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Starbucks Makes a Big Bet on New Product Mix in 2014 - Motley Fool

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“ Starbucks Makes a Big Bet on New Product Mix in 2014 Motley Fool With its VIA, K-Cups, and Verismo platforms, Starbucks has a stronghold on the $8 billion-and-growing single-serve coffee category these days.”
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illy's Espresso Revolution: A Luxury Business Model And The Search For The ... - Forbes

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“ illy's Espresso Revolution: A Luxury Business Model And The Search For The ... Forbes In their quest to create the perfect coffee, Italian powerhouse illycaffe has pushed for a different business model.”
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With a twist, Immerset looks to change pour-over coffee - CNET

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“ With a twist, Immerset looks to change pour-over coffee CNET Obviously this is true with coffee. The little bean transforms easily into a robust popular beverage that shows no sign of slowing down.”
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Pour-Over Coffee Taking it slow with two locally roasted coffees - Boise Weekly

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“ Boise Weekly Pour-Over Coffee Taking it slow with two locally roasted coffees Boise Weekly For those accustomed to slugging bottomless cups of eye-widening sludge from a drip coffee pot, the craft coffee movement might seem a little tedious.”
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Top Coffee Scholars Showcased in Award-Winning Book

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“We’re super excited about the release of the seminal book, Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry, which is seriously one of the very best coffee books to be released in a very long time.”Barista Magazine’s Editor Sarah Allen is one of the contributors in the book, and she joins an impressive roster of experts from the specialty-coffee industry, including:• Willem Boot• Olga Cuellar• Kenneth Davids• George Howell• Andrew Hetzel• Shawn Steiman• Robert Thurston• Geoff Watts• Alf Kramer• Ted Lingle• Paul Rice• Connie Blumhardt• Sunalini Menonand others.The book was just named the winner of the USA prize for Best Coffee Book in the Gourmand Best in the World Competition. As such, the book will be considered for the prize of The Best In The World, at the awards ceremony in Bejing, on May 20.If you want to give this fantastic book as a gift, you can purchase it HERE.
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cafe balao coffee maker brews with chemistry kit carafes

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portugal based designer davide mateus has reimaginged the coffee-making process as a scientific experiment, creating a machine that looks to be straight out of a laboratory.Made from two, delicate blown-glass flask incorporated with an electric heater at its base, the transparent system allows the user to visualize the brewing procedure and prepares in just a third of the time than an alcohol-fueled machine. based on the brief ‘coffee made at home’, mateus explores the root of why people choose to self-brew, and incorporates an entertaining and fun approach to the visual aesthetic. ‘cafe balao’ rethinks the caffeine kick, allowing coffee connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike to play the role of chemist.
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Where to Drink the Best Coffee in Paris ?

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I started drinking coffee upon moving to Paris but it was really only once I traveled to London and New York, homes to more established specialty coffee cultures, that I could clearly distinguish between what I was being served in Paris and what coffee was truly meant to be - a flavorful reflection of the beans roasted (and their origins) and the hands that prepared it.The other thing to keep in mind is the act of ordering and consuming coffee in much of France is less about the actual drink and more about experience and effect - it's often an accessory to café conversation or strictly consumed for the jolt it produces (and judging by French office life, one is never enough). As a visitor, part of the Paris experience is loafing around cafés that overlook bustling boulevards. Unequivocally good coffee should be part of the fantasy.Fortunately, the arrival of foreign-born or trained baristas, a veritable métier, to be sure, within the last two years has ushered in a wave of coffee shops that are single-handedly responsible for shifting perception and tastes among locals. Part of a mushrooming movement, these spots are absolutely worth seeking out on your next visit...
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The Coffee King Is Here to Stay

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Whenever we talk about coffee, Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX ) , Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN )and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD ) catch our attention. With more than a 50% gain year-to-date, Starbucks remained one of the top buys in the restaurant industry in 2013. Will the coffee giant continue to outperform its peers going forward as well? The answer is a "strong yes" and here are the two reasons.Strong earningsIn its fourth quarter of 2013, Starbucks reported earnings per share of $0.63, 37% more than its earnings of $0.46 per share a year earlier. Analysts at Thomson Reuters had expected the company to report earnings of $0.60 per share. In comparison with the last year, revenue also rose 13% to $3.8 billion.Same-store sales grew by 7%, driven primarily by the company's biggest regions -- the U.S. and China, where comparable sales rose by 8%. The U.S. market is of foremost importance to Starbucks as it constitutes more than 75% of the company's business.In the Asia-Pacific region, comparable-store sales rose 8%. This figure jumped 2% in Starbucks' Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.
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Siphon Coffee: Highest Expression of the Coffee Bean?

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If you watched (obsessed over) Breaking Bad, you might remember the moment in the second half of season five (episode 603 entitled "Sunset", to be precise) when Gale Boetticher introduced Walter White to his coffee-making apparatus over a fresh cooked batch of meth. The machinery looks complex, but the brewing apparatus was essentially a siphon filter system. And fortunately, you don't need Gale's chemistry acumen to enjoy a similar creation, because several joints here in the city will brew a cup for you.
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Counter Culture Releases A New Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel And It Is Glorious

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Nerds, rejoice. Counter Culture’s Coffee Department has released a modified version of the Specialty Coffee Association of America‘s ubiquitous coffee flavor wheel. The original flavor wheel was developed in 1995 and, according to the SCAA website, is “a glossary of coffee terms based on sensory science and has become the standard that most cuppers today use in describing the coffee they buy and/or sell.”
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A new coffee shop Artisan Roastery based in Kuala Lumpur

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Big things are happening with Artisan Roast Coffee. After the successes of their Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) and Bangsar Village II cafés, the craft coffee specialists launched Artisan Roast HQ, their largest outlet yet in June this year. One of the reasons for more space was to accommodate a central coffee roasting area.Due to overwhelming response from fans, that space was given over to tables for customers. Back to the drawing board then: a new space was found in d7 at Sentul East for the roastery, now simply called Artisan Roastery.
To fulfil the market’s growing demand for high quality coffee, Artisan Roastery will be employing a SmartRoast Merlin coffee roaster (which costs approximately RM450,000) by Californian-based manufacturer Loring. On hand to help the Artisan team along with what is touted as the greenest coffee roaster in the world is Michael de Renouard, an experienced roasting trainer from Denmark...
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swissmiss | New York Specialty Coffee Map

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“New York Specialty Coffee Map. new york specialty map. The New York Coffee Map features over 100 of New York's best cafes serving specialty coffee. It is printed on high quality recycled paper in a limited edition of 500.”
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Cafe culture in Asian countries

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The development of a coffee culture can be visualised as occurring in different waves. The first wave is when coffee is introduced to the market in the form of mass-produced brews. The second wave focuses... The third wave is when coffee becomes more of a craft, emphasising the quality and origin of the beans. This particular wave introduces coffee drinkers to baristas and to bean growers as well. Observing... First observation is in Vietnam which has a deeply rooted coffee culture from the French colonisation. Yet, it is still considered to be in the early stage of the second wave. While many consider coffee...
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Your health: Coffee as medicine? - Chicago Daily Herald

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“ Your health: Coffee as medicine? Chicago Daily Herald It turned out that blood flow measured in the finger or thumb was 30 percent higher on the day they had regular coffee than on the day they had decaf.”
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17 gifts for coffee lovers - Los Angeles Times

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“ 17 gifts for coffee lovers Los Angeles Times There's probably a coffee gift that's perfect for anyone on your holiday list, whether that person is inclined to make coffee with a manual dripper or is more interested in pods, is someone who drinks...”
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All-in-One Coffee Machine Turns Raw Beans Into a Freshly Brewed Cup - Smithsonian (blog)

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“ Smithsonian (blog) All-in-One Coffee Machine Turns Raw Beans Into a Freshly Brewed Cup Smithsonian (blog) You probably don't know this, but it takes about six months for a coffee bean to go from crop to cup.”
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DILBERT CREATOR: I Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Doesn't Drink Coffee - Business Insider

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“ Business Insider DILBERT CREATOR: I Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Doesn't Drink Coffee Business Insider If you don't drink coffee, you should think about two to four cups a day. It can make you more alert, happier, and more productive.”
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Berlin's Coffee Scene: The Next Big Thing

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“Specialty coffee is booming in Germany, thanks in large part to the Berlin Coffee Society”A few friends in the specialty-coffee industry have been buzzing to me for a while now about how the scene is growing, and growing fast, in Berlin, Germany. The trajectory reminds me of what’s happened in recent years in Paris, France, or New York City: the culture is already educated and food-loving, but for some reason, coffee has come late in the game. However, once it’s there, it builds exponentially until it’s being talked about the world over. It’s really exciting to see...
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yesign scoops up coffee powder with folded measuring spoon

yesign scoops up coffee powder with folded measuring spoon | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
the folded ‘measuring spoon’ by yesign enables coffee and tea powder to easily be scooped up, without the mess of a regular spoon. The geometric design is crafted so that it allows one to plunge the flat-shaped utensil into the granules and then simply by pressing the sides together, a spoon head will emerge ready to collect the desired amount. the flexible piece saves on washing as it can be reused due to the lack of mess it creates, once the fingers are released from the sides, the spoon will return to its flat form and can be conveniently stored away.
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New coffee maker gives your kitchen some perk, your wallet a jolt

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Get ready for some high-tech home coffee brewing. And get ready to pay for it.Denmark-based Scanomat has created the TopBrewer, an app-controlled tap that dispenses coffee from freshly ground beans. The built-in brewer lets users customize drink settings — more or less coffee; the amount and type of milk — and dispenses hot or sparkling water, espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, latte, steaming or cold milk, tea-temperature water and steam for blanching vegetables.It can brew a cup in 15 seconds.The system costs about ...
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Coffee Review Presents The top coffee of 2013

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The team at Coffee Review has for the first time released an ordered list of the year’s top-rated roasted coffees, presented in a 100-point Wine Spectator-style scale and offering roasters a way to promote their coffee quality. The top coffee on the list is a 96-point Ethiopian Yirgacheffe roasted by Temple Coffee and Tea of Sacramento, California.Founded by Kenneth Davids and Ron Walters in 1997, Coffee Review says the list includes about half of the year’s 94-plus-point coffees. “Every coffee on the list is special. All are outstanding in quality. But each one also displays certain distinctive and unique aroma and flavor characteristics, sometimes subtle, sometimes striking, that set them apart from other coffees,” Davids said in an announcement on Friday.
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Mahlkönig Releases The Definitive “Coffee Shot 101″ User Guide

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The Coffee Shot, man – it’s taking the world by storm. This new / old way to approach brewing coffee on an espresso machine is all the rage in discerning speciality coffee circles, and it may be coming to a boutique coffee bar near you. But how does it work? And what does it mean? And should you order one?Let’s demystify the Coffee Shot a bit (we’re using proper noun form in recognition of the Coffee Shot zeitgeist). You take a Mahlkönig EK43 coffee grinder and an espresso machine, and you make a cup of brewed cup coffee with it. It’s like having a cup of coffee that looks and acts and tastes like a pour over, or an Aeropress, or a cup of batch brew, but it’s coming out of the espresso machine. The Coffee Shot subverts our expectation of what espresso machines were meant to do. It’s nothing short of a little bombshell...
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Chart of the Week: Coffee and tea around the world

Chart of the Week: Coffee and tea around the world | Curating Mode ! | Scoop.it
Millions, if not billions, of people around the world start (and often continue) their days with a hot, stimulating beverage. And despite the popularity of yerba mate in Argentina and its neighbors, for most people the pick-me-up of choice is coffee or tea. But, as economic geographers and market analysts have long known, most countries show a distinct preference for one or the other — a legacy of geopolitics, colonial expansion and shifting trade patterns.This map from The Economist (aggregating data on 79 countries from market-research firm Euromonitor International) clearly delineates the coffee and tea blocs. Coffee predominates in the Americas and in continental Europe, while tea is preferred in most of Asia and the former Soviet Union.On the interactive map [click through above], mousing over each country shows the relative preferences for coffee and tea. In the U.S., for instance, people drink three times as much coffee as tea; in Russian the ratio is almost exactly reversed.As Stanford University geographer Martin W. Lewis notes on his GeoCurrents blog, the geography of hot drinks has changed markedly over the centuries. Places once so famous for coffee that they gave their names to it (Java, Turkey, the Arabian peninsula) now favor tea or other stimulants, as do most of the tropical countries that grow the world’s joe (with a few exceptions, such as Colombia and Brazil). Great Britain exported its love of tea to most of its former colonial dominions, and it’s no coincidence that South Korea and the Philippines — both with close ties to the U.S. — are among the few Asian nations to prefer coffee over tea.Although more green coffee is produced globally than tea — 8.5 million metric tons versus 4.7 million metric tons of tea in 2011, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization — it takes only about two grams of tea to make a cup, compared with 10 grams of coffee. As a result, as British geographer David Grigg wrote, worldwide “three cups of tea are drunk for every one of coffee.”
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Coffee in Paris: The Coffee Revolution Continues ...

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Paris: capital of a country whose gastronomy is UNESCO classified, populated by people with palates refined enough to distinguish multiple tasting notes in wines, to appreciate numerous subtleties of cheese… And yet, when it comes to coffee, nuances of taste seem to go out the window: to be necked back at the bar after a meal, its role is as a shot of caffeine to jolt the system awake through the soporific task of digestion.But, recently, something of a coffee revolution has been slowly but surely taking place in Paris, with serious coffee specialists popping up throughout the capital over the last couple of years. We talked about the inaugural wave ...
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Starbucks Makes a Big Bet on New Product Mix in 2014

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Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX ) kicked off the new year this week with the launch of its first-ever line of VIA lattes. On Tuesday, Starbucks introduced a new Caramel Flan latte and a fresh line of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew lattes that are now available in Starbucks stores throughout the United States and Canada. Simply add water to Starbucks' new VIA Vanilla Latte and Caffe Mocha Latte packs and voila -- instant gratification. Perhaps more important, these new products underscore the wild success Starbucks has achieved with its VIA format.A brief flashbackThe java giant first launched the VIA platform of Ready Brew beverages at its U.S. stores in late 2009. By mid-2010, its VIA products had topped $100 million in global sales. By the start of 2011, VIA was the fifth-best-selling instant coffee brand by volume in the U.S., with more than 10% market share, according to AdAge.Today, Starbucks is aggressively expanding both the product mix and distribution of its VIA platform. Its VIA Ready Brew products are now sold worldwide through a variety of channels outside of its 19,000 company-owned Starbucks locations, including grocery store chains, warehouse clubs, convenience stores, and U.S. food-service accounts...

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