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Monday, January 24, 2011

You can now use your iPhone or Blackberry to pay at Starbucks

Posted By on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Dial in your order.
  • Dial in your order.

Before you yell at the guy in front of you at Starbucks who won't stop texting, take a minute to make sure he's not actually paying. 

Wired writes that the coffee chain has rolled out an application that allows iPhone, iPod Touch and Blackberry owners to purchase an order with their phones or touch-screen devices. The payment system is now in place nationwide at freestanding Starbucks and more than 1,000 locations inside of Target stores.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Starbucks' new Trenta size big enough for a Sasquatch

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 8:45 AM

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You've probably walked into Starbucks dozens of times over the past few years and thought, this 20 oz. Venti is just about 11 ounces short of satisfying my thirst.

Well, your call for gluttony has been answered. Starbucks unveiled the Trenta on Sunday, which at 916 ml (a shade under 31 ounces) is actually bigger than the holding capacity of an average adult's stomach.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Parisi Artisan Coffee to open shop in Union Station

Posted By on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Parisi hopes business keeps rolling at Union Station.
  • Parisi hopes business keeps rolling at Union Station.

Paris Brothers Inc. is hoping you'll follow the smell of roasting coffee straight to Union Station.

As reported in The Kansas City Star, Parisi Artisan Coffee is opening its first retail location in the city at the downtown train station (30 West Pershing Road). A late spring opening for the coffee store, which will serve food and drinks, is planned.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Control your coffeepot through the power of Twitter

Posted By on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Tell your coffeepot how you feel on Twitter.
  • Tell your coffeepot how you feel on Twitter.

The best part of waking up is sending a tweet to your coffeemaker and telling it to brew up a carafe of black gold.

Lifehacker has the instructions on how to make a Twitter-controlled coffee machine that can be turned on and off 140 characters at a time. Instead of informing the world that you need your morning coffee, now you can demand that it be made for you.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The reasons your coffee-shop waitress hates you

Posted By on Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 8:30 AM

A laptop and a cup of coffee can be a bad combination.
  • A laptop and a cup of coffee can be a bad combination.

People stop being polite and start acting real before they've had their caffeine fix for the day. And it turns out that coffee-shop waitresses bear the brunt of diners' boorish behavior.

The SF Foodie looked at why servers in coffee shops might hate their customers. And it turns out that coffee sippers are not only rude but also, in some cases, just a bit too friendly.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Your black coffee from the man who brought you White Zombie

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 8:15 AM

This is super hardcore coffee.
  • This is super hardcore coffee.

Horror movie impresario and heavy metal icon Rob Zombie is now a coffee roaster? LA Weekly's Squid Ink reports that Zombie is now selling a pair of organic, free-trade certified coffees.

You can choose from a pound of Hellbilly Brew Peru or Hellbilly Brew Dark French Roast for $13.99. Although this won't be a White Zombie Christmas as the whole bean coffee won't ship until December 27.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiter, there's a bug in my coffee bean

Posted By on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 4:30 PM

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esterday on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, reporter Ben Markus aired a story on how an infestation of the coffee borer is causing havoc in the Kona coffee fields in Hawaii and that Kona coffee -- already one of the priciest beans in the coffee market -- is going to get even more expensive.

Adding insult to injury is that all coffee beans are costly right now: "The coffee market is at an eight-year-high," said the Roasterie's Master Roaster Norman Killmon.


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Monday, December 6, 2010

Even your morning coffee is not safe from bacon

Posted By on Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Bacon and coffee are meant to be enjoyed separately.
  • Bacon and coffee are meant to be enjoyed separately.

I was a bacon innocent when I began writing for Fat City. It was not that I had failed to eat my share of the griddle sticks, but rather I met each and every new bacon invention with the wonder of a child discovering Santa's greasy breakfast had been left for him.

Today I sit here like a grizzled veteran, believing that our obsession with bacon is taking the place of legitimate culinary inspiration. I'm not surprised to see bacon appear on any menu, just slightly disappointed. And then somebody had to go and mess with my morning coffee.  


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wilco and Intelligentsia look to make a sweet cup of java

Posted By on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Wake up to Wilco in the morning.
  • Wake up to Wilco in the morning.

You can have it "Either Way." Wilco is getting set to launch Wilco Selections -- a line of regular and decaffeinated coffee beans through a partnership with Chicago-based Intelligentsia.

And as The Onion's A/V Club notes, this isn't the first foray into food for Wilco. The indie band has branded beer and a sandwich shop in Toronto. They're like the hippie-bearded, bizarro Kiss.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Listen up, kids, this is why you need to drink coffee

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:15 AM

You can't draw a foam heart in an energy drink.
  • You can't draw a foam heart in an energy drink.

No regular coffee drinker can sit by and watch the bean grinders grind to a halt. The ink of life is apparently being threatened by a generation that doesn't understand why a cup of joe is better than joe...to the extreme.

Time reports that a new study shows only 27 percent of the age group between 18 and 24 years old drink coffee daily. Put down those energy drinks, whippersnappers, because coffee school is officially in session.

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