Starbucks Open Visitor Center on Farm


The retail coffee giant recently opened a Costa Rican visitor center, a working farm that gives guests the chance to follow the coffee process from the field to the cup. more

Mar 7, 2018 5:08 PM Coffee Report

For the first time in 40 years, Starbucks began serving a new core espresso choice to US customers in January. Blonde Espresso now can be requested in a variety of drinks. more

Mar 2, 2018 12:00 AM Coffee Report

McDonald’s, which generates millions of tons of take-away trash daily, boldly declared that by 2025 all of its guest packaging will be sustainable, and that recycling will be universal at its 37,000 locations in 100 countries. more

Feb 27, 2018 12:00 AM News

Coffee sellers in California, including Starbucks and 7-11, have posted cancer warnings in light of a lawsuit that states consumers are entitled to a “clear and reasonable warning” when products contain compounds that may have adverse health effects. more

Feb 26, 2018 12:00 AM News

Starbucks’ Arrival May ‘Wake Up’ Italy

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Starbucks’ announcement that it would open a roastery in Milan prompted skepticism in the mainstream media. In an informal survey, however, Italian importers, roasters, and café owners, support for the retailer’s arrival was nearly unanimous. more

Feb 23, 2018 12:00 AM Features

Tazo Tea, the mystical, quirky, somewhat eccentric legend created by Steven Smith, lives on as a Unilever brand acquired from Starbucks in November for $384 million. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

Stand Earth organized a five-day protest against Starbucks over a 2008 promise to switch to recyclable cups. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report


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Starbucks opened its first Princi bakery location at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle on Nov. 7. more

Nov 7, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report


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The October opening was the latest expansion by Tata Starbucks Private Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks and Tata Global Beverages and was intended to reaffirm the partnership’s long-term commitment to India. more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Acquiring a controlling interest in US-based Blue Bottle Coffee is Nestlé’s countermove to a five-year spending spree by JAB Holding Co. more

Oct 6, 2017 10:00 AM News

Starbucks recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its operations in Mexico and plans for continued expansion in the years to come. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report



Stakeholders expect the rapid expansion of China’s retail cafes to continue, but a successful outcome is not certain. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Cascara is a new beverage brewing in indie and chain coffee shops.  Although consumed primarily as a tea, it is made from the hulls of coffee berries. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments

Two Gems of Beijing’s Independent Coffee Scene

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A decade ago an independent café selling specialty coffee found it difficult to even obtain quality beans from major producing countries. Fast forward and times have changed. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Starbucks Rosalind Brewer

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Rosalind Brewer, a former president and c.e.o. of Sam’s Club and a Starbucks board member, has been named Americas group president and chief operating officer. more

Oct 2, 2017 12:00 AM News

Starbucks has a new plan to support Colombian coffee growers. Working with the United States Agency for International Development, the retail giant intends to train and support 1,000 farmers in areas battered by political conflict. more

Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Starbucks plans to double the size of its facility in Augusta, Ga., and hire as many as 100 employees once construction is completed. more

Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Starbucks unveiled its Unicorn Frappuccino drink earlier this year but The End Brooklyn and its owner, Montauk Juice Factory, didn’t like the move and filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit May 3 against the coffee giant. more

Jun 5, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Eight months after it announced its partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev in which the beer giant would manufacture and distribute the teas, Starbucks has launched a range of Teavana bottled teas. more

Apr 17, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

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