Can Howie Get His Groove Back?

Can Howie Get His Groove Back?

If you’re a Wall Street analyst, you might note that year over year, Starbucks’ valuation has slipped about 40%. If you’re one of several thousand Starbucks employees you may soon find a pink slip in your pay envelope, as the company moves to close...
The Coffee Scene, Pittsburgh Edition

The Coffee Scene, Pittsburgh Edition

In the wake of the Starbucks’ public makeover, and with the SCAA show rapidly approaching, there’s a bevy of coffee-centric ink (‘lectronic and otherwise) flowing at the moment. Lots of publications are taking a look at their local coffee scene,...

Coffee Notes from All Over

America’s Best Boutique Coffees. Forbes offers a glimpse at some of the best indy coffee shops around. Even though Starbucks, in its fight to retain customers, today unveiled a new brewing strategy and an inaugural blend called Pike Place Roast, most coffee...

What’s In A Name?

You can send out the press releases. You can stage million dollar opening-day events and sampling programs. Still, some folks just won’t get it right… The modern chain is “going back to its roots” and launching a house coffee called Pike Place...

Starbucks’ Extreme Makeover Continues

Continuing its excruciatingly public extreme makeover, Starbucks does a full-court press (release) on… a new coffee blend. Oh, goody. Sure, while most every other coffee roaster in the land releases new roasts seasonally — you know, to align with new...
Starbucks Achieves Critical Mass

Starbucks Achieves Critical Mass

  Apparently Howard Schultz is in a buying mood. Close on the heels of Starbucks’ buyout of Coffee Equipment Company, maker of the Clover single-cup coffee brewer, the Seattle coffee giant announced its next step in coffee roasting technology and its next...
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