All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Coffee’

Starbucks’ Music Experience Is Now Powered by Baristas with Spotify

Coffee kingpin Starbucks and bane of Jay-Z’s existence Spotify have just announced a huge partnership to create a “first-of-its-kind music ecosystem.” What that means is that soon, the Starbucks music experience will be powered by Spotify – and more specifically, the musical tastes of its employees. From Spotify and Starbucks: Coming first, Starbucks 150,000 U.S.-based partners (employees) will receive a …

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Starbucks: Bad Passwords, Not Hackers to Blame for App Thefts

If you use the Starbucks app to pay for your morning coffee, you might want to check your bank account. And then strengthen your password. After reports emerged saying hackers had gained access to user accounts and used its app to siphon money away from unsuspecting customers, Starbucks has hit back, saying that these reports are false. Blogger Bob Sullivan …

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Alanis Morissette Releases Song To Promote Documentary “A Small Section Of The World”

On November 11, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette released a new song called “The Morning”. The song is featured in the film A Small Section of The World, which focuses on the stories of female coffee producers in Costa Rica, particularly the women behind the group Asociación de Mujeres Organizades de Biolley (ASOMOBI). Morissette co-wrote the song with Costa Rican musician Carlos “Tapado” …

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Alanis Morissette Creates A Song Using Coffee

Alanis Morissette has teamed up with coffee to create her latest tune. The Ironic singer and Costa Rican musician Carlos “Tapado” Vargas substituted coffee beans and coffee machines for percussion in order to produce the catchy song The Morning. The tune was inspired by female coffee makers in Costa Rica. The video for The Morning premiered on The Hollywood Reporter. …

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Coffee: Man Claims to Have Found a Mouse in McDonald’s Coffee Cup. Is It a Scam?

A Canadian man is claiming he discovered a mouse at the bottom of his McDonald‘s coffee cup after consuming the beverage. OK. Yuck. But is his claim legit or a scam? Ron Morais says he picked up the coffee from McDonald’s on his way into work on Monday and found a dead mouse inside. “I always take the lid off …

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Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier

Back in May, Square killed the Square Wallet app in favor of a new one called Square Order. The app is described as “the easiest way to order for pickup from local shops, cafes, and restaurants — available in SF and NYC. Choose items you would like to pick up and they will be ready when you arrive.” Users can …

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Stout-Flavored Coffee And Other Beer-Flavored Products You MUST Try

Everyone is buzzing with the news that Starbucks might be putting out stout-flavored coffee. The beer-flavored beverage is reportedly being tested out in Ohio and Florida. Referred to as the Dark Barrel Latte, the product is supposed to be named for the increasing popularity of craft beer and said to blend stout and chocolate flavors. Sure coffee and beer are …

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Stout-Flavored Coffee: The New Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Stout-flavored coffee could be coming to a Starbucks near you. The coffee giant is testing a new beer-flavored coffee in Ohio and Florida. If you like beer and you love coffee, this could be the greatest thing ever, or it could be more along the lines of a two-great-tastes-that-don’t-taste-great-together situation. Starbucks developed its stout-flavored coffee, called the Dark Barrel Latte, …

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Starbucks Stout Flavored Latte Hits Test Markets

Pumpkin spice and salted caramel-flavored coffee sure says fall to many people – but what about a coffee that tastes like cold weather’s favorite beer? I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who could definitely get into that – provided it’s not gross or anything. There’s plenty of coffee-flavored beer, so why not turn the tables? The …

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Coffee Prices At Starbucks Rising

Coffee may be America’s favorite drink, but prices are rising at one of the most popular coffee chains in the world, Starbucks. On Thursday, prices rose between 5 and 20 cents. That may not seem very high, but the cost looks like it will just go up from here on out. Reuters reported that Starbucks made the price hike announcement …

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Coffee Rust Fungus Could Raise U.S. Coffee Prices

Americans enjoy making fun of themselves for buying expensive coffee, but continue to do so on a daily basis. Now those high-priced blends could become even more expensive thanks to a destructive fungus that is destroying coffee crops in Latin America. According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), production of Latin American coffee is expected to fall by …

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Coffeemakers: The Best Products For Under $100

If you rely on coffee to transform you from a grouchy zombie into a functional human being, it’s safe to say that you’ll want to buy a coffeemaker that can get the job done. Is it possible to find a good coffeemaker for under $100? If these highly recommended products are any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. Check …

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Krispy Kreme Adds Two New Doughnut Flavors

The next time you are drawn to the lure of Krispy Kreme’s red “Hot Now” sign, instead of buying only a dozen hot glazed doughnuts, you might want to try out one of the doughnut chain’s two new flavors. The North Carolina based chain has decided to collide the two wonderful worlds of coffee and doughnuts by introducing two coffee-flavored …

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Krispy Kreme Gives Us Two New Flavors

If you love coffee and donuts, then you will be thrilled to hear about what’s coming to Krispy Kreme. The company has just unveiled not one but two brand new coffee-flavored donuts. The first flavor is the Mocha Kreme. It is described as a “moist yeast doughnut filled with a tasty blend of chocolate and coffee flavors”. Yum! The donut …

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Dumb Starbucks: Entrepreneuring Spoof

“I’d like a dumb venti mocha latte. And throw in one of those ‘Dumb Jazz Standards’ CDs. And some dumb mints, for my dumb coffee breath. ” So go the orders at a new coffee shop in Los Feliz, Calif.: Dumb Starbucks. The store opened Friday to great excitement, including a dumb line that took customers over an hour get …

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Caffeine Use Disorder: Turns Out It’s a Thing

With a Starbucks on every city street corner, Americans are well-aware of the fact that they like their coffee. With phrases like, “No coffee, no workey” and “I’m a zombie without my coffee” a part of the common vernacular, most Americans consume this socially accepted drug on a daily basis, be it through coffee, soda, or energy drinks. But a …

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Caffeine Use Disorder: It’s a Thing

Coffee addicts, listen up! Caffeine has now been categorized as a drug in the DSM-5. Need help quitting? That may be coming soon, according to Yahoo. “Caffeine is a drug, a mild stimulant which is used by almost everybody on a daily basis,” said Charles O’Brien, chair of the Substance-Related Disorders Work Group. “Normally, there’s no problem with that. But …

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Hot Coffee Once Again Lands McDonald’s in Hot Water

Nearly 20 years after Stella Liebeck won compensatory and punitive damages from McDonald’s after spilling hot coffee in her lap and sustaining serious injury, another woman is suing the fast food giant over a similar injury. Los Angeles resident Paulette Carr has filed a suit against McDonald’s after she spilled hot coffee on herself at a drive-thru on January 12th, …

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Charbucks Wins Battle Against Starbucks, Again

After a tedious 12-year trial, coffee empire Starbucks lost its case against a small, family-owned New Hampshire-based coffee roaster. The issue? The use of the name “Charbucks.” Black Bear Micro Roastery sells coffee labeled “Mr. Charbucks,” “Charbucks Blend,” and “Mister Charbucks,” which doesn’t go over too well with the Seattle coffee giant. However, according to Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier, who …

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McDonald’s Bagged Coffee: Will You Buy It?

McDonald’s bagged coffee will soon be coming to a grocery store shelf near you. McDonald’s McCafe specialty coffee went national in 2009, and just four years later, the chain has announced plans to sell bagged coffee in grocery stores. Fans of McDonald’s coffee will reportedly be able to purchase ground and whole bean coffee in 12 ounce bags for around …

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Starbucks Lets You Gift Coffee with a Tweet

There’s nothing like a fresh cup of coffee to turn someone’s day around. Now, you can bestow the gift of coffee with a single tweet. Starbucks has just announced Tweet-a-Coffee, a partnership with Twitter that will allow anyone to tweet a free cup of coffee to any other Twitter user. We're excited to announce @Tweetacoffee, a new way to share …

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Coffee, Tea Linked to Liver Health

Last week, a study found that excessive coffee consumption (four or more cups per day) could raise mortality risks for younger people. This week, another study is continuing the tradition of conflicting data about the healthfulness of coffee. The study, to be published in the journal Hepatology, shows that coffee and tea could counter act non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). …

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Coffee Mortality: 4 Cups A Day Linked To Earlier Death

A new study says that drinking four cups of coffee or more a day could be linked to an earlier death. The Mayo Clinic study, which included about 40,000 people and encompassed 16 years, showed that 28 cups of coffee per week was linked to a 21% higher mortality rate in men and women of all ages, and a 50% …

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High Coffee Consumption Linked to Higher Death Risk

Many people across the world begin their day with a hot cup of coffee. Most people would agree that this is not a dangerous practice and may, in fact, have some benefits. However, a new study has now shown that those who go on to drink large amounts of coffee during the day may be putting their lives at risk. …

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Grumpy Cat Gets Its Own Iced Coffee Drink, a Grumppuccino

If you’re looking to start your day with an iced coffee drink more pessimistic than you are before you’ve had your iced coffee drink, may I suggest a new product that’s set to go on sale August 7th. It’s called the Grumppuccino, and it’s a mocha-flavored iced coffee drink the sports the face of Grumpy Cat – the internet’s favorite …

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Dunkin’ Donuts Doesn’t Want To Be A Donut Company Anymore

Dunkin’ Donuts saw a meteoric rise in the ’80s with a series of commercials featuring Fred the Baker, whose slogan “Time to make the donuts” became as well-known as the Wendy’s lady and her “Where’s the beef?” query. But the company says they aren’t just a doughnut shop; in fact, they want to focus on their coffee, which is a …

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‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks

An investigative report has angered Hong Kong coffee drinkers this week after it was revealed that a local Starbucks was using water from a bathroom spout to brew its coffee. According to an HK Magazine translation of an Apple Daily report, the Starbucks located in the Bank of China Tower was using “toilet water” from a spout just feet away …

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Win a Date with Tim Cook, and by ‘Win’ We Mean ‘Pay $50,000’

Are you pissed off about something that Apple’s doing? Want to get your iPhone 5 signed? Want to congratulate the head of a major tech company on a job well done? Well, here’s your chance. Charity auction site Charitybuzz is currently hosting an auction to buy a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook. It is an auction, so there’s …

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This iPhone/Cup Holder Is the Ultimate First World Problem Solver

A new solution to a first world problem wants your money. How often do you find yourself unable to properly text, Facebook, or play Temple Run because you’re forced to use one of your free hands holding a cup of coffee. If this scenario hits home, help may be on the way. It’s called the UpperCup, and it’s the iPhone/cup …

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Diabetes Drugs: Coffee Could Reduce Type 2 Risk

A new report from the Institute for Scientific Information of Coffee (ISIC) shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day could lower a person’s chances of developing type 2 diabetes. During the 2012 World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications (WCPD), researchers highlighted the evidence linking coffee to diabetes prevention. It was stated that research …

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