Fresh Brews is the weekly wrap up of coffee news. I never know what I’m going to stumble across in the land of coffee news – it’s often random and sometimes weird.
Espresso News And Reviews The next coffee crisis
While climate change is reducing the amount of coffee that can be grown, The Shot says it’s just a little too early to call it the end of coffee as we know it.
Starbucks Melody The new However-You-Want-It-Frappuccino is here [@Frappuccino]
If you’re in Seattle, you can now get your Frappuccino however you want it – fresh milk, soy milk, decaf, etc. The rest of the county will start seeing the new Frap in May. I can’t get enough of the Frap between June and August, so I can’t wait to try it. Have you tried them? What did you think?
Coffee Nate Behind the Scenes at the United States Barista Championships / Lem Butler
Go behind the scenes with a special guest reporter at the Barista Championships and see what really goes on! Ok, so maybe it’s not as cool as going behind the curtain at a rock concert, but still it’s pretty cool.
Daily Demitasse Local Roaster Larry’s Beans Is Epitome of Earth Day
Check out this video and see this coffee company that is taking eco-friendly to a whole new level.
Jonathan Papelbon pitches dark roast iced coffee
It looks like my Dunkin Donuts boycott is back in effect. Their coffee, food and customer service have gone downhill and now they’re using a lackluster relief pitcher from the worst team in baseball to promote their dark roast iced coffee. America definitely doesn’t run on Dunkin.
Tom Hanks Sends (Another) Coffee Maker to the White House Press Corps
Hoping to help the “poor slobs” of the Fourth estate, Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks has sent the White House press corps a new espresso maker. Mr Hanks, if for someone reason you read this article and want to send a poor, but hardworking blogger a new espresso machine, I wouldn’t complain.
Battle of the beverages
It looks like the Coffee War is back on. McDonald’s is riding high on the success of their coffee beverages and Starbucks is rebounding from last year when the recession knocked them down. It looks like both companies will win and the losers will continue to be the local and independent coffee chains.
Woman calls deputies after grandson pours coffee on her
Another case of coffee, I mean elder abuse. This time it was just up the street (a really long street) from me. The poor, defenseless coffee is always getting used and abused by people that shouldn’t be allowed near it.
Photo by caelyx.