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Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name and that vaping is banned despite …


Add buzz or chill to your daily drink

“Like codeine and caffeine, a combination used to relieve symptoms of muscle tension headaches, CBD takes caffeine to a new level,” said Mike Forest.


Starbucks to expand delivery nationally in 2020

The Seattle coffee company launched delivery last fall in Miami with its partner, Uber Eats. It has since expanded to 10 additional U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New …


People’s Pharmacy: Why does coffee make you go to the bathroom?

Recently, scientists tested coffee in rats and found that both decaf and high-test increase the power of intestinal muscle contractions. The coffee treatments also changed the composition of the rats’ …


Luckin, a Starbucks rival in China, rises in U.S. stock debut

Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, jolted higher in its U.S. stock market debut Friday.


Taste Test: First Avenue Coffee

Owner Deborah di Bernardo’s First Avenue Coffee says that it is “coffee for the greater good,” and a neon sign at the entrance boasts “damn good coffee.” It’s a hearty …


Spokane is 1 of 10 unexpectedly awesome U.S. coffee cities (in fact, we’re No. 2)

Take that, Seattle and Portland. Livability.com has released a list of 10 Unexpectedly Awesome Coffee Cities, and Spokane has made the list. Yes, Spokane has made the list. The list! …


Frozen locally: Panhandle Cone and Coffee preaches quality, love through ice cream

Panhandle Cone and Coffee now has two scoop shops in North Idaho. Husband-and-wife proprietors Jason and Stephanie Dillon opened their second location – on Main Street in downtown Moscow – …


Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates to open 2,000 cafes.


The Dirt: Third Avenue McDonald’s set for renovation

The McDonald’s on Third Avenue in downtown Spokane is planning a major renovation, according to permits issued by the city.


Wake Up Call to expand into Idaho market with Coeur d’Alene coffee shop

Spokane-based Wake Up Call is expanding into the Idaho market with a new coffee shop in Coeur d’Alene.


Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters: How a chairlift dream became a reality

From a dream born on a chairlift, Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters brings the reality of good coffee to North Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 4:50 p.m.

Baristas beware: A robot that makes gourmet cups of coffee has arrived

In the food industry, it seems, the robot revolution is well underway. Now comes Briggo, a company that has created a fully automated, robotic brewing machine that that can push …


Outrageous! Seattle isn’t the best coffee city in the country, says new survey

A new survey claims that the Emerald City no longer wears the crown when it comes to all things coffee, and some local espresso enthusiasts are biting back.


Attention, coffee lovers: Now’s the time to nominate your favorite coffee shop or roaster and more for a Sprudgie Award

Sprudge, founded in 2009, is a popular and award-winning coffee blog based in Portland, Oregon.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Further Review: A lighthearted look at Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown stances on food, coffee and pop culture

We’ve asked them about guns, immigration, health care and the national debt. Now Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown tell us how they feel about the best sauce to …


Illy aims for independence by selling coffee capsules with JAB

Illycaffe SpA is teaming up with Mondelez International Inc. and one of Europe’s richest families to sell branded capsules that work in Nespresso machines worldwide, seeking a boost that will …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

Roast House, Evans Brothers, Thomas Hammer win Golden Bean awards

The awards were held in Portland on Sept. 22.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Starbucks ventures into delivery again with test of UberEats

Starbucks Corp. is giving delivery another chance in the U.S. After an attempt to test the service with Postmates years ago, the coffee company is now teaming up with UberEats …


Roast House’s new First Avenue Coffee in downtown Spokane spotlights small-lot, shade-grown, organic coffee

First Avenue Coffee exclusively serves Roast House Coffee. “Every coffee we buy is small-lot, hand-picked, hand-sorted and of the highest quality,” said owner Deb Di Bernardo. “All are shade-grown so …


Tim Hortons gambles with major China push

Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, plans to open more than 1,500 restaurants in China amid a growing global trade war.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Starbucks, some Spokane coffee shops switching to eco-friendly straws

The Seattle megachain of coffee shops has begun to stop offering plastic straws and is providing recyclable strawless lids at locations in Washington and Oregon. That includes a downtown Spokane …


Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least …


Indaba’s Sky Bar now open

The Sky Bar coffee kiosk marks the coffee roaster’s second downtown location. A third downtown location is also in the works.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

California health officials proposed a regulation change Friday that would declare coffee doesn’t present a significant cancer risk, countering a recent state court ruling that had shaken up some coffee …


Starbucks: You don’t have to buy coffee to sit in our cafes or use our restrooms

Starbucks is now allowing people to use its restrooms and sit in its cafes and patios even if they do not buy anything.


Don’t fret over cancer warning ordered for coffee

Experts said coffee drinkers should not change their habits on the basis of the new ruling.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

California judge rules that coffee requires cancer warning

Coffee sellers will have to post ominous warnings in California because each cup contains a chemical linked to cancer, a judge ruled.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

Tully’s suspends store operations for lack of coffee

Tully’s Coffee is closing its retail stores temporarily because they lack the coffee to continue serving customers, according to a company memo sent to managers Thursday afternoon.


National Geographic Travel names Spokane a top coffee city

The listing can be found in its March 2018 issue under the headline “These Unexpected Cities Have the Best Coffee in the U.S.”