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Stories tagged: coffee

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

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

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.”

It’s a bold but not bitter business: Spokane coffee economy buzzing with high share of shops, roasteries

The U.S. coffee market is a $40 billion industry, and Spokane is spending more than its share.

Q&A with Jeff Koehler, author of ‘Where the Wild Coffee Grows’

Gonzaga University grad and travel and food writer Jeff Koehler explores the origins of coffee in his latest book.

Seattle’s Slayer Espresso, maker of pricey machines, bought by Italian coffee-equipment firm

Slayer Espresso, a Seattle-based maker of high-end espresso machines, has been purchased by Gruppo Cimbali, an Italian manufacturer of coffee equipment.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

13 of the best drive-thru coffee stands in and around Spokane

Drive-thru coffee shops offer caffeine as well as convenience.

Cedar Coffee opens on North Monroe Street

The new coffee shop opened Wednesday with a soft launch in the same location that used to house Coeur Coffeeshop.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017

Gonzaga University grad pens book on the origins of coffee

“Where the Wild Coffee Grows: The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup” is slated for release Nov. 14.

Grab a cup and celebrate National Coffee Day

Caffeine lovers rejoice. There is plenty of free, cheap, and socially conscious coffee to be found on Friday.

Roast House hosts Brew Methods Class

French press, pour over, Chemex, AeroPress and cold brew are on the syllabus.

For Seattle’s Pike Place, a $74 million marketing effort

Pike Place Market has been one of Seattle’s main tourist attractions for much of its 110-year history, despite one oddity: It has never been as functional for visitors as for …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

Everett agrees not to enforce ban on bikini baristas

The city of Everett has agreed not to enforce its ban on bikini baristas while it’s challenged in court.

How hard is Irma hitting Miami? Cuban coffee 1 way to tell

To gauge Hurricane Irma’s impact on Miami, some won’t be watching just weather reports; they’ll be tracking Cuban coffee consumption.

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Readers weigh in on best local coffee shops

Here are a few more recommends – with much thanks to some of our – maybe more caffeinated – readers

Dutch Bros Coffee recalls eclipse glasses

A coffee company has issued a recall notice of all of its eclipse glasses.

UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

Coffee drinkers live longer, have lower risk of disease, studies find

Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released Monday that add to extensive research indicating coffee consumption is associated with better health.

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017

All jokes aside, Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet sparks questions too

President Donald Trump sparked a global kerfuffle over “covfefe” with his bizarrely truncated tweet just minutes into Wednesday, spawning countless jokes across Twitter but also more serious questions for which …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Coeur Coffeehouse closes its doors

After nearly five years, the corner coffee shop on North Monroe Street has called it quits.

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.

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.

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 …

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

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …