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

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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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Kevin Johnson takes over as the company's c.e.o. more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

Starbucks pulls shot in Italy

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By late 2018, coffee lovers in espresso-mad Milan will be able to get their shot at Starbucks’ Reserve Roastery. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report


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Howard Schultz issues statement detailing actions following the United States' immigration ban. more

Jan 30, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

The company debuted the 100% arabica coffee in early January for consumers in China. more

Jan 8, 2017 11:07 PM Coffee Report

Keurig Green Mountain launched in November a monthly coffee subscription program featuring K-Cup capsules from Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and Folgers in custom assortments or single brands. more

Dec 26, 2016 12:00 AM News

In December when Howard Schultz handed the c.e.o. baton to c.o.o. Kevin Johnson he made it clear that his work reshaping Starbucks retail had only just begun. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:00 AM News

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