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  • Coffee shop under fire for refusing to serve uniformed police officers

    03/11/2018 10:41:47 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 35 replies ^ | March 10, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    A California coffee shop is under fire for refusing to serve uniformed law enforcement officers, claiming it’s to protect the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”
  • Coffee Shop in Oakland Refuses to Serve Police Officers

    03/09/2018 10:28:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Sergio Quintana
    A controversy is brewing at a coffee shop in Oakland, where police officer are not welcome. The business, called Hasta Muerte Coffee, will not serve officers in uniform and turned away an officer a few weeks ago. The shop is an employee-owned co-op. Workers at Hasta Muerte did not respond to requests for comment on the policy to refuse service to police officers. But on the shop’s Instagram account, there's a photo posted with text that reads in Spanish: "Talk to your neighbors, not the police." The post continues about an exchange with a uniformed police officer on Feb. 16,...
  • Union accused of tricking developer into paying ‘Coffee Boys’ $42 an hour

    03/06/2018 5:14:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Manhattan’s largest development company says it was snookered into paying union workers $42 an hour — and a lot more for overtime — just to deliver coffee at its Hudson Yards megaproject. The “Coffee Boys” were part of what Related Cos. calls a widespread scheme of “misconduct” by unions that inflated construction costs at the gleaming new mini-city by more than $100 million. While the job of coffee boy is usually filled by “the junior-most worker in a unit,” the Concrete Workers District Council assigned that role to two full-fledged union members, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed...
  • LaColombe Coffee Just Got Political

    02/12/2018 7:36:56 AM PST · by SparkyBass · 34 replies ^ | 2/7/2017 | BrandonS
    "When I turned 18, I registered to vote and according to my grandfather, that’s the day I became a politician. “If you can vote, you’re a politician,” he would say. ... The policies and the rhetoric coming out of the Trump administration no longer represent the values that I hold true. The wealthy are favored at the expense of the vast majority of working and middle-class families. Too many are denied access to basic health care. Millions of people – mostly black and brown – are preyed upon by a system that favors profit-driven mass incarceration over rehabilitation. And the...
  • California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?

    02/01/2018 10:07:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The lawsuit, first filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2010, was brought against a number of companies by a nonprofit group called the Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), CNN reported Wednesday. The suit alleges that chains such as Starbucks and 7-Eleven "failed to provide clear and reasonable warning" to patrons that coffee contains levels of a suspected carcinogen known as acrylamide. Acrylamide is a chemical that's often linked to cooked foods, such as French fries, baked goods and breakfast cereals. But the science on its cancer-causing potential has been mixed. ... "Acrylamide is one...
  • California may label coffee a cancer risk

    01/26/2018 12:44:43 PM PST · by detective · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 26 2018 | helly Insheiwat
    That cup of Starbucks could be declared an official cancer risk in California. It all depends on what a judge has to say after taking a hard look at Proposition 65, the "Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act" passed in 1986, which requires businesses and public places to post warnings about possible cancer risks.
  • Starbucks plans pay hike, added benefits for employees

    01/24/2018 9:11:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 24, 2018 | By Seattle Times staff
    Starbucks will provide paid sick time to its employees nationwide and give its 150,000 hourly and salaried U.S. workers another wage hike in April, just three months after its regular January pay increase, the company is announcing Wednesday. “Everyone is getting a raise — the level they get depends on the region and the cost of living,” said spokesman Reggie Borges. Many U.S. companies have announced bonuses or wage increases since Congress last month reduced the corporate income tax to 21 percent from 35 percent. “For us the change in U.S. tax law has given us a chance to accelerate some...
  • Starbucks Lib Barista LOLz - "I'll spit in a TRUMP cup..!" (Fired)

    12/02/2017 5:57:35 PM PST · by gaijin · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 19th, 2017 | poster
    End of an Unemployment line in 22 hours..! Nice going..!
  • Three to four cups of coffee a day linked to longer life

    12/02/2017 9:30:10 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/22/17
    Drinking coffee is "more likely to benefit health than to harm it" for a range of health outcomes, say researchers in The BMJ today. They bring together evidence from over 200 studies and find that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of death and getting heart disease compared with drinking no coffee. Coffee drinking is also associated with lower risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia.However, they say drinking coffee in pregnancy may be associated with harms, and may be linked to a very small increased risk of fracture...
  • Black Rifle Coffee: A pro-Trump, pro-guns, and pro-military coffee company

    11/14/2017 8:44:14 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/13/2017 | Kate Taylor
    Black Rifle is an openly pro-gun rights, pro-military, pro-Trump coffee company. • Sean Hannity and Donald Trump Jr. voiced support of the company after Keurig pulled advertising on Hannity's show. • Black Rifle sells many things you wouldn't find at Starbucks, such as "F--- Hipster Coffee" and "Silencer Smooth" blends. As Trump supporters destroy their Keurig coffee makers to protest the brand pulling advertising from Sean Hannity's show, many on the right are promoting a new coffee brand. "I'm so so buying this coffee," Sean Hannity wrote on Twitter on Sunday, quote-tweeting an ad promoting Black Rifle Coffee Co. "Great...
  • Conservatives are posting videos of themselves smashing their Keurig coffee makers (tr)

    11/13/2017 7:51:43 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 111 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 13, 2017 | Mark Abadi
    Keurig's decision to pull its advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News show is not going over well with some viewers. Social-media users on Sunday posted videos of themselves smashing their Keurig coffee makers, two days after the company said it would no longer advertise during Hannity's show. Keurig and other companies faced pressure to pull their ads following Hannity's interview with Roy Moore, the Senate candidate in Alabama who is facing allegations he engaged in sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl and pursued several teenagers while he was in his 30s. Critics of the interview said Hannity went too easy...
  • Keurig Caves to Media Matters, Faces Boycott Backlash...

    11/12/2017 7:04:54 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 119 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    Keurig Caves to Media Matters, Faces Boycott Backlash from Outraged Sean Hannity Fans After Dropping Ads The popular Keurig single cup coffee machine maker is facing a boycott by outraged fans of conservative talk radio and TV icon Sean Hannity after the company caved to pressure from Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America after the group smeared Hannity over his comments about Alabama Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore and accusations reported by the Washington Post that Moore preyed on teenage girls when he was in his early thirties. Earlier on Saturday, Keurig tweeted to MMFA President Angelo...
  • 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 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 ^ | 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.