Stories tagged: coffee
Sat., May 20, 2017, noon
Keurig designing eco-friendly K-cups
The K-cup that sparks so many millions of coffee drinkers to life each morning is appealing to eco-conscious consumers – just as the market for its Cup of Joe appears …
Fri., April 21, 2017, midnight
Drinking the rainbow: Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino may make you see stars
It tastes like mango, at first. But by the time you’ve nearly polished off a grande, the flavor has become mostly sugar: 59 grams of it, to be exact. Starbucks …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Starbucks extends China health coverage to workers’ parents
Starbucks will provide Chinese workers with health insurance that extends coverage to their parents, a unique offering by the coffeehouse chain that may be used by more than 10,000 people …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Coeur Coffeehouse closes its doors
After nearly five years, the corner coffee shop on North Monroe Street has called it quits.
Sun., April 2, 2017, midnight
Starbucks will put its first high-end Reserve store inside its headquarters
Starbucks will open the first of 1,000 planned high-end Reserve stores in the lobby of its corporate headquarters in Sodo.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Dutch Bros. moving headquarters to downtown Grants Pass
Dutch Bros. Coffee plans to move its headquarters to downtown Grants Pass. To make it happen, the drive-through coffee chain just bought the downtown branch of Washington Federal bank.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Longtime Starbucks chief Schultz hands key to new CEO
Howard Schultz’s last Starbucks shareholders meeting as CEO began with patriotic flourishes, ended with the passing of a key from Schultz to his successor, and was peppered throughout with talk …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Starbucks loses market share as rivals roll out drink deals
Starbucks Corp., facing heavy competition, mobile-ordering hiccups and even boycott threats, has been losing U.S. customers to rivals this winter.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Starbucks rolls out ‘barrel-aged’ coffee beans in Roastery
There’s barrel-aged whiskey, beer, vinegar and syrup. Is barrel-aged coffee the next big thing? Barrel-aged coffee, in which green, unroasted coffee beans are placed in barrels that previously held whiskey, …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
Can’t sleep? More technology devices promise relief
Do you believe drinking coffee is keeping you up at night? It’s not – as long as you’re consuming less than four cups per day. That’s according to a new …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Starbucks to boost number of shops by almost 50 percent
Starbucks plans to add 12,000 stores around the world, as well as expand its high-end drinks and stores, and build on its mobile offerings – including being able to place …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
Next Starbucks CEO brings tech savvy
After turning Starbucks Corp. into the world’s largest coffee chain, Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz will hand the reins to a lieutenant who could solidify its role as a technology …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Starbucks: Howard Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation
Starbucks says CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down from that role at the coffee chain that he joined more than 30 years ago.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Snowflakes, Santa seem to be back on Starbucks holiday cups
Starbucks will be unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year with what look to be snowflakes and reindeer, after last year’s more subdued red cups caused an uproar from …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Starbucks sees key sales measure rise, profit increase
Starbucks reported a 23 percent increase in its fourth-quarter profit Thursday, thanks to rising sales at its coffee shops and benefiting from an extra week in the period.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11 a.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts revamps tea lineup as it takes on Starbucks
Dunkin’ Donuts, which is better known for its coffee, is revamping its hot tea lineup as it seeks to better compete with rivals like Starbucks.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Millennials help push coffee consumption to record levels
Coffee demand is growing, thanks to increasing consumption by millennials. Millennials, a demographic between ages 19 and 34, are pushing U.S. demand to historic records, according to Bloomberg. Because the …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Starbucks plans to double stores in China in 5 years
Starbucks is pushing ahead with its expansion into mainland China, saying Wednesday it’s on track to have 5,000 stores by 2021, more than doubling the number of its coffee shops …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 5 p.m.
Coffee convert starts small-batch Lake City Coffee
Russell Volz used to hate coffee. Then he began roasting his own beans.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Starbucks to open West Seattle store, provide youth job training
Starbucks plans to open a store in West Seattle’s White Center next year as part of the company’s nationwide initiative supporting economic development in low- to medium-income communities.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Your coffee habit may be written in your DNA
A growing body of evidence suggests that the amount of coffee we consume is determined by our genetic makeup rather than the amount of sleep we got the night before.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Starbucks recalls stainless-steel straws on reports of cuts
Starbucks is recalling stainless-steel straws it sold in its stores and online after three reports of children suffering “mouth lacerations” while using them.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Stubbornness pays off for coffee-serving man and his mule
BOISE – An Idaho man and his mule who serve coffee to hikers and bikers in remote areas of the popular Boise foothills trails have sidestepped federal regulatory rules by …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Starbucks hikes prices on coffee, espresso, tea lattes
SEATTLE – Starbucks has increased prices slightly on brewed coffee, espresso and tea latte beverages at company-run stores in the U.S.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Caffeine in coffee, energy drinks absorbed at same rate, WSU study says
Researchers from Washington State University recently discovered that the amount of caffeine absorbed into the blood between coffee and energy drinks is roughly the same. It also showed relatively no …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Doug Clark: Spokane’s trendiest spots share one thing – Mark Camp
I’m an hour into my trek through the historic “Washington Cracker Co.” building, 304 W. Pacific Ave., and it appears my impish tour guide has saved the funhouse part like …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Coffee struck from list of possible cancer-causing agents
Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Starbucks to sell Teavana ready-to-drink tea in U.S. next year
Starbucks is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to unveil a line of ready-to-drink tea in the U.S. next year.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Starbucks readies nitro cold-brew coffee for big cities
Starbucks is jumping on the nitro cold-brew bandwagon, with plans to introduce nitrogen-infused cold-brew coffee on tap in certain cities across the U.S. this summer.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Drinking coffee and wine good for microbes in the gut, scientists say
Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living …