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Yes, There Really Is A Starbucks Everywhere You Look, And That’s A Problem For Starbucks

These days, it might feel like there’s a Starbucks on every corner. And while more stores sometimes translate to more customers and better sales, the ubiquity of Starbucks is turning into a bit of a problem for the Seattle-based chain as it struggles to compete — with itself. [More]

Starbucks Expanding Nitro Cold Brew To Nearly 1,500 Locations This Year

Starbucks Expanding Nitro Cold Brew To Nearly 1,500 Locations This Year

If you’re itching for a taste of Starbuck’s Nitro Cold Brew, you might be in luck: The coffee chain is expanding the offering to nearly another 1,000 locations.  [More]

Ad Watchdog: These ‘100% Compostable’ Coffee Pods Don’t Go In Your Backyard Compost Pile

Ad Watchdog: These ‘100% Compostable’ Coffee Pods Don’t Go In Your Backyard Compost Pile

When you see the word “compostable” on a product label, do you imagine tossing it in your backyard compost pile and calling it a day? It was easy to read the packaging for Kauai coffee pods meant for use in Keurig single-serving brewers that way, but they could only be composted in a few industrial facilities. Now an ad watchdog has recommended that the company make this distinction clearer to customers. [More]

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Starbucks Selling Coffee Ice Cubes In Two Cities

A cold cup of coffee — iced coffee or cold brew, whichever you fancy — can be a nice way to cold down and get that jolt of caffeine you need in the summer. But no one wants a watered down cup of joe. To remedy that untasty situation, Starbucks is testing ice cubes made of coffee.  [More]

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Starbucks Apologizes For Outage, Says All Stores Should Be Operational Again Soon

After Starbucks stores around the country had to shut down or give out free food when their payment system stopped working, the coffee giant says that most affected locations are back to normal and that all stores should be back online soon. [More]

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More Than 160 Customers ‘Paid It Forward’ At One Starbucks Drive-Thru

Every once in a while generous consumers will “pay it forward” by buying their fellow customers coffee, diapers, lunch, or other items. These feel-good chains usually peter out after a few customers, but not for dozens of customers at one Pennsylvania Starbucks. [More]

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Starbucks Testing Lunch In Chicago This Week

Starbucks may have missed out on gobbling up Panera, but that doesn’t mean the company is ditching lunch. Instead, the coffee chain will begin tests of a specific lunch menu in Chicago this week.  [More]

Dunkin’ Donuts Ditching The Coffee Coolatta Because “It Isn’t Good Enough”

Dunkin’ Donuts Ditching The Coffee Coolatta Because “It Isn’t Good Enough”

Bad news for fans of the Coffee Coolatta from Dunkin’ Donuts: The chain says it’s killing off the beverage this summer for simply not being “good enough” to stay on the menu. [More]

Caribou Coffee Cutting Artificial Ingredients From Beverages

Caribou Coffee Cutting Artificial Ingredients From Beverages

Weeks after Dunkin’ Donuts said it would ditch artificial colors over the next two years, fellow coffee shop chain Caribou Coffee has already established a so-called “clean label standard” for its beverages, eliminating artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners.  [More]

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CEO Howard Schultz Says Starbucks Is Ready To Open A Cafe In Italy

It takes a whole lot of beans to try to compete with Italian espresso in Italy, but Starbucks’ outgoing CEO Howard Schultz says his chain is finally up for the challenge. [More]

Owners Of Discontinued Keurig Rivo Having Trouble Buying Coffee Pods That Will Work

Owners Of Discontinued Keurig Rivo Having Trouble Buying Coffee Pods That Will Work

When Keurig quietly discontinued its Rivo Cappuccino & Latte System in Dec. 2016, the company said customers would still be able to purchase Lavazza brand pods — the only ones the Rivo accepts — in its online store, as well as from a few other retailers. Soon after, however, customers started bumping into “out of stock” notices almost everywhere online. What’s the deal? [More]

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Starbucks Shuttering Final Two Evolution Fresh Juice Stores

Six years after Starbucks branched out of its caffeinated coffee corner by purchasing juice maker Evolution Fresh for $30 million and eventually opening a handful of juice stores, the coffee conglomerate is closing the doors of the final two remaining juicy locations.  [More]

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McDonald’s Dropping Price On Sodas & McCafe Drinks In Effort To Lure In Customers

Your McDonald’s bill is about to get a bit cheaper, that is if you’re just purchasing beverages: The Golden Arches will reduce the cost of soda and coffee items starting in April.  [More]

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Starbucks Testing Ice Cream In Coffee At 100 California Stores

If you’re the kind of person who likes your desserts caffeinated, or your caffeine in dessert form, you’ll have another way to get your buzz on: Starbucks will soon be serving ice cream at more than 100 U.S. locations. [More]

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Krispy Kreme Giving Away Free Doughnuts If You Buy Its Newest Coffee

Who wants cream and sugar with their coffee when they could have a free glazed doughnut? You can actually get all three of those elements at Krispy Kreme this month, if you’re willing to try the doughnut shop’s new, revamped coffee line. [More]

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Sick Of Being Robbed, Coffee Shop Goes Cash-Free

There are plenty of restaurants and businesses that refuse to accept anything other than cash, but one Baltimore coffee shop is swinging the other direction after getting robbed one too many times. [More]

Jack Daniel’s Now Sells Whiskey-Flavored Coffee

Jack Daniel’s Now Sells Whiskey-Flavored Coffee

There are all kinds of flavors of coffee out there: vanilla, caramel, peppermint, the list is fairly extensive. Now, customers will have another option: whiskey. [More]

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Here’s Why Your Packaged Coffee Might Cost More Soon

If you’re the kind of person who can’t handle interacting with other humans — much less leaving the house — before you’ve had your first cup of coffee in the morning, brace yourself: the price of some packaged java products will likely be going up soon as a result of a spike in the price of raw coffee. [More]