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Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?
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The coffee company that positions itself as the anti-chain is poised for an ambitious expansion.
April 8, 2014 in Grow Your Business
NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

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When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?

Is This the K-Cup's Fatal Flaw?

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If K-Cups are considered the future of coffee, new research is calling into question the future of the K-Cup.
March 31, 2014 in Lifestyle
Mega Brands Collide: Soon, You Can Order 'Oprah Chai Tea' at Starbucks

Mega Brands Collide: Soon, You Can Order 'Oprah Chai Tea' at Starbucks

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In Oprah's first ever alignment with another brand, Oprah Chai will play a key role in Starbucks' budding tea business.
March 20, 2014 in Marketing
TOMS Brings One-For-One Business Model to the Coffee Industry

TOMS Brings One-For-One Business Model to the Coffee Industry

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Following a two-year absence from the company he founded, Blake Mycoskie is back with a new vision for the coffee industry and beyond.
March 12, 2014 in Business News
 Starbucks Banned at Sochi? No Problem. NBC Finds a Way to Smuggle It In.

Starbucks Banned at Sochi? No Problem. NBC Finds a Way to Smuggle It In.

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While Starbucks isn't an Olympic sponsor, NBC has managed to set up its own shop for coffee addicts.
February 17, 2014 in Franchises
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

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While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
February 11, 2014 in Franchises
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

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A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. The only difference from the original? The word 'dumb' in front of its name.
February 10, 2014 in Franchises
Photos: How 10 Savvy Companies Use Food to Boost Morale and Collaboration

How 10 Savvy Companies Use Food to Boost Morale and Collaboration

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The key to your staff's heart (and productivity) might be through their stomachs. Check out the innovative ways these companies are getting work done while keeping bellies full and spirits high.
January 22, 2014 in Business Management
Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

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The inventors claim that topically applied caffeine offers a consistent level of energy without the jolting buzz-then-crash that comes with drinking caffeinated drinks.
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

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Researchers have provided another reason to embrace our coffee addictions, with a new study suggesting caffeine may improve long-term memory.
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some Shops

Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some Shops

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Pumpkin spice latte… with bubbles? Starbucks is now allowing customers in select stores to carbonate coffee and tea beverages.
December 13, 2013 in Exploring New Markets

The Most Expensive Cities for Expats (Infographic)

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Eyeing an overseas career move or considering an exotic retirement? Choose your new homeland wisely.
December 6, 2013 in Lifestyle
Starbucks CEO Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores

Starbucks CEO Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote an open letter to customers saying the presence of weapons in its stores is 'unsettling and upsetting' to too many of its customers.
September 18, 2013 in Franchises
Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road

Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road

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BikeCaffe, a British franchise concept, brings the coffee house to the customer.
April 10, 2013 in Franchises
Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson

Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson

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The founder of Stumptown Coffee Roasters made a list of the 30 most influential people in the beverage industry. Here's why.
April 25, 2012 in Leadership
Filed Your Taxes? You Deserve a Cup of Coffee

Filed Your Taxes? You Deserve a Cup of Coffee

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Most companies link their promotions to days that people love to celebrate. Seattle's Best Coffee, among others, is tying its latest campaign to a day that most dread...Tax Day
April 11, 2012 in Franchises
Baristas, the Hooters of Coffee, Tries Reality TV

Baristas, the Hooters of Coffee, Tries Reality TV

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The Seattle coffee chain is holdings auditions to cast "hot young girls as servers" for a new reality show. A recent Tampa casting call, however, came up short.
February 3, 2012 in Franchises
Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

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KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.
January 17, 2012 in Success Stories
Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

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Two former baseball players throw a curve at the consumer quest for caffeine. From our Business Unusual file.
September 16, 2011 in Success Stories
Video: The Innovators: Stumptown's Duane SorensonPlay Video

The Innovators: Stumptown's Duane Sorenson (Video)

Founder of the counterculture coffee brand talks about how he's managed to innovate within the age-old coffee industry.
August 29, 2011 in Innovation
Gourmet Coffee Bars: A Caffeine-Fueled Comparison

Gourmet Coffee Bars: A Caffeine-Fueled Comparison

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We look at some of the more notable coffee shops around the U.S.
June 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

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This innovator elevated coffee to a level of appreciation on par with gourmet food and fine wine. An inside look at how the company helped launch a culture of coffee aficionados.
June 21, 2011 in Profiles
How to Open a Coffee Bar

How to Open a Coffee Bar

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Consider these essentials to help make your caffeinated dreams come true. Plus, a list of the leading coffee franchises.
June 21, 2011 in Magazine
The Top Food Franchises

The Top Food Franchises

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Our list of the top restaurant franchises--and how to be innovative when it comes to the most important meal of the day.
March 22, 2011 in Franchise 500

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