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  • Coffee business to get new alley following months of phone calls, emails Play Video

    February 6, 2018 7:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A City-Parish maintained alley behind a Baton Rouge business has seen better days. The alley runs parallel to Government Street and runs between businesses and parking. French Truck Coffee is one of those businesses. Owner and Founder Geoffrey Meeker says the bumpy road should have been... more »
  • Several Starbucks stores close due to widespread system outage

    May 16, 2017 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one Baton Rouge Starbucks location has been affected by a nationwide computer system outage Tuesday. According to a report from ABC7 News, Starbucks stores around the country are experiencing a system outage. The outage has caused several stores to close, prompting frustrated customers to... more »
  • Kentucky student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

    April 28, 2017 11:44 AM

    LEXINGTON - Officials say a student has been injured, another person is in custody and a university has canceled classes following a machete attack at a university coffee shop in central Kentucky. Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader it happened Friday morning at Transylvania University. He said... more »
  • WATCH: Starbucks employee has meltdown over new Unicorn Frappuccino Play Video

    April 23, 2017 8:36 PM

    A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear. Starbucks' entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. He posted a video (now-deleted)... more »
  • Chemical found in coffee machine linked to illnesses at Yale

    March 7, 2017 10:47 PM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University officials say a laboratory chemical has been detected in a coffee machine suspected to have caused four people at the university's medical school to fall ill. University spokeswoman Karen Peart said Tuesday independent lab tests on a single-service pod-style coffee machine at the medical... more »
  • Coffee shops stay busy during severe cold weather Play Video

    January 7, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Following the severe cold weather in the area, residents found refuge in their local coffee shops. Although Friday was windy, cold and rainy, Saturday turned out to be warm and steamy for those at Magpie Cafe looking for their hot cup of joe. Crowds showed... more »
  • Drew Brees becomes owner of 3 Baton Rouge Dunkin' Donuts

    January 3, 2017 2:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints quarterback Drew Brees is continuing to expand his reach in the food business in Louisiana with the announcement Tuesday that he is partnering to open more than five dozen Dunkin' Donut stores in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria over the coming years. Brees,... more »
  • PJ's Coffee expands internationally into Vietnam

    September 7, 2016 11:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - PJ's Coffee of New Orleans is going international. The company announced Wednesday the opening of its first shop in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, in the Vincom B Center Shopping Mall. Ballard Brands LLC, PJ's parent company, appointed TRG International - represented by Rick Yvanovich - as Vietnam's... more »
  • Starbucks hikes prices on coffee, espresso, tea lattes

    July 12, 2016 2:18 PM

    SEATTLE - Starbucks says it's increasing prices slightly on brewed coffee, espresso and tea latte beverages. The Seattle-based coffee chain says prices on select sizes of brewed coffee in U.S. company-operated stores are jumping 10 to 20 cents Tuesday, while prices on espresso and tea latte beverages will rise... more »
  • Microsoft releases Starbucks for Outlook add-in

    June 16, 2016 10:50 AM

    In an effort to make meetings slightly more tolerable (and increase corporate profits), Microsoft and Starbucks announced Thursday that the software giant has created a Starbucks for Outlook add-in to make it easier for workers to set up meetings at the coffeehouse chain's multitude of locations throughout the country. ... more »
  • Starbucks changes rewards program; small spenders lose

    February 22, 2016 11:18 AM

    NEW YORK - Starbucks is changing the terms of its rewards program so that people who spend around $5 or less per visit won't get as many freebies. The Seattle-based coffee chain says its loyalty program will award stars based on the dollars spent starting in April. Currently, people... more »
  • Chemist claims new coffee offers heart benefit of red wine

    December 14, 2015 1:51 PM

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A University of New Hampshire chemist says he's developed a coffee that provides the same benefits to the heart as red wine. The Portsmouth Herald reports Glen Miller infused Arabica coffee beans with resveratrol, the natural antioxidant found in the skins of grapes used to make... more »
  • Coffee spill causes delays on Louisiana-Mississippi border

    September 20, 2015 4:24 PM

    OSYKA, Miss. - Spilled coffee slowed traffic for 14 hours on Interstate 55 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says that plastic cans of Folgers coffee were strewn across southbound Interstate 55 after the tractor-trailer hauling them Friday ran into the median. A spokesman says trucker Robert... more »
  • Man thinks he and son poisoned by meth in hotel coffee maker

    September 16, 2015 5:05 PM

    KEARNEY, Neb. - A Nebraska man believes he and his 2-year-old son were poisoned by a methamphetamine-tainted coffee maker at an Omaha hotel. Travis and Amber Richard and their children spent Labor Day weekend in Omaha. He says he used the coffee maker and coffee package in their... more »
  • Report: New Orleans parking officers parked themselves in coffee shops

    July 22, 2015 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' inspector general has issued a report critical of the city's parking enforcement division. Wednesday's report says the head of the division took nine months to hand over documents needed for an investigation. It said some parking officers made themselves appear productive by ticketing vehicles of... more »
  • Caffeine bandit sweeps store shelves

    May 28, 2015 4:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators asked for the public's help identifying a man who brazenly walked out of a Port Allen store with a box full of stolen coffee and energy drinks. Police said the caffeine fiend went into the Family Dollar on Alexander Avenue just after 9 p.m. May... more »
  • Community Coffee, Keurig reach licensing deal

    December 2, 2014 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana-based Community Coffee Co. and Vermont-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. have reached an agreement to a multi-year licensing deal that covers manufacture and distribution. Both companies confirmed the agreement on Monday via their respective websites, but they did not disclose the terms of the contract. Keurig... more »
  • DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

    October 7, 2014 3:24 AM

    NEW YORK - How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much java you consume. Now a huge study has identified some genes that may play a role. The... more »

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