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  • Wawa Announces Free Coffee For Health Care Workers, First Responders During Coronavirus Pandemic

    03/28/2020 4:01:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 03/26/20 | MICHAEL TANENBAUM
    As businesses and workers across the United States reel from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Wawa stores have remained open to the public with several precautionary measures in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.Last week, Wawa announced the closure of all self-serve stations for coffee, iced coffee, fountain drinks, cappuccinos and Icee drinks. The company also said it would close stores briefly between 2-3 a.m. each night to complete thorough cleaning and restock shelves.On Thursday, the company announced additional steps to ensure customer and employee safety: in-store signage and announcements about social distancing, visual floor markers and clear plastic...
  • Black Rifle Coffee Launches ‘Buy a Bag, Give a Bag’ Campaign to Support Those Battling COVID-19

    03/27/2020 5:04:24 AM PDT · by AF_Blue · 22 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | March 26th, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC), the popular veteran-owned business known for their coffee, announced the launch of their “Buy a Bag, Give a Bag” initiative in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. From March 24th to April 3rd, 2020, for every coffee product purchased on their website BRCC will donate a bag of coffee or other coffee products to medical personnel, first responders, and service members fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19. “Since founding Black Rifle Coffee Co., it has been my goal to serve high-quality coffee to men and women who put service before self,” said BRCC founder and CEO...
  • Starbucks temporarily moves to 'to go' model amid virus outbreak

    03/16/2020 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2020 | by Praveen Paramasivam
    Starbucks Corp has moved to a “to go” model in all its company-owned stores in the United States and Canada for at least two weeks to facilitate social distancing among customers amid the spread of coronavirus, the coffee chain said on Sunday. As part of the move, Starbucks said it would also stop using seating both at its cafe and patio areas and temporarily close stores in communities with high numbers of coronavirus cases as well as malls and university campuses. “The situation with COVID-19 is extremely dynamic and we will continue to review the facts and science and make...
  • Man rescues freezing kittens stuck to ice by pouring coffee on them

    01/27/2020 11:20:54 PM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 27 2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    Three little pawpsicles were rescued last week in Canada by a quick-thinking man who used his coffee to thaw them out. On Wednesday morning, oilpatch worker Kendall Diwisch of Alberta, heard the tiny cries of three kittens in the snow. In a video shared on Facebook, which has since gone viral, Diwisch records himself approaching the cats and discovering their tails were frozen to the ice. The fast-acting man then goes to his car and grabs a still-warm coffee to use to free the kittens from the ice.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fired Starbucks manager Lola Rose considering lawsuit over ‘PIG’ cup fallout

    12/04/2019 11:02:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 4, 2019 | 1:05pm | Updated | Jackie Salo
    “Not to discount the situation, and someone needs to be reprimanded for it but I feel like we could’ve handled this like adults, it created a very threatening situation for this store,” she said. She spoke to her direct managers Thursday night about the incident and filed a report, but was notified the following day that she was being let go after nine months on the job. “I was hysterical. I lost it, truly,” Rose said. “I was driving to get the money order to move into my first apartment. My whole world crashed in front of me. I begged...
  • Police chief Johnny O’Mara met with Starbucks to urge mercy over ‘PIG’ cup scandal

    12/04/2019 8:42:21 AM PST · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 4, 2019 | 10:03am | Jackie Salo
    The Oklahoma police chief who blasted Starbucks after one of his officers received an order labeled “PIG” has met with the coffee chain to urge them to rehire the barista fired over the scandal, according to a report. Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara said Tuesday that he met with Starbucks officials and “requested the young employee who was terminated be offered a position of employment,” news station KTUL reported. “We start civility by forgiving minor indiscretions and using those moments to help people better themselves,” O’Mara said in a statement. The Starbucks controversy began on Thanksgiving when one of O’Mara’s...
  • Hate Broccoli? Your DNA May Be to Blame

    11/30/2019 5:21:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 27, 2019 | Selene Yeager, Bycicling US
    If you make a face like a kid swallowing cough syrup at the mere suggestion of Brussels sprouts, you might have the DNA of a “super taster,” a genotype that makes the bitter chemicals in these foods taste practically intolerable, according to recent research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 this weekend in Philadelphia. Everyone inherits two copies of a taste gene called TAS2R38. The particular variants you’re born with determine how sensitive or not you are to bitter tastes from certain chemicals such as glucosinolates, commonly found in cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage,...
  • Oklahoma police officer gets a Starbucks cup labeled ‘Pig’

    11/29/2019 5:31:53 AM PST · by conservative98 · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 29, 2019 | 3:34am | Joe Tacopino
    A police officer in Oklahoma was dismayed when he bought a coffee at the local Starbucks on Thanksgiving and noticed the name on the label was “Pig.” The chief of police the Kiefer, Okla. said one of his officers trekked to Starbucks to get some java for a dispatcher when he received the insulting label. “What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” Chief Johnny O’Mara said in a Facebook post that included an image...
  • Who’s the Woman Who Chugged Coffee During Impeachment Hearing?

    11/22/2019 8:17:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | November 20, 2019 | Yahoo! Entertainment
    Who is the woman at the center of the viral coffee chugging moment during Tuesday’s impeachment hearing? The woman dramatically drank her beverage as Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified. She tilted her head back to take a big gulp before seeming to remember she was on camera. Her name is Emma Dumain . . .
  • Reporter spotted chugging her coffee is hero of impeachment hearings

    11/20/2019 1:41:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/19/19 | Tamar Lapin
    She stirred up a ‘latte’ laughs during Tuesday’s impeachment hearings. A woman seated behind Lt. Col Alexander Vindman as he testified at the House Intelligence Committee caused a viral moment when she was caught on camera tilting her head back and downing a large cup of coffee. The brunette woman in glasses, seated to the back left of Vindman, appeared to glance over at the camera before turning and continuing to chug. “Watching this mysterious woman chug her coffee, notice she’s on camera, and then finish chugging it is a lot more interesting than the actual testimony,” tweeted Patrick Ward.
  • Foxconn Will Make Coffee Houses! (Robotic)

    09/13/2019 1:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Urban Milwaukee ^ | September. 13. 2019 | Bruce Murphy
    While it’s true that Foxconn won’t be creating the eighth wonder of the world, building a 20-million-square-foot manufacturing campus, or hiring 13,000 employees, it does have big plans, which were announced last week. Ahem. Foxconn will be manufacturing a line of fully automated, robotic brewing machines that that can push out 100 cups of coffee in a single hour — equaling the output of three to four baristas, according to the Briggo company, which sells the machines, which they have dubbed a “coffee haus”. The coffee haus will end all the travails you’ve no doubt suffered trying to order a...
  • Why Pay $6 for Iced Coffee? These 7 Machines Make Coffee House-Quality Cold Brew

    09/04/2019 1:08:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yahoo! Lifestyle ^ | August 7, 2019 | Alyson Sheppard, The Robb Report
    Iced coffee season used to have a very clear demarcation: The day you swapped out your paper for plastic (cup) and your steamed milk for chilled. Usually this laid-back, low-fuss changeover coincides with the warming of the weather. But with the spread of high-octane and flavorful variants such as cold brew—coffee made through a process that involves steeping grounds in cold water—it’s easy to let the season last all year. Besides, as hot coffee has become more luxe, it’s about time iced coffee catch up. And if you craft your chilled coffee at home, with one of these seven handsome...
  • FDA Recommends Pouring All Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Beverages Down Drain

    09/01/2019 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 29, 2018 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S —As the nation plunges headlong into another fall season, the FDA has officially recommended pouring all pumpkin spice flavored beverages down the nearest drain immediately. Stressing that they are “all just completely abhorrent and disgusting,” a spokesman for the agency confirmed Wednesday that the only safe and honorable course of action when confronted with a pumpkin spice latte, coffee, or beer this autumn is to quickly and without hesitation open the beverage and dump every drop of it down a nearby drain or toilet. The FDA further advised caution when dumping the drinks, warning against accidentally spilling or splashing...
  • Mormon Church warns that coffee, vaping are no-nos despite fancy names, alluring flavors

    08/17/2019 7:17:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 318 replies
    AP Via Fox News ^ | 08/17/2019
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by "competent" doctors. The new guidance in the August issue of a church youth magazine does not include fundamental changes to the religion's strict health code, but clarifications are significant and seem to reflect growing concern about young Latter-day Saints' adherence to the rules. The article says it aims to clear up issues that could be confusing for young people within...
  • Cats, coffee ‘purrfect’ combination for planned Greensburg cafe

    07/25/2019 7:39:52 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 24 July 2019 | Mary Pickels
    The owners of a new cafe in Greensburg hope that the lure of coffee, along with the cuteness factor of cats, will help more rescue animals find permanent homes. Katelynn and Rob Jones are looking to open Cattfeinated Cat Cafe around October in the former Shalimar Bazaar at 159 E. Otterman St. Katelynn Jones is president of Wayward Whiskers Animal Rescue, a volunteer-run Greensburg cat rescue. The couple started the rescue, which is operated through foster homes, in 2015. “We are cat lovers and rescuers,” Jones says.
  • The Rise of Coffee Shaming - Personal-finance gurus really hate coffee.

    07/18/2019 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    www.theatlantic.com ^ | 07/18/2019 | Amanda Mull
    Suze Orman wants young people to stop “peeing” away millions of dollars on coffee. Last month, the personal-finance celebrity ignited a controversy on social media when a video she starred in for CNBC targeted a familiar villain: kids these days and their silly $5 lattes. Because brewing coffee at home is less expensive, Orman argued, purchasing it elsewhere is tantamount to flushing money away, which makes it a worthy symbol of Millennials’ squandered resources. Orman’s not alone in this view. The old guard of personal finance has spent years turning the habit of buying coffee into a shorthand for Americans’...
  • Coffee will Kill You, Until it Won’t, and Other Fake Health News

    06/18/2019 6:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2019 | Brian Joondeph
    Every week there is another health pronouncement saying what is now good for you and what is going to kill you. Unfortunately, the “what” is often interchangeable -- what was supposed to kill you last week is now suddenly good for you or vice versa. Foods, supplements, and activities, all studied extensively and determined to be either good or bad, then subject to a new study, with the opposite conclusion. How can this be? Is the science that fickle? Or is this lousy research? Some studies note an association which they spin as causation, like determining that older ladies...
  • Drinking 25 cups of coffee a day is still safe for the heart, study says

    06/03/2019 4:55:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 90 replies
    MSN/ CNBC ^ | June 3, 2019
    People who drink up to 25 cups of coffee a day don't run a greater risk of a heart attack. That's the remarkable finding from a study of over 8,000 people in the U.K., carried out by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Previous studies have linked drinking coffee with a hardening of the arteries that pump blood from your heart to other parts of the body. If arteries become stiff, it can increase stress on the heart and raise a person's chance of having a heart attack or stroke. But the fresh research, presented Monday at the British Cardiovascular Society...
  • Why Does Coffee Make Us Poop? Scientists Gave Coffee to Rats to Find Out

    05/20/2019 6:38:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 19, 2019 | Ed Cara
    A good chunk of regular coffee drinkers know that coffee isn’t just great at getting them awake in the morning—it also makes them get up and go poop. But while coffee’s laxative powers are well-known, it’s not clear why exactly this happens. To get to the bottom of this mystery, some scientists decided to do exactly what you’d expect scientists to: They gave lab rats some coffee. Their preliminary results, presented this weekend at a research conference aptly named Digestive Disease Week, seem to reaffirm a suspicion that coffee’s poop-making prowess has nothing to do with caffeine. Coffee might also...
  • Drinking six cups of coffee a day can seriously damage your health, study finds

    05/15/2019 5:48:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    phillyvoice.com ^ | May 14, 2019 | Emily Rolen
    In fact, drinking six or more cups per day will increase your risk of heart disease by up to 22 percent, the report published May 10 finds. The link between caffeine and heart disease stems from the risks associated with high blood pressure, which can be triggered by excessive caffeine consumption. “Most people would agree that if you drink a lot of coffee, you might feel jittery, irritable or perhaps even nauseous – that’s because caffeine helps your body work faster and harder, but it is also likely to suggest that you may have reached your limit for the time...