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  • 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 »
  • Coffee may help burn more calories

    July 8, 2014 7:23 PM

    MADRID, SPAIN- Drinking coffee before a workout can help you burn more calories and may lead to losing weight. That's the conclusion of a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise. Health.com says the study done in Spain found that trained athletes who took... more »
  • $10 million expansion announced for coffee company

    May 21, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders announced a $10 million expansion is in the works for a Baton Rouge coffee supply business. The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Mayor Kip Holden announced Wednesday that Pod Pack International planned to expand their Baton Rouge facilities, building a new manufacturing area to... more »
  • Woman served "666" coffee speaks out

    April 1, 2014 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Starbucks apologized to a Livingston Parish teacher who complained that a Baton Rouge barista drew what looked like a pentagram and the numbers "666" in the foam on her coffee. No, it's not an April Fool's joke. The teacher, Megan Pinion, posted the photo to... more »
  • Obamas host coffee with congressional leaders

    January 21, 2013 9:05 AM

    WASHINGTON- Could a blend of inaugural excitement and fresh coffee be the stimulant Washington needs to break political gridlock? One could only conjecture as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their wives played host Monday to congressional leaders of both parties at the White House. The Joint... more »
  • McDreamy actor has competition for coffee

    January 3, 2013 7:50 PM

    Actor Patrick Dempsey has competition to buy a small coffee chain in Seattle. Dempsey gained the nickname "McDreamy" on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy" and probably never expected his bid for Tully's Coffee to get so steamy. Starbucks confirmed it's involved in a bankruptcy auction for Tully's. Baristas Coffee, which... more »
  • Starbucks, actor Dempsey compete for coffee chain

    January 3, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW YORK- The competition to buy a small coffee chain is getting steamy, with Starbucks and actor Patrick Dempsey among those vying to become its new owners. Starbucks Corp. confirmed that it is participating in a bankruptcy auction Thursday to buy Tully's Coffee, which has 47 company-owned locations in Washington... more »

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