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  • 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...
  • Raleigh officer, wife asking for $50K in hot coffee case

    05/05/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    WRAL ^ | May 4, 2015
    Raleigh, N.C. — Attorneys for a Raleigh police officer began making the case Monday that he should be compensated the burns, blisters and emotional damage he suffered when a hot cup of coffee spilled on his lap in January 2012. In the morning, a judge heard motions from representatives of Matthew Kohr, a lieutenant with Raleigh police's special operations division, and Starbucks.
  • What do you do with your coffee used coffee grounds?

    04/17/2015 3:23:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    4/17/2015 | Nikos1121
    This post is in follow up to "ken5050" posting about "what kind of coffee maker do you use?" Posted on ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎23‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by ken5050 I started saving my grounds as a compost for my herb garden. I'm not sure if it will over power them or be balanced. So I googled the topic and not surprisingly someone else has already thought about it. Please check out the following and share what you do with them. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Uses+for+Coffee+Grounds
  • The End Of Starbucks as We Know It?

    03/21/2015 1:15:43 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 60 replies
    Commercial Observer ^ | March 18, 2015 | LAUREN ELKIES SCHRAM
    Starbucks Coffee is getting creamed by New York City rents. The java giant may get priced out of its premier and larger Manhattan locations as some of the company’s earliest stores approach renewal after 15 to 20 years. “It’s likely that it’ll be very difficult to renew a number of those leases,” said retail broker Joanne Podell, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, who does not represent Starbucks. She noted that the stores with “superb” locations—i.e., on busy streets with well-trafficked storefronts—are expiring and the chain was paying “much, much less per square foot” than today’s rents. The average...
  • Starbucks serves up hypocrisy, Venti-size

    03/21/2015 9:07:33 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 60 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-20-15 | Joe Soucheray
    Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, wants his employees to talk to the customers about race relations in America, which makes as much sense, I suppose, as a bank instructing its tellers to inquire after your faith. In other words, Schultz and his people have gotten so full of themselves that they actually believe a barista can engage a customer in a meaningful conversation about race, even though the customer might want only a latte and not chatter. Or else they believe that coffee, by virtue of its stimulants, is an elixir that can close the great divide, if there...
  • Over-priced coffee and a side of white guilt

    03/20/2015 8:04:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Starbucks admits that the initiative was birthed out of a company forum in which employees discussed racial tensions across America due to “police killing unarmed black men in Ferguson.”
  • Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

    03/19/2015 10:53:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kat Chow
    "It's also interesting because I'm actually black, but you assumed otherwise," Jay Smooth told Nancy Giles. Starbucks' campaign to get people talking about race has already birthed a very public, very cringeworthy conversation about race. Jay Smooth, a radio DJ and video blogger, was on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes Tuesday night, discussing the coffee company's "Race Together" campaign with fellow guest Nancy Giles, a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning. As they discussed the efficacy of a campaign like Race Together — with Giles defending it and Smooth pushing back — Hayes played one of Smooth's most popular videos,...
  • EPA Administrator: Coffee at Risk Due to Climate Change

    03/12/2015 8:20:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    cnsnews ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said that “climate change puts the world’s coffee-growing regions at risk.” “Climate change injects volatility into the global marketplace. Volatility leads to instability,” McCarthy said. “Take coffee. Now coffee is a temperature sensitive crop. Climate change puts the world’s coffee-growing regions at risk.
  • K-Cup creator John Sylvan regrets inventing Keurig coffee pod system

    03/06/2015 4:16:12 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    CBC News ^ | January 27, 2015 | Pete Evans
    The man who invented the K-Cup coffee pod almost 20 years ago says he regrets doing so, and he can't understand the popularity of the products that critics decry as an environmental catastrophe. John Sylvan worked at Keurig in the 1990s when he devised a simple product that could create a small mug of coffee out of a plastic pod. Originally aiming it at office workers, Sylvan said he thought the product might have some limited appeal to people who would normally go Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or other coffee chains in the morning, because now they could get a cup...
  • Kook Leftist News: K-Cup Inventor Ashamed; Three Meals a Day is Racist

    03/06/2015 12:08:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is ABC News out of Chicago. "Do you brew your coffee using those Keurig K-Cups? The man who invented it is ashamed of his achievement. John Sylvan told The Atlantic that he sometimes regrets his invention because it creates too much waste and is bad for the environment. 'I feel bad sometimes that I ever (invented the K-Cup),' Sylvan said. 'I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use. Plus it's not like drip coffee is tough to make.' "How expensive? A 12 pack of Folgers K-Cups, for example, sells for about $6.72, giving you about 4...
  • Coffee cuts risk of clogged arteries, heart attacks: Study

    03/03/2015 9:40:38 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 3, 2015 | QMI Agency
    Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of clogged arteries that can lead to heart attacks, a Korean study suggests. Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul led the study of 25,138 South Korean men and women. The participants, who were 41 years old on average and free of heart disease, were categorized based on how much coffee they drank and underwent a health screening. The results were compared to non-coffee drinkers. The study found participants who drank between three and five cups of java a day had the lowest levels of calcium buildup in their coronary...
  • New US Diet Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar

    02/23/2015 7:05:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | HealthDay
    Stop chugging sugary soda and munching sweet treats. Cut back on red meats, butter and other sources of saturated fat. Lay off the salt shaker. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies. And don't worry about having an egg and an extra cup of coffee with your breakfast. These are the conclusions of the advisory panel that helps shape America's official dietary guidelines, and they appear to be about the same as they were back in 2010, the last time the guidelines were updated, dietitians say. "What's good about the report is that much of it is reinforcing what we saw...
  • It’s official: Americans should drink more coffee

    02/23/2015 3:08:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/23/2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    When the nation's top nutrition panel released its latest dietary recommendations on Thursday, the group did something it had never done before: weigh in on whether people should be drinking coffee. What it had to say is pretty surprising.Not only can people stop worrying about whether drinking coffee is bad for them, according to the panel, they might even want to consider drinking a bit more.The panel cited minimal health risks associated with drinking between three and five cups per day. It also said that consuming as many as five cups of coffee each day (400 mg) is tied to...
  • Where New Yorkers met for coffee in the 1790s

    02/23/2015 7:09:35 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | February 23, 2015
    In late 18th century New York, with a revolt against tea in place and plain water mostly undrinkable, coffee’s popularity surged.And the city’s love affair with coffee beans began.Coffee houses soon sprang up. Unlike the cafes of today, these were more like taverns, where the city’s political and merchant elite met to exchange ideas and do business while nursing a cup of joe (and probably stronger drinks as well).One coffee house on the bustling corner of Wall and Water Streets, the Tontine (the second building on the left, above), bore witness to some of the events and the development of...
  • Uganda president blames Western donors for country's woes

    05/03/2005 8:09:33 AM PDT · by motomosanto · 13 replies · 556+ views
    CNN ^ | May 2, 2005 | Reuters
    President Yoweri Museveni said in a statement that Uganda must become financially independent of donor nations that provide about half its budget but which he said are partly to blame for many if its problems. Museveni has often hit out at donors for giving "unsolicited" advice, and says that by exporting their bountiful raw materials for processing in the West, African nations are the real donors. "The raw materials that we have been donating to the Western countries must be turned into final products," he said in the statement, saying there were international markets for Ugandan coffee, cotton, cereals, beef,...
  • Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

    01/25/2015 5:45:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Brasília (AFP) - Brazilian scientists have discovered a protein in coffee that has effects similar to pain reliever morphine, researchers at the state University of Brasilia (UnB) and state-owned Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Embrapa said Saturday. Embrapa said its genetics and biotech division, teaming up with UnB scientists, had discovered "previously unknown protein fragments" with morphine-like effects in that they possess "analgesic and mildly tranquilizing" qualities. The company added tests on laboratory mice showed that the opioid peptides, which are naturally occurring biological molecules, appeared to have a longer-lasting effect on the mice than morphine itself....
  • Just three cups of coffee a day could slash risk of Alzheimer's

    11/26/2014 7:12:34 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 81 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | November 27, 2014 | By: Mark Reynold
    Scientists have discovered a link between regular daily intake of the hot drink and a reduction of up to 20 per cent of the chances of developing dementia. The report released today (thurs) from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the role nutrition can play in preserving cognitive function, especially during the preclinical phase of Alzheimer's before full-blown symptoms of dementia occur.
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 17, 2014

    11/17/2014 3:14:01 AM PST · by sneakers · 20 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here for six years. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air but, whether they do or not, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • Starbucks Unveils Its First LBGT Commercial and it Ain’t Pretty

    11/02/2014 12:01:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | November 1, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    More and more companies are going “gay” while at the same time denigrating anybody who has an issue with same-sex, alternate sex, slice and dice sex (transgenderism), and take-your-pick sex. When it was found out that Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich opposed same-sex marriage, so much pressure was put on him because of his anti-same sex marriage views (he donated to Proposition 8) that he believed that he couldn’t do anything but resign. The Gaystapo would have made it unbearable for him and the company for Eich if he had remain as CEO. There is a long trail of persecution from...
  • Woman wanted Starbucks discs, settles for $250

    10/31/2014 10:17:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | October 30, 2014
    OKEMOS, Mich. - A Michigan woman who wanted home-brewed Starbucks coffee will accept $250 to end a lawsuit over the company's decision to stop making discs for a specific single-serve coffee machine -- the one that she happened to own. Pam Montgomery of Okemos said she bought a Tassimo brewer by Kraft Foods because Starbucks supplied coffee discs for it. But Starbucks ended its deal with Kraft and came up with its own machine. It also makes discs/pods for Keurig machines.
  • Mr. President, They Are Not Baristas – They Are Marines

    09/24/2014 12:44:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    It was the salute seen around the world. President Obama was caught on video saluting Marines with a coffee cup in his hand. Just call him Cappuccino-in-Chief. The White House posted video to its Instagram account and soon unleashed a torrent of outrage. The Washington Times dubbed the moment “Semper Latte.” I’m surprised he didn’t order the Marines to fetch him cream and sugar. Before lunchtime – liberals had unearthed a photograph purportedly showing former President Bush saluting with a dog in his arms.
  • How to Get Through a Workday on No Sleep

    08/18/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Melissa Dahl
    So, you couldn’t sleep last night. You’d like nothing more than to go back to bed, but you’ve got a long day of work staring you in the face. How do you power through? Science of Us talked to sleep researchers to figure out how to get through a day after you’ve had a sleepless night. Each of them wanted to be incredibly clear, up front, about this: You really, really need seven to eight hours of sleep to function like a proper human being (unless you’re one of those short sleepers — but look, you aren’t). Still, they acknowledged,...
  • Does Your Coffee Have Dirt In It?

    08/12/2014 9:32:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 61 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rachel Tepper
    There may be something extra lurking in your morning cup of joe, and it’s not fairy dust. A new report reveals that due to recent coffee shortages, producers may be turning to finely ground fillers such as wood, husks, whole coffee berries, and even clumps of earth to compensate for the lost beans. Once roasted and ground, these fillers resemble coffee, which makes it difficult to visually confirm a coffee blend’s contents. Even more troubling, ”normal people can’t taste [the difference],” research team leader Suzana Lucy Nixdorf told us via email. Other common filler ingredients (detailed in the graphic below)...
  • Starbucks: We don't fund Israel

    08/08/2014 2:30:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    The company, which is known for flooding markets with its stores, also pointed out that it closed all of its stores in Israel in 2003 because of "operational challenges."
  • The Future of Iced Coffee (Has Anybody Tried Blue Bottle New Orleans Iced Coffee?)

    08/02/2014 7:19:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 1, 2014 | Alexis C. Madrigal
    I have seen the future of iced coffee. There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the rotisserie chickens, I spotted something I never thought I’d live to see. A blue and white carton—like the half-pints of milk that come on elementary school lunch trays—emblazoned with the words Blue Bottle New Orleans Iced Coffee. This coffee is legendary in the Bay Area, and now that Blue Bottle has expanded to New York, I’m sure its name echoes on the streets of Manhattan and Williamsburg, too. Brewed with chicory, cut with whole milk, sweetened with cane...
  • $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,...