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Monday: August 31, 2009

Starbucks pulls the curtain back on brand new line of instant coffee.Starbucks pulls the curtain back on brand new line of instant coffee.

Three packets will set you back $2.95 while one box will cost you $9.99.  Lack of a smug barista: priceless.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 12:47 PM | Tags (4) | coffee | instant | starbucks | via |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Dunkin' Donuts to introduce some toffee with your coffee. Yum.Dunkin' Donuts to introduce some toffee with your coffee. Yum.

Jeff Hager of Hoover, Ala., had won top honors for 'Toffee for Your Coffee,' which is described as 'a sour cream cake donut topped with glaze and chopped Heath Bar' bits.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | donuts | coffee | food | toffee | bakeoff | creative |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.McDonald's seems to be doing quite well selling fancy coffee.

A national advertising campaign started in May helped lift McCafe espresso-based drinks to about 5 percent of total sales in the U.S. Low-priced menu items drove sales in the U.K. and France, and longer store hours boosted demand in Australia, McDonald’s said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:36 PM | Tags (7) | food | fast | coffee | mcdonalds | mccafe | espresso | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 20, 2009

You just might be able to order a venti beer at your local Starbucks one day.You just might be able to order a venti beer at your local Starbucks one day.

The new store is an attempt by the struggling coffee company to boost sales especially during evening hours, USA Today reported. If the first beer selling location in Seattle is successful, others will follow, a Starbucks source said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:53 AM | Tags (7) | starbucks | beer | wine | coffee | alcohol | struggling | pilot |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Scald-proof fabric to provide relief to all drinkers of hot beverages.Scald-proof fabric to provide relief to all drinkers of hot beverages.

...in conjunction with colleagues at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, looked to recent studies suggesting carbon nanotubes are powerfully hydrophobic in their search for a material that can repel hot water as well as cold, and found that they seem indifferent to temperature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:02 PM | Tags (7) | coffee | fabric | hot | nano | scalding | science | tea |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

The top ten tips and tricks for better coffee.The top ten tips and tricks for better coffee.

Turns out decorating lattes not as hard as you might have thought.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:46 AM | Tags (4) | coffee | tips | tricks | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

New study reveals that drinking coffee may help to prevent memory loss.New study reveals that drinking coffee may help to prevent memory loss.

Two months later, the caffeinated rodents did much better on memory tests than mice given 'straight' water, reports The Mirror, and their memories were as sharp as the memories of older, healthy mice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 11:40 AM | Tags (8) | coffee | memory | study | loss | mice | tests | prevention | health |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Drinking coffee might actually prevent bad breath?Drinking coffee might actually prevent bad breath?

Chalk up another added benefit for coffee addicts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 5:02 PM | Tags (4) | breath | coffee | halitosis | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Dunkin' Donuts pulls the curtain back on new online social ordering experience.Dunkin' Donuts pulls the curtain back on new online social ordering experience.

You'll still need somebody to be your coffee mule but now there is less chance of them screwing up your order.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:57 PM | Tags (5) | coffee | donuts | online | ordering | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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