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  • 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 £850million 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,...
  • Soon, Your Car Can Run On Coffee!

    06/21/2014 11:53:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | June 19, 2014
    Waste coffee grinds could be turned into a sustainable fuel to power vehicles, scientists have found. Oil can be extracted from coffee grounds by soaking them in an organic solvent, before being chemically transformed into biodiesel via a process called 'transesterification', according to researchers from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies at University of Bath. As part of the study, the researchers made biofuel from ground coffee produced in 20 different geographic regions, including caffeinated and decaffeinated forms, as well as Robusta and Arabica varieties. "Around 8 million tonnes of coffee are produced globally each year and ground waste coffee...
  • Coffee Is About To Get More Expensive Everywhere

    06/21/2014 4:33:09 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    BI, The Wire ^ | 6-21-2014 | DANIELLE WIENER-BRONNER
    DANIELLE WIENER-BRONNER, The WireJun. 20, 2014 ï‚‚Months after we all started fretting over the prospect of a global coffee shortage, it seems we might actually start to feel the caffeine-related effects of Brazil's massive drought and Central America's coffee fungus, in the form industry-wide retail price increases. The Washington Post reported back in February that coffee costs were expected to rise later in the year: For now, retail prices for coffee are stable. Roasters typically have enough supplies to cover themselves for a few months. But if the price of the Arabica (pronounced uh-RAB-ick-uh) beans continues to rise, consumers could...
  • What’s the Deal with… Butter in Coffee

    06/07/2014 2:35:28 AM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Julia Bainbridge
    People have taken to putting butter in their coffee. The practice is polarizing—it sounds awesome to some, disgusting to others—but really, it’s not about how the mixture tastes. “Clarified butter is a great source of energy, satiates you: I get the draw,” coffee writer Oliver Strand told us on Twitter. “But it’s more about diet than flavor.” Let’s discuss. Where It Comes From: Putting butter in morning tea has long been a “thing” in Tibet. “The heart and soul of Tibet” is butter tea, chef Vikas Khanna told us. (Khanna’s cookbook, Return to the Rivers: Recipes and Memories of the...
  • Cal graduate sues In-N-Out over spilled coffee

    05/23/2014 3:57:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2014 | by Peter Fimrite
    A UC Berkeley graduate who was severely burned after spilling hot coffee on her lap filed a lawsuit Thursday against In-N-Out Burger claiming employees in Oakland refused to call an ambulance. Hedy Chen claims employees at the drive-through restaurant ignored her screams and repeated requests to call 911. Instead, she was given a pack of ice, which can exacerbate scarring, according to the suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court. "What they were supposed to do was call 911 because the operators know that" ice is bad, said Kirk Boyd, her lawyer. "They said there is a policy of not...
  • America loves K-cups, but instant coffee rules the world

    05/23/2014 11:51:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    Quartz ^ | May 9, 2014 | Max Nisen
    In North America, Keurig is king. The rest of the world is Nescafé territory. Keurig Green Mountain, the company behind the popular single-cup coffee machines and pods, is having a pretty excellent year... In the rest of the world, Nestle’s Nescafé instant coffee leads the market, even though many of those regions drink more fresh coffee than instant. Nescafé is just so dominant in the instant category that its sales are higher than other individual brands...
  • ‘Best-before’ labels on rice, coffee and pasta reach their sell-by date (in European Union)

    05/19/2014 5:21:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:08PM BST 19 May 2014 | Bruno Waterfield
    The European Union is poised to scrap compulsory “best before” labels on coffee, rice, dry pasta, hard cheeses, jams and pickles to help reduce the estimated 100 million tons of food wasted across Europe each year. Officials of the European Commission will table proposals next month allowing national governments to extend the list of foods that do not require best-before dates, in a move which they believe will mean 15 million tons less food a year is discarded by households wrongly worried that it is no longer fit for consumption. […] EU legislation on labeling currently requires all food to...
  • Coffee Industry Hit by Fungus, Coffee Prices Rising

    05/19/2014 6:37:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    techsonia.com ^ | 5/18/14
    A fungus called coffee rusts is currently causing damages of more than $1 billion across Latin American region coffee farms, and it is affecting the prices of coffee in the United States. ...But Raj Shah, head of the USAID, said their main concern is not only on the rising price of coffee but more on the economic security of small farms abroad. He said that if farmers lose their jobs, it escalates poverty and hunger and poverty region and this will add to the problem of violence and drug trafficking.
  • Why coffee may be good for your eyes

    05/06/2014 1:00:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies
    thestar ^ | Tuesday May 6,
    A coffee a day could help keep eye diseases at bay. That’s according to a joint study out of South Korea and the United States, which concluded that powerful antioxidants found in coffee can play a role in preventing age-related eye diseases and the degeneration of eyesight. For their research, scientists looked at the impact of chlorogenic acid or CLA, a strong antioxidant that has been shown to prevent retinal degeneration in mice. To conduct their experiment, mice were treated with nitric oxide, which creates oxidative stress and free radicals and leads to retinal degeneration. Those that were pretreated with...
  • Breakfast in a K-Cup: General Mills launches oatmeal for the Keurig

    04/16/2014 8:22:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.bringmethenews.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Melissa Turtinen
    Your coffee maker can now brew your entire breakfast before you head out the door in the morning. Golden Valley-based General Mills has launched Nature Valley-brand oatmeal that’s made in a Keurig brewer – a machine that makes single servings of coffee, tea and other beverages using a single-serve capsule or pod (also known as a K-Cup), the Washington Post says. Here’s how it works: Hot water from the Keurig runs through flavor pods (K-Cups) and into a mug filled with Nature Valley Bistro Cups oatmeal, to be mixed with an additional packet of nuts and fruit. This is General...
  • Bikini with your coffee? In Clovis, a move to get barista beauties to cover up (video)

    04/08/2014 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 85 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | April 4, 2014 | Marc Benjamin
    "It isn't the coffee that's too hot, but the nearly bare baristas of Bottom's Up, a Clovis drive-through coffee shop that has trouble brewing with some neighbors who oppose the business."
  • WA: Coffee Stand Encourages Armed Employees

    03/20/2014 3:37:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A small sign of renewed American freedom has been noticed in Spokane, Washington.    Jitterz Java was robbed twice in February of this year.   On March 16th, an armed robber was run off by an armed employee.  As noted in the above image, at least one barista believes in the deterrent effect of open carry. The owner, Sara Chapel has taken steps to reduce her losses.  From spokesman.com: The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. “The way I’ve been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a gun is always on shift,”...
  • Square Poll: San Franciscans Don't Tip Well

    03/01/2014 1:55:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Feb 28, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    San Francisco is not the city that knows how to tip, according to a survey. A poll of coffee purchases made by Square reveals that only 34.2 percent of San Francisco purchases were accompanied by a tip, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That was the eighth-lowest out of nine cities surveyed. In Tampa, 62 percent of coffee drinkers tipped on a Square purchase, according to the survey. Even New Yorkers did better, with about 41 percent of coffee drinks topped off with a tip. Only Chicago was worse -- there, baristas get extra cash 12.3 percent of the time,...
  • Starbucks to Dumb Starbucks: Don't use our trademark

    02/10/2014 7:48:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2014 | Aaron Smith
    The real Starbucks (SBUX, Fortune 500) isn't happy with the parody coffee shop calling itself Dumb Starbucks that's popped up in Los Angeles, and wants the faux baristas to drop the act. "We appreciate the humor but they can't use our name," Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson told CNNMoney. "It's a protected trademark. It's our trademark."
  • Man Offers Burglar Coffee After Botched Break-In

    01/29/2014 10:49:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Jan 2014
    A would-be thief got a warm surprise after attempting to break into a couple's flat in northern Sweden. The couple were asleep in their home when they awoke with a start around 1am upon hearing a noise coming from the balcony of their apartment in Kvarnåsen. Homeowner Tomas Holmberg rushed to the balcony, flung open the door from the inside and managed to overpower the hapless thief – who didn't resist – and promptly called the police, according to local media reports. Holmberg then sat the 21-year-old burglar down in the kitchen and offered him some coffee. "He looked forlorn...
  • Mumbai loses its appetite for Irani cafes

    01/17/2014 10:27:51 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 18 Jan, 2014, 04.00AM IST | By Vikram Doctor
    MUMBAI: It is a rite of passage for many young journalists and filmmakers in Mumbai. You enter the Irani cafe, take in the atmosphere of peeling walls, old calendars and dusty cabinets, the bentwood chairs and glass-topped tables, the screened-off sections that no one seems to have entered in years and the few people sipping tea or bun-maska. Then you pluck up courage, approach the aging owner at the counter and ask if you can speak to him for a story on vanishing Irani cafes. It is some measure of the kindness usually lurking under the owners' gruff exteriors that,...
  • What if Coffee Were Like ObamaCare? (Video Cartoon)

    01/14/2014 5:27:51 PM PST · by NH Liberty · 9 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | January 13, 2014 | Reason Today/The Federalist Papers Project
    What if coffee were like 0-care? http://cnsnews.com/video/cnsnews/what-if-coffee-were-obamacare
  • Study: Drink two espressos to enhance long-term memory

    01/13/2014 7:44:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 01/13/2013 | Simon Makin
    Coffee has long been a friend of students working through the night, but it does more than just keep us awake. A study provides the first convincing evidence that caffeine enhances long-term memory in people – provided the dose is right. The effects mirror similar results seen in honeybees, where a boost to memory from caffeine-laden nectar may help bees return to certain plants. Researchers strongly suspected that caffeine enhances memory, but studies that tried to show this in people weren't conclusive, as any apparent benefits in memory could have been due to increased attention, a known benefit of caffeine....