Drive-thru coffee is extra hot

Sep 17, 2021
Drive-thru coffee shops are attractive to companies because they require fewer employees — especially beneficial during a worker shortage.
Drive-thru coffee shops have seen a boon thanks to work-from-home suburbanites.
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Reusable cups are slowly making a comeback

Aug 17, 2021
And more often than not, local coffee shops are leading the way in continuing reusable mug policies.
Larger, corporate coffee chains have generally been slower than their local counterparts to accept reusables during the pandemic.
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Fast-food loyalty programs have grown during the pandemic

Apr 28, 2021
Companies are competing with one another — and delivery apps — for your data.
Starbucks costumers who signed up for the loyalty program have bolstered the company's sales in the past year.
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How a coffee company CEO is getting through the pandemic

Oct 14, 2020
Keba Konte, CEO of Red Bay Coffee based in Oakland, California, recounts the challenges his business has faced due to the pandemic.
Keba Konte, CEO of Red Bay Coffee based 
 in Oakland, California.
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The real cost of a $6 cappuccino

Feb 13, 2019
The price of unroasted beans hasn’t changed since the 1970s, but that cup of coffee you are drinking has gotten a whole lot more expensive for everyone.
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Cold brew coffee is straight hotness right now

Jan 23, 2019
Across the United States, more people are getting their caffeine drinks ice-cold instead of steaming-hot.
Cold brew sales surged more than 500% from 2011 to 2016, according to the National Coffee Association.
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How all-day cafes are changing our lives

Feb 23, 2018
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From engineer to coffee shop owner in Erie, Pennsylvania

Feb 21, 2018
Millennial Hannah Kirby believes bringing back manufacturing work is unrealistic, and that young people have to create those family-sustaining jobs that once existed.
After settling in Erie, Hannah Kirby sees the city differently than many of her neighbors: She sees a lot of potential.
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Why does a latte cost $4?

Dec 25, 2017
We dug into the costs and profits behind your delicious frothy drink.
It's not just coffee and milk. 
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When 'Gilmore Girls' takes over your local coffee shop

Oct 5, 2016
The Netflix marketing push for the revived TV series shows how long a shelf life a show can have.
Brittany Jeng, 29, and Heather Bladt, 33, pose for a photo in front of a Luke’s sign displayed outside the Comoncy Cafe in Studio City, Calif. The pair waited in line for two hours at  the popup event promoting the new “Gilmore Girls” series on Netflix.
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