Coffee and bongs: While you might not expect the two things to be related, they are. Or at least, they were in a recent copyright lawsuit that saw coffee giant Starbucks sue the maker of frappuccino-shaped bongs. [More]
As more consumers become interested in where their food — drinks included — comes from, McDonald’s is pledging to buy 100% of its coffee from sustainable sources by 2020. [More]
If you’re the kind of person who would rather fall asleep at your desk than venture inside a Starbucks during rush hour, avoiding the crush inside the store could change everything about your morning routine. To that end, the Seattle-based chain is testing curbside pickup.
Joining Starbucks bottled beverages on store shelves next year will be Dunkin’ Donuts, which says it’s teaming up with Coca-Cola to launch ready-to drink iced coffee products. [More]
If you feel like you’re getting too much ice and not enough coffee in your Starbucks iced beverages, well, we’ve got some bad news for you: a judge has ruled the chain hasn’t done anything wrong. [More]
In a move that its rivals haven’t tried yet, Lyft says it will start selling gift cards in a new partnership with Starbucks. [More]
There will be another dairy-free alternative for Starbucks customers come September: alongside soy and coconut milk, the chain will be offering almond milk as part of its milk lineup. [More]
Starbucks’ love affair with cold brew coffee doesn’t appear to be slowing down. In addition to selling a traditional version of the cold beverage – along with a nitro version – at stores and bottles of the drink at retail partners like Target, the company is now providing customers with the option of making the beverage at home with new pitcher packs. [More]
For those of us of a certain age, especially those of us that age who grew up in and around Boston, the Dunkin’ Donuts brand identity might seem indelible. But it’s been almost 20 years since the last time Fred the Baker intoned, “Time to make the donuts!” on TV, and those decades — and a national expansion in the face of some stiff competition — have left the iconic sugar-and-caffeine chain in a bit of a slump.
Hikers in the Boise Foothills of Idaho who’ve enjoyed a free cup of coffee handed out by a guy and his mule will be glad to hear that they’ll get keep operating on private land after tackling a few regulatory hurdles. [More]
Wings are pretty vital to an airplane. Engines, flight instruments, landing gear, yeah, these are all things you definitely want to be sure are mechanically sound before you find yourself hurtling at 500 miles an hour six miles above the surface of the Earth. Yet even the most devoted caffeine addict would probably rather take off on time than wait three hours for the plane’s coffee maker to get fixed — so what’s the deal when you have to camp out on the tarmac because the plane can’t make you a cup o’ joe?
While recent changes to the rewards program at Starbucks drew some complaints, the app remains popular and customers still have massive amounts of money stored away in their accounts. However, the company has brought back a very analog promotion for the summer, which uses a card with stickers for customers to rack up free drinks. [More]
Two weeks after a computer glitch pushed out Starbucks’ annual price increase early, the day has finally come when your morning cup of joe will actually cost more. [More]