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
Welcome to a place where you can work, eat all three meals and feel extremely welcomed.

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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With a Starbucks on every corner, chain pivots

Dec 16, 2014
Since the mermaid has become ubiquitous, Starbucks tries to stand out by going upscale.

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