Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and didn’t lose all of the holiday spirit in the crowds at the malls on Black Friday. In this week’s blog section there’s a couple guides to get you going on your online holiday shopping. And it isn’t just consumers that were in a buying mood this week. Peet’s And Green Mountain Coffee are fighting to buy Diedrich’s.
Pure Coffee The Holiday Gift Post
Have somebody on your shopping list that’s a coffee fanatic? Then this is a must read post for you.
Coffee And Conservation Holiday gift guide for sustainable coffee lovers
And here’s a list that’s more targeted for someone that is more earth conscious.
Chemically Imbalanced the general environs according to blogchildren
Check out the hand-drawn map in this post. This espresso addicted blogger’s child had a class assignment to draw a map to their grandmother’s house. The child drew a map with several stops at coffee shops along the way. Cute and way too funny. Kind of reminds me of some of the trips to the grandparents’ house when I was little.
Melbourne Coffee Review Krispy Kreme Donuts
And Steve Agi had an adventure down under at Krispy Kreme.
The hidden meaning of the hidden Starbucks logo
Bryant Simon looks into why Starbucks is hiding their logo in their new undercover Starbucks and why there’s a backlash against corporate chains in general. Must read.
Lindenhurst teen held in poisoning of mom’s coffee with antifreeze
I don’t know what’s worse – that this teen tried to poison his own mom or that he did by pouring antifreeze into her poor, defenseless coffee. Either way, that’s going to make for some interesting conversation around the Christmas table this year.
Peet’s raises offer for Diedrich to $265M
Starbucks, McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts aren’t the only coffee companies with a little bit of a war going on. Peet’s And Green Mountain Coffee are fighting to buy Diedrich, one of the leading makers of k-cups. The winner will gain a dominate share in the single serve coffee market.
Dunkin’ trills about Fa-La-La-La Lattes
I’m not a huge fan of Dunkin Donuts (read America Doesn’t Run On Dunkin and Another Reason To Boycott Dunkin Donuts), but I do have weaknesses for Peppermint Mochas. Hands down my favorite drink at Starbucks is the Peppermint Mocha and this week Dunkin Donuts announced that they were going to release their own version of the drink.
Fun history of espresso, courtesy of Douwe Egberts.
Photo by iirraa.