The Coffee Klatch Anti-Bad-Coffee Movement

Remember that note a few days back where Starbucks was closing up shop for a few hours to retrain its staff? The good folks at Coffee Klatch (Hi, Mike! Hi, Heather!) cleverly decided to offer free coffee while their neighborhood Starbucks shops were closed for a...

On Coffee, Trademarks, and Appellations

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: An multinational coffee company is using its corporate power — more the point, its litigating muscle — to determine who has rights to a geographic place name for the purpose of establishing a trademark. Ethiopia, you...

Coffee Notes from All Over

So long, and thanks for all the coffee. Bloggle notes the passage of the venerable Dr. Ernesto Illy, the son of Illy’s founder, Francesco. Ernesto Illy forwarded the science of espresso coffee more than any individual on the planet. I think Don Schoenholt...

The skinny on… skinny?

This one’s worth a read just for this quote: My regular coffee order at Starbucks sounds ridiculous. “I’ll have a grande, no-fat, sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce Latte, no whip. Please.’’ Once, a customer behind me chirped, “Would you like coffee with that?”...

Just Say No…

For me, one of the signs of coffee obsession is that on most any trip to the grocery store I’m compelled to take a stroll down the coffee aisle… just keeping tabs, I guess. This trip I noticed the following: Dunkin Donuts has moved in. Big time. This...

Coffee Notes from All Over

Clearly, the town runs on caffeine. Hollywood-based coffee businesses are reeling in the wake of the writers’ strike as the cast and crew of television and film studios, er… nap, apparently. For 35 years, Richard Anderson’s Hollywood coffee delivery...
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