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Coffee, Doughnuts, and Lifting Up the Young Women of Oakland

click to enlarge<p>For the past several months, young women from East and West Oakland have been hawking coffee and doughnuts on First Fridays and at …

One of London's trendiest coffee chains wants customers to give it £1.5 million

Independent coffee chain Grind, which has four branches across London, is hoping loyal customers will buy its bond on website Crowdcube, which gives investors 8% interest in return for lending their cash to the business.<p>Co-founder and CEO David Abrahamovitch told Business Insider: "I love …

10 Ways To Use Matcha Tea

<b>2. Matcha Fro-Yo Pops</b><br>Mix matcha powder with plain yogurt and a drizzle of honey, and freeze in popsicle molds.<p><b>3. Matcha Latte</b> <br>Combine 1 tsp matcha …

This is matcha — the trendy green tea that could make coffee obsolete

Matcha green tea has been called the 'coffee killer' and we wanted to see what all the fuss was about. So we unboxed Panatēa's Matcha green tea ceremonial grade 4-piece set. This kit provides all the tools you need to make a cup (or bowl) of matcha at home or the office.<p><i>Produced by Joe Avella</i><p><b>Follow</b> …

People in Japan are waiting four hours for a cup of Blue Bottle coffee

The company, which began in Oakland, California in 2002, hopes its early popularity is more than a passing fad. Japan's consumer culture is littered with manias for Western food imports: pancakes, popcorn, doughnuts, even Taco Bell.<p>Success in Japan is important for Blue Bottle, which operates 17 …

The Nordic – Scandinavian Food Truck Identity by Alexandre Pietra

The Nordic – Visual identity system by Swiss graphic designer Alexandre Pietra for a Scandinavian food truck.<p>Alexandre Pietra is a young, talented …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Smaller Bites: Why We're All for Trading in Entrées for Tapas

<i>Today: This week, Pete Wells wrote about the mess that's come from eliminating entrées from restaurant menus.</i> <i>Here's why we're pro-small plate, chaos or not—and what this means for eating better at home.</i><p>In 2013, Wylie Dufresne, one of New York's most influential chefs, referred to the domination of …

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

How much does a food truck cost?<p>The short answer: about $50,000 on the low end, at least in California. The long answer: it can cost much, much more to actually get a food truck business off the ground -- depending on who you are, where you are, and what your goals may be.<p>Food trucks have been a …

18 Beautiful Cocktails To Sip This Spring

Raise your glass to warmer weather with these sophisticated drinks.<p>Warmer weather makes spring the perfect time to imbibe cocktails that are as delicious as they are pretty.

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Keurig is making 2 mistakes that are driving customers away

The company's shares have been declining amid a recall of its MINI Plus Brewing System. The inventor of the coffee brewer's K-Cups has criticized the product for being bad for the environment.<p>And customers who bought the Keurig 2.0 on Amazon complain that they realized they needed a new kind of …

Longmont goes to Hollywood: Highline Coffee featured at Academy Awards

The winners, losers and just about everyone else attending this Sunday's Academy Awards in Los Angeles share one thing in common: the after-party. …

I visited the coffee shop that just raised $15 million from tech investors to see what all the fuss was about

I go to Starbucks on the way to work every day. I know it's not the best coffee available, but for all its detractors, it's an efficient caffeine-delivery mechanism.<p>Today, I took the long way to work to try Philz Coffee, a San Francisco coffee-shop chain that just finished a $15 million Series B …

Starbucks is switching tea brands and now there's a shortage in New York City

The first two times I was told the location was out of green tea and was forced to choose a less-caffeinated flavor. On the third try this week, a Starbucks employee told me, "We're all out of tea."<p>I couldn't believe that a chain dedicated to selling hot beverages was completely wiped out of one of …

5 questions VCs are thinking after your first meeting

<i>The following story is by Chirag Kulkarni, a serial entrepreneur and advisor. He is currently the CEO of C&M Group, an entrepreneurial strategy consulting firm focused on growth and new product innovation for startups to Fortune 500s. Previously, he cofounded STR, a B2C and B2B racquet-stringing</i> …

Peet's Coffee Tea closes its 3 Pittsburgh stores

Peet's Coffee & Tea closed its three stores in Pittsburgh on Monday, citing low sales.<p>The stores, open for a little over a year, employed 30 people, …

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Keurig Says More Than 7 Million of Their Coffee Machines Could Burn You

How to tell if yours is being recalled.<p>Keurig has recalled 7.1 million of its coffee brewers in the U.S. and Canada because the water in them can overheat and escape during use, leading to a possible risk of burns. This problem is especially a concern if you try to brew two or more cups in quick …

2014: The Year in Starbucks

If 2014 has shown the world anything, it's that people still really love <b>Starbucks:</b> CIA agents, NBC employees in Sochi, teenagers, and the even President himself. Still, it has its detractors, including coffee snobs, comedian Nathan Fielder, and musician Neil Young.<p>But that hasn't stopped the chain …

Starbucks Is Opening A New Premium Café With Much Better Coffee

The first Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room opened Friday in Seattle, and the company has plans to build another 100 locations in the coming years.<p>"Everything we've ever done has led us to this point," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said in a statement. "This is the moment of the next …

Ikea’s Quest To Design The Perfect All-Purpose Chair

Ikea taps a small Swedish design studio to create a chair that looks as good in an apartment as it does in a conference center.<p>There is an invisible line between the chair suitable for public seating and the one suitable for putting in your home. An aluminum folding chair might look perfectly fine …

What coffee chains want for Christmas: To create the next Pumpkin Spice - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

By Mark Reilly <br>– Managing Editor, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal<p>Nov 21, 2014, 6:52am CST<p>Caribou Coffee and its rivals had a fun fall selling …

Conan O’Brien Takes His Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky Coffee Tasting

On a recent episode of <i>Conan</i>, host Conan O’Brien took his associate producer Jordan Schlansky to Intelligentsia Coffee for a coffee tasting after …

EspressGO Capsule Coffee Machine – because a hot cup of coffee can never wait

If coffee is your weakness and you can’t properly start your day without your daily caffeine fix then you know how time consuming it is to brew your …

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Coffee-flavor profiles for beginners, part 2

Now that you know how to differentiate different types of beans depending on where in the world they came from, it’s time to face the next step. In …

Coffee-flavor profiles for beginners

Coffee culture is evolving. No longer is coffee just an enabler for our desperation-filled all-nighters or something we hide under layers of sugar, …

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marte.marte - Maiden tower, Dafins 2013. Located adjacent to the architect’s own house, the tower provides bedrooms for the architect’s daughters. Photos © Marc Lins.

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

A NYC Cult Shop Heads to Tokyo

To be filed under: You can go home again. Designer Makié Yahagi of Makié, in NYC’s SoHo, one of our favorite under-the-radar retailers, recently …