reports. "This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels of this enzyme in the brain, creating a chemical 'blockade' against the debilitating effects of neurodegenerative disorders," said Hui-Chen Lu, who led the study. Lu is a Gill Professor in the...
  • Cafe X opens in San Francisco, bringing robots to the coffee shop

    02/24/2017 9:29:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | Jan 30, 2017 | John Mannes
    Cafe X opens in San Francisco, bringing robots to the coffee shop Posted Jan 30, 2017 by John Mannes (@JohnMannes) The world’s first coffee shop opened in Constantinople in 1555. Four hundred and some years later, Cafe X is putting a twist on that old barista model. Opening in San Francisco today, the startup is opting instead to have a large robotic arm craft your caffeinated potions. Founder Henry Hu noticed that baristas spent a majority of their time moving cups around while making espresso drinks. So, much like anyone’s natural reaction to that epiphany, Hu decided to build a...
  • Real Men, Real Women drink coffee made and delivered by Real War Vets

    02/06/2017 8:30:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/17 | Judi McLeod
    Black Rifle Coffee Company: Looking to hire 10,000 veterans No one can really say for sure what global chain Starbucks will be serving up with their coffee when they hire 10,000 refugees in response to Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban in Making America safe again. But we know it won’t be patriotism or loyalty to America. The ever-politicking Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz pledges to hire 10,000 refugees to get even with President Donald Trump and his Stinkin’ Army of Deplorables.
  • Crime Deterrent Or Inconvenience? Coffee Shop Goes Cashless

    02/03/2017 3:24:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 2/2/2017 | Devon Bartoletta
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After being robbed a handful of times in the past few months, one Baltimore coffee shop is no longer accepting cash to stop the robberies and keep their staff safe. Nowadays, many people don’t carry cash in their wallets day-to-day, and at Park Cafe in Bolton Hill, cash payments are no longer on the menu. “We’re not going to accept cash anymore,” said Park Cafe & Coffee owner David Hart. “I’m going to take that out of the equation.” Park Cafe was robbed five times from October to January. While the armed suspect is now behind bars,...
  • Black Rifle Coffee Company Takes on Starbucks: We're Hiring 10,000 Veterans

    02/02/2017 10:04:12 AM PST · by maddog55 · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 02, 2017 10:00 AM | Katie Palvich
    Black Rifle Coffee Company, founded by veteran Evan Hafer, is responding to Starbuck's CEO Howard Schultz' pledge to hire 10,000 refugees. Schultz' announcement came last weekend in response to President Trump's recent executive order temporarily barring refugees and visa holders from seven terror ridden countries. "We want to shift the conversation away from foreign policy to domestic issues that hit closer to home. We need to keep in mind that the four things we care about at BRCC are Family, Business, Veterans and country," the company posted on its Instagram page. "And when we say 'country', the taxpayers. Everyone else...
  • Starbucks can hire all the refugees it wants, it’s competition vowed to hire 10 thousand veterans

    02/01/2017 7:16:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 66 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | 2/01/17 | Michael Dorstewitz
    They’re hiring the wrong people. But another company is doing the right thing. Liberty Alliance vice president Joe Wurzelbacher, who earned the moniker “Joe the Plumber” after his discussion on socialism with then-candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, said that Starbucks has its priorities all wrong. Howard Schultz, the coffee giant’s CEO, announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees to work in its restaurants. When 11,000 air traffic controllers called his bluff, President Reagan fired all of them–it’s called leadership “I believe he should hire 10,000 veterans” instead of the refugees, Wurzelbacher said. “They’re the ones who made it...
  • Support Black Rifle Coffee Co. over Starbucks (Vanity)

    02/01/2017 2:27:50 PM PST · by petercooper · 37 replies
    http://www.blackriflecoffee.com/ ^ | 02/01/17 | petercooper
    Support a coffee company on our side. Veteran owned. Trump supporters. http://www.blackriflecoffee.com/ http://blog.blackriflecoffee.com/ https://www.facebook.com/blackriflecoffeeco https://twitter.com/blckriflecoffee
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Stands Up to Trump and Now People Are Calling for Boycotts

    01/30/2017 8:42:27 PM PST · by aquila48 · 122 replies
    The Street ^ | Jan 30, 2017 | Brian Sozzi
    Never one to refrain from speaking out on political issues, Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz took to his soap box on Sunday evening and fired back at the Trump administration following its controversial immigration ban. "I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise," Schultz said in a new blog post, adding, "We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question." Housed in Schultz's missive were a host of interesting nuggets. Schultz said...
  • People Are Boycotting Starbucks After CEO Announces Plan To Hire Thousands Of Refugees

    01/30/2017 9:45:56 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-30-2017 | Kate Taylor
    Some Starbucks customers are threatening to boycott the coffee giant after its CEO took a stand against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US. On Sunday, Starbucks announced it planned to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years. "We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question," CEO Howard Schultz wrote in a letter to Starbucks employees about the plan. While many customers were immediately supportive of Starbucks' actions...
  • Starbucks shares tumble on lowest same-store sales growth since 2009

    01/30/2017 7:25:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/26/17 | Sarah Whiten
    Starbucks earnings hit Wall Street's target in the latest quarter, but shares fell 3.5 percent in aftermarket trading on Thursday after the company posted its lowest same-store sales growth since 2009...
  • Starbucks Announces Plans To Hire 10,000 Refugees

    01/29/2017 7:00:05 PM PST · by vannrox · 161 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29JAN17 | Tyler Durden
    With a relentless barrage of corporate executives taking veiled, and not so veiled, shots at Trump's immigration policies, moments ago Starbuck's outgoing CEO Howard Schultz went one better, and in a letter to employees, the CEO announced plans to hire some 10,000 refugees in the 75 countries in which Starbucks does business, and furthermore added that “our Partner Resources team has been in direct contact” with employees affected by President Trump’s immigration ban."He outlined different plans to not only hire refugees, but also on how the company will support “Dreamers” in the country, “building bridges, not walls” with Mexico...
  • Starbucks Pledges to Hire 10,000 Refugees in Response to Trump’s Executive Order

    01/29/2017 6:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | January 29, 2017 | CNN Wire
    Starbucks says it plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in the 75 countries where it does business. Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz outlined the company’s plan in a memo sent to employees Sunday in response to President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim majority countries. “We are living in an unprecedented time,” Schultz wrote in the memo, which listed several actions the company says it is taking to “reinforce our belief in our partners around the world.” The refugee hiring proposal, Schultz wrote, will begin with a focus on people who have served with U.S. troops...
  • Monday Morning wake up;)

    01/23/2017 3:17:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    unknown | 1/23/2017 | unknown
    An old Irish World War II Spitfire pilot and flying ACE, was speaking in a church and reminiscing about his war experiences. "In 1942," he says, "the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember," he continues, "one day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these Fokker's appeared." There are a few gasps from the parishioners, and several of the children began to giggle. "I looked up, and realized that two of the Fokker's were directly above me. I aimed at the first one and shot him down. By...