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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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


Coffee convert starts small-batch Lake City Coffee

Russell Volz used to hate coffee. Then he began roasting his own beans.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


Roast House drops F-Bomb Cold Brew Coffee

Roast House is dropping its F-Bomb Cold Brew Coffee. In development for a year and available this week, the ready-to-drink coffee beverage comes in 12-ounce bottles. Ingredients are simple: Roast …


The Dirt: Trader Joe’s to open new store Friday on North Division

Trader Joe’s opens its second Spokane grocery this Friday on North Division.


Starbucks to offer prepaid cards to boost rewards program

Starbucks says it will introduce a prepaid card by the end of the year that lets people earn points for its rewards program.


Dreams come true at Valley eatery

Spokane Valley cafe offers crepes, scones and Thai food lunches.


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz confident in China bet despite turmoil

Worries about the Chinese economy are rocking markets the world over, but Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he’s confident in Beijing’s policymaking – and that his coffee empire is still …


Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters wins second Good Food Award

Twice as nice: Sandpoint coffee roasters become first Inland Northwest business to win Good Food Award for the second time.


Doug Clark: Starbucks ups coffee game, takes hipster to new level

I’ve been feeling pretty darned groovy about my Spokane pedigree. That is, I was until a recent visit to the latest evolution in Seattle Starbucks coffee shops.


The Rock Doc: Love of coffee might be genetic, research shows

Like millions of Americans, my day starts by plugging in the coffeepot. In my case, it’s an old-fashioned percolator. It clears its throat and brews my coffee while I rub …


Suspects held in Spokane coffee stand holdups

The two men facing charges after a pair of coffee stand robberies Tuesday afternoon cased several businesses and used a BB gun to commit the crimes, according to allegations made …