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  • 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...
  • Black Lives Matter Chapter Proudly Praises Barista For Spitting In Officer’s Coffee

    12/30/2016 12:56:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    A Black Lives Matter chapter publicly praised a Starbucks barista for spiting in an officer’s coffee at a local California coffee shop Wednesday night. The Facebook page “Stockton Police Department, Corruption Reporting Page” posted a photo of the officer and his family, reports Fox 40. “We are happy to report that today this officer from the Stockton Police Department got to have coffee at Starbucks … served with a side of spit,” the caption alleged.
  • California man fights DUI charge for driving under influence of caffeine

    12/26/2016 8:28:41 AM PST · by tired&retired · 30 replies
    Guardian ^ | December 24, 2016 | Julia Carrie Wong
    Attorney for Joseph Schawb, charged with driving under the influence of a drug when his blood test showed only caffeine, calls the charge unheard of. After being pulled over on 5 August 2015, Schwab was charged by the Solano County district attorney with misdemeanor driving under the influence of a drug. Almost 18 months later, Schwab is preparing to go to trial. The only evidence the DA has provided of his intoxication is a blood test showing the presence of caffeine. Shcwab was driving home from work when he was pulled over by an agent from the California department of...
  • Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars

    12/07/2016 8:42:04 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 60 replies
    yahoo (so called) news ^ | 12.06.2016 | Lisa Baertlein and Tim Baysinger
    Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars By Lisa Baertlein and Tim Baysinger LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp co-founder Howard Schultz's plan to build a new prestige brand is a bet that moving upscale can raise the profile of the world's largest coffee brand with millennials like Megan Sauers. Schultz in April will step down as chief executive to focus on building 1,000 new "Reserve" brand stores. Over time there also will be as many as 30 large, showcase Reserve Roastery and Tasting Rooms in major cities around the world. Starbucks last week announced that...
  • Middle-Market Woes Inspire Starbucks’s Bet on Luxury Coffee [$12 cup of joe]

    12/06/2016 10:56:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2016 | Julie Jargon
    About 25 years ago, Starbucks Corp. decided to become a public company on the bold idea that customers across the country would pay more than $1 for a cup of coffee. Now, Starbucks is betting people will pay as much as $1 an ounce. Howard Schultz, who built Starbucks into a global brand with more than 25,000 shops, said last week that he was planning to step down as chief executive to work on a project within Starbucks to build high-end coffee shops charging as much as $12 for 12 ounces of coffee.
  • Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO (hated Christians/Republicans)

    12/01/2016 1:20:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 DEC 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz will leave his post as the company's chief executive, the company said Thursday. Schultz will become the company's executive chairman, and current President and COO Kevin Johnson will become Starbucks' next CEO. The changes will take place on April 3, the company said. Starbucks shares dipped more than 3 percent in after-hours trading following the news of the planned leadership transition. "As I focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation, I am delighted that Kevin Johnson — our current president, COO, a seven-year board member and my partner in running every facet of...
  • 7-Eleven Coffee Cup Poll Reflects Election

    7-Eleven typically offers two different coffee cup options for its 7-Election promotional campaign, each named for one of the presidential candidates from the two major political parties. This year, however, there are three options: Republican, Democrat, and “Speak Up.” No candidate names. The nondenominational “Speak Up” cup is currently winning the poll by a pretty fair margin. It offers coffee drinkers the opportunity to pencil in their own political stance, or abstain from pouring their brew into a partisan container to maintain their political purity. With the exception of Idaho and Iowa, which are both leaning Republican in 7-Eleven’s poll...
  • Donald Trump Supporters Call for Boycott After Starbucks CEO Endorses Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2016 4:48:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 89 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | sept 9 ast
    Donald Trump's supporters took to Twitter today to call for a boycott of Starbucks after CEO Howard Schultz endorsed Hillary Clinton. Follow Ex-Democrat 4 Trump @Sidspeaks1 Sell your @Starbucks stock. Howard what's his name just endorsed Hillary. Vote #boycottstarbucks. 6:13 AM - 8 Sep 2016 71 71 Retweets 68 68 likes "Hopefully Hillary Clinton will be elected president," Schultz told CNN, calling her the "obvious" choice.
  • 7-11 Needlessly Obscures Presidential Coffee Cup Poll

    09/07/2016 3:13:19 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 7, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Why, 7-11, WHY?  Is no one in your convenience store chain organization familiar with that old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it?" And fix it they did. Oh how they fixed it. Despite the fact that the 7-11 presidential coffee cup poll has accurately predicted the outcome in every election since it began in 2000, this year they changed it in a major way. So is the nation leaning red or blue? Neither. According to their new method the USA is an indeterminate purple. Yes, this year you can pick a purple cup. The completely unnecessary, and confusing, change was...
  • How Could Hot Drinks Cause Cancer? (From the 'everything gives you cancer' crowd.)

    09/05/2016 9:13:50 AM PDT · by jerod · 39 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 20, 2016 05:11pm ET | By Kacey Deamer, Staff Writer
    People who drink very hot beverages may increase their risk of developing cancer, a new investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of WHO, said last week that it classifies very hot beverages as "probably carcinogenic to humans." ... Specifically, drinking beverages at or above 149 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celsius) can cause cancer to develop in the esophagus, the IARC researchers wrote in their article, published June 15 in the journal The Lancet Oncology. "Clearly, more research will need to happen in the coming years to...
  • Coffee With Communists: Who they are, why they kill

    09/01/2016 5:59:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    NOTICE TO FR READERS, DUE TO UNEXPLAINED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY I COULD NOT GET IT BOLD AND RED ON FR. THAT AND HTML CODES TOO LONG. SORRYAwhile back I read an old book from the last decade called Tea With Terrorists. Why they kill, and how to stop them. You check it out By clicking here but to get to the heart of the matter its written by Craig Winn who went to interview Muslim terrorists in the west bank in Israel and how the Muslim religion commands murder and intolerance and how 9/11 and Islam are interconnected. It was a...
  • 7-Eleven coffee drinkers may predict the next U.S. president

    08/31/2016 3:12:18 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 29 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | AUGUST 31, 2016 | BY ANN LAURICELLO
    For 20 years, 7-Eleven has served up a tasty prediction of the Presidential election and on September 6 the chain will once again roll out the 7-Eleven Presidential Coffee Cup Poll. Although it may be an unorthodox way to predict November’s big winner, the convenience store chain says that the votes cast by coffee drinkers are eerily similar to those tallied at the polls. When grabbing a morning cup of joe, Democrats choose a blue cup while those leaning Republican pick up a red cup. Given the tumultuous nature of this year’s election, 7-Eleven decided to include a ballot option...
  • New Bill Will Make Drinking Coffee While Driving a Criminal Act

    08/08/2016 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 98 replies
    “Violators could face a $200 to $400 fine for the first offense and a $400 to $600 fine for a second offense. A third or subsequent offense could mean a fine of $600 to $800 and up to a 90 day license suspension, as well as motor vehicle points,” according to nj.com.
  • Women Banned from Dunkin' Donuts in Saudi Arabia - unless they are accompanied by a man

    08/06/2016 3:19:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 86 replies
    Express-UK ^ | August 6, 2016 | Leda Reynolds
    WOMEN in Saudi Arabia have been banned from the American chain Dunkin' Donuts – unless they are accompanied by a man. Signs have been daubed on doors to the shops in the capital Riyadh saying "unescorted women" are not allowed inside. Dunkin' Donuts is famous for its sugary treats and the American chain has outlets across the world. Western eateries McDonald's and Pizza Hut have separate entrances for men and women who are also seated apart once inside.
  • If Starbucks Was As Liberal As They Think

    07/23/2016 1:34:11 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 5 replies
    7-23-2016 | Orangehoof
    If Starbucks was as liberal as they think they are, they would give their coffee away for free. I'm mean free coffee ought to be a constitutional right, right? How many times have you heard people say they can't live without a cup of coffee in the morning? This is how socialists are. They see something someone has and believes everyone should have it for free. Like health care. So they demand that the coffee business make their coffee for free and I don't mean just the bland stale regular coffee. That's just not fair. Triple Cappuchino Frappachino extra latte...
  • Taxpayers are paying for scientific scaremongering

    07/16/2016 10:51:19 AM PDT · by K Street Eyes · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2016 | Andrew Langer
    Congress might want to take a hard look at how taxpayers money is being squandered on junk science by some federal agencies. One of the problems with government funded research is that organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide grants to international organizations that have had a history of producing studies to target politically unpopular products and services. Right now, one international organization is waging a public relations war on coffee using American tax dollars to attack this popular, maybe America’s most popular, beverage.
  • Starbucks faces $5M lawsuit over amount of ice in its iced beverages

    05/01/2016 7:13:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 1, 2016
    Coffee conglomerate Starbucks is being sued for $5 million over the amount of ice the drink-maker puts in its iced beverages. According to The Telegraph, Stacy Pincus filed a 29-page complaint in Northern Illinois Federal Court in Chicago last week. Pincus alleges that Starbucks customers are being misled because the company’s iced drinks contain just over half the drink they are paying for.
  • Man gets cup from St. Augustine Starbucks that says 'DIABETES HERE I COME' on label

    04/12/2016 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    actionnewsjax.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kaitlyn Chana, Action News Jax
    T. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Some need a pick me-up in the early mornings. Many people head to Starbucks for their dose of caffeine. However, one customer received an unexpected comment on their coffee cup label: “DIABETES HERE I COME.” That's the message printed on a grande cup of white mocha served to a customer at the Palencia Starbucks. A photo of the message on the cup was shared with Action News Jax on Facebook. “That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head, and I was taken aback,” said the Starbucks customer.
  • Man 'taken aback' by message on Starbucks cup label

    04/09/2016 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 99 replies
    WFTV ^ | 4/9/16
    <p>One customer received an unexpected comment on their Starbucks coffee cup label.</p> <p>When an order for a a grande cup of white chocolate mocha came with the message, “Diabetes here I come,” one customer said he was taken aback.</p> <p>“That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head,” said the Starbucks customer.</p>
  • Starbucks Building Its Biggest Store Ever: ‘The Willy Wonka of Coffee’ (NYC)

    04/06/2016 5:09:20 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 15 replies
    KTLA ^ | April 6, 2016
    Starbucks is building its biggest-ever café in New York City. Starbucks announced plans for a 20,000-square-foot Roastery in Manhattan. It's based on the Seattle Roastery it opened in December 2014, but even larger. “Biggest Starbucks ever headed to N.Y.C.,” the company said in a tweet. The Roastery is a café that also serves as a showcase for the roasting of coffee beans. A company promo shot depicts a mustachioed baristas dispensing coffee from a steampunk-style brew tap made of copper and glass. Roasters in aprons handle burlap bags and shiny vats of raw beans in another. “Let’s create the Willy...
  • Thank God for Coffee. No, Really.

    04/04/2016 10:01:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 3, 2016 | Candida Moss
    When you think coffee, you might think of a multi-billion-dollar industry that spans the globe. You might think of the famous European coffee houses that housed the great artists and revolutionaries of the Renaissance. Or Bach’s libretto, proclaiming that coffee tastes better than a thousand kisses. You might think of the political history of coffee, in particular of the American adoption of coffee in the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, a period in which drinking tea was seen as unpatriotic. You might notice that the third world produces coffee for the first, and wince at the role that the...
  • Please Stop Saying You Want to Go to Cuba Before It’s Ruined

    03/30/2016 8:04:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Flood Mag ^ | Natalie Morales
    Editor’s Note: Natalie Morales’ Op-Ed was written before President Obama announced his intention to travel to Cuba and is not in any way intended to be a response to the president’s remarks. Just last week, I was at my friend Michaela’s house dropping off a bag of stuff I’m sending to my family in Cuba. Her husband, Fred, is visiting Havana and was kind enough to be my courier. Among the things I sent with Fred were two packages of Cuban coffee. Yes, that’s right: I’m sending Cuban coffee to Cuba. It’s absurd and hilarious and I got a real...
  • Video of woman tossing coffee at man in Tim Hortons parking lot goes viral (handicap spot involved)

    03/23/2016 7:26:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March | Colin Perkel
    A YouTube video of a woman angered by a man who confronted her for parking in a disabled parking spot outside a Tim Hortons in Toronto has sparked howls of Internet outrage.The video, posted by the man - named Ryan Favro - has garnered more than one million views since it was posted on Monday.It begins with Favro politely asking the woman about her parking as she returns to her Jeep with her Timmys coffee and ice coffee."So why do you park in a handicapped parking spot? Are you handicapped?" he is heard asking. "No," she says, and walks away."Well,...
  • Touching moment coffee shop drive-thru workers prayed with emotional widow

    03/23/2016 9:06:21 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/22/16 | Chris Pleasance
    This is the touching moment three staff members at Dutch Bros Coffee prayed with a young wife after discovering her husband had died the previous day. Barbara Danner, from Vancouver, said she was waiting in her car at a branch of the coffee chain when she noticed three workers leaning out of the service window. Danner took a picture as the staff joined hands with the woman in front and prayed with her after noticing she was upset and learning that her husband had died.
  • A Leftist and Her Money Are Soon Parted

    03/11/2016 8:33:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/16 | Michael Shannon
    The altitude at Finca Sophia is 6,300 feet, which means the plants are as oxygen–starved as a socialist’s brain San Francisco leftists have once again decided to inflict another socialist utopia on an unsuspecting South American nation. What’s more, just like at Jonestown, a popular liquid is playing a prominent role. This time instead of a male heretic imposing a fanatical religion, we have two women, Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell, doing orthodox socialist missionary work. The ladies are owners of Equator Coffee, a trendy gourmet emporium with two San Francisco area locations. The utopia is Finca Sophia a coffee...
  • Coffee icon gets buried in espresso maker

    02/18/2016 11:45:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Renato Bialetti, the man behind the iconic octagonal coffee pot from Italy, has died, and his freshly ground ashes were buried in a fitting urn - a giant version of the Moka that made him famous.The 93-year-old's children, Alessandra, Antonello and Alfonso, brewed up the plan to bury their dad's remains in a stovetop espresso maker on Monday, La Stampa reported.The pot was blessed by a priest at a church in his hometown of Casale Corte Cerro in Piemonte, then buried next to his wife, Elia, in nearby Omegna, The Local of Italy reported.
  • Coffee Gurus of FR, please teach me to like coffee!

    02/15/2016 1:50:51 PM PST · by Politicalkiddo · 201 replies
    I cannot stand the taste of coffee. I love the smell of it, I love coffee flavored things like coffee ice cream, but I cannot manage to get myself to enjoy it as a beverage. I really want to learn how to like it, though. I enjoy most foods and drinks, but coffee is my next culinary challenge to surmount. Any advice for a coffee novice like myself? I know that the key to liking foods/drinks that you dislike is constant exposure, but I was wondering what is considered "mild" in the coffee world and something from which I can...
  • No Women Allowed in Saudi Arabia Starbucks

    02/05/2016 3:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Ad Week ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Shawn Paul Wood
    Let’s start with when Starbucks opened up its location in Riyadh. The coffee siren is the face of Starbucks. Her flowing locks of java love strike those brand affinity chords nationwide and across the pond, so why not in the Middle East? Because boobies or some such. The logo was considered a bit too randy for the locals, so Starbucks completely caved and came up with a falling star on the Sydney Opera House in Australia. That story didn’t gain a lot of traction, but this more recent one is definitely approaching #PRFail territory. Women have been officially “barred” from...
  • Scantily-clad 'bikini baristas' in Washington spark state battle

    01/25/2016 3:58:03 AM PST · by Fhios · 40 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/18/2016 | News desk
    Bikini baristas -- employees that serve coffee wearing little to nothing -- have been a growing trend to perk up coffee sales. But in Washington State, there s a movement afoot to crack down on scantily-clad servers at drive-through coffee shops. According to a new video from Zagat, Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is part of efforts to mandate just how much clothing should be worn by barista babes. Fagan told Zagat. It should be all about the coffee and not all about the body.
  • Caffeine Junkies, Rejoice! Coffee Just Got Cheaper

    01/05/2016 7:13:23 AM PST · by Duke C. · 5 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 12/30/15 | Erin Blakemore
    If you’re obsessed with (or barely functional without) your morning cup of joe, you’re not alone— 59 percent of Americans drink a cup of coffee every day, according to the National Coffee Association. And now, that daily cup is poised to become more affordable. As Marvin G. Perez reports for Bloomberg News, coffee prices are falling fast. Thank the weather in Brazil for the declining price of coffee, writes Perez: A rainy season in the country led to better Arabica coffee growth, which has helped coffee supplies rise and prices fall. It’s part of a bigger global trend toward cheaper...
  • I Now Drink My Coffee Black

    01/04/2016 8:08:11 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 117 replies
    "Harry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it; don't wait for it; just let it happen. It could be a new shirt in a men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot, black, coffee." Never thought I'd say this but after decades of having a little coffee with my cream and sugar, I started drinking my coffee black as midnight on a new moon. This was no gradual transition. I did it cold turkey and on the spur...
  • Dashcam Video Shows Florida Deputy Getting Punched, Shot During Traffic Stop

    12/19/2015 7:03:28 AM PST · by csvset · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | December 18, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A Florida sheriff's office on Friday released a video of a traffic stop that became violent when the driver punched a deputy before firing shots at the officer. Indian River County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Lester pulled over Andrew Coffee, 52, Thursday night for not having a tag on his moped, according to the sheriff's office. Image Deputy Chris Lester Deputy Chris Lester. Indian River County Sheriff's Office Lester's dashcam camera captured the deputy requesting Coffee, who has a long, violent criminal record, to put his hand on the hood of his patrol car multiple times after warning him: "Don't go...
  • Coffee Cans Wash Ashore by the Thousands in Florida

    12/08/2015 2:21:33 PM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.discovery.com ^ | 12/08/2015 | Staff
    Courtesy Tim Shortt/Florida Today (Used with permission) ================================================================================================================= Indiatlantic, Florida residents woke up this morning to an usual sight: thousands of coffee cans littering their beachfront. As reported by local news outlet FloridaToday, the bright yellow and red Cafe Bustelo cans began to wash ashore overnight, and continued to appear throughout the morning. The vacuum-sealed containers attracted the attention of local caffeine fiends, who were spotted collecting the coffee by the bagful. Authorities believe that the coffee originated on the Puerto Rico-bound shipping vessel Columbia Elizabeth, which lost as many as 25 shipping containers earlier this week. According to the...
  • The unwanted extras in your morning filter coffee

    11/17/2015 2:42:36 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 29 replies
    Science Daily ^ | November 17, 2015 | Taylor & Francis
    Kettles showed leaching to be well within the CoE specified release limit, however coffee machines showed in some cases alarmingly high levels of lead, especially post-decalcification, one particular machine giving results 150 times the recommended limit. Levels of nickel, manganese, chromium and zinc exceeded limits up to fourfold. On the plus side concentrations of leached elements did reduce throughout each individual day and overall throughout the 3 days testing combined. Filter machines showed significantly higher levels than Pod machines.
  • Why are Donald Trump and some conservative Christians angry with Starbucks?

    11/11/2015 2:41:46 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 45 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | PTI
    On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees "from diverse ethnic backgrounds who proudly wear our green apron." Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year's minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor today touted its "exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015" one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores. On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees "from diverse...
  • Camel Enjoys Cup of Coffee From Woman

    10/14/2015 10:41:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, October 12, 2015
    Saudi 'Sada' newspaper, which published the picture. A woman in Saudi Arabia published a picture on her social media page showing a female camel enjoying a cup of coffee she offered to it. The picture showed only the woman’s hand carrying the cup and tilting it towards the camel’s mouth while she had a mobile phone in the other hand. The Saudi ‘Sada’ newspaper, which published the picture, said it had triggered mixed feelings from viewers, with some of them admiring the act and others criticising the woman.
  • National Coffee Day! (vanity)

    09/29/2015 3:12:24 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 28 replies
    FReepertown, USA ^ | Long time ago | The Java Bean, flour and sugar
    OK, for you folks that don't know, it's National Coffee Day. Which means FREE coffee and FREE donut at Krispy Kreme. FREE coffee and FREE donut at Dunkin Donuts. Of course, one per person, but hey, perhaps it will get your day going. Or ending. Donuts are good 24/7. I think for $1 more at Krispy Kreme you can get a latte or other coffee-type drink. Gotta admit I like what Dunkin Donuts has but haven't tried Krispy Kreme's yet (but I HAVE had a lot of their donuts - especially glazed). So get out there and enjoy!
  • Why filter coffee is bad for you

    08/03/2015 10:19:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | James Chapman
    Dropping coffee from your diet could reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 15 per cent, according to a study. Britons spend Ł850million a year on coffee. But experts suggest it can raise levels of cholesterol and homo-cysteine in the blood - both associated with heart disease and strokes. There has been concern about the possible dangers of unfiltered coffee for some time but the more widelyconsumed filtered coffee has generally been given a clean bill of health. The latest study suggests there may be a link between even filtered coffee and cardiovascular disease. The team, led...
  • Keurig’s K-Cup Screw-Up And How it K-pitulated Wednesday to Angry Consumers

    05/10/2015 9:36:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 111 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7 | Fred Barbash
    It’s been called the “razor blade business model.” A company sells a product like a battery-operated razor blade handle at a relatively low price in order to sell a complementary consumable product later, like the astoundingly costly Gillette Power Fusion Proglide cartridge, $18 for four blades, which then get thrown away. But it could also be called the Keurig “K-Cup” business model. Once a consumer buys the coffee machine, the coffee drinker may spend as much as $50 to $60 per pound on the coffee contained in the K-Cups, considerably more than the cost of even Starbucks’s breakfast blend, which...