Overall, a pretty slow week in the world of coffee news. However, there were a few highlights worth checking out…
Colombian coffee comes with smuggled cocaine
This might get you really going in the morning. Customs agents in New Orleans, intercepted a coffee shipment that came with a hidden half ton of cocaine. I’ve tried a lot of different things in my coffee, but I think I’m going to pass on that one.
McDonald’s Mocha Mondays Mean Free Coffee For Customers
In Coffee Wars news, McDonald’s wants everyone to taste their McCafe drinks. Starting this Monday and running through August 3rd, they’re giving away samples of their hot and iced mochas. I might have to find an excuse to head over to McDonald’s on Monday. For research purposes of course.
Dunkin’ Donuts officially departs Penn Station to make way for Canadian chain Tim Hortons
In other coffee war news, Dunkin Donuts lost a battle. They’re closing down shop in New York’s Penn Station and are going to be replaced by Tim Hortons. I didn’t see that one coming. It should be interesting to see if this is the beginning of Tom Hortons becoming a household name in America, the way it is in Canada.
VASSALBORO Owner wants to replace topless coffee shop
Remember that topless coffee shop that burned down last month? Well, the owner is working to rebuild it as quick as they can. I realize today that I may be a coffee geek, because I started to wonder if they’re going to start roasting their own beans and wondered what they’re going to offer on their menu.
Forget the health fascists, coffee IS good for you!
An entertaining and informative article by Dr Stephen Alexander, an Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Nottingham.
Coffee Heath Bar ice cream recipe
Here’s a recipe for everyone that loves coffee, Heath Bars and ice cream.
The truth about Kona coffee
Hawaii’s Kona Coffee is one of the most, rare and expensive coffees in the world. Here’s a little bit of the history of it and some facts about the label. If you’re considering buying some, you should check this out and find out exactly what the difference between 100% Kona Coffee and the other versions of it.
Photo by SideLong.