Tag Archive 'coffee_health'

World Rediscovers Joy of Drinking Brazilian Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 22 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Today Brazzil Magazine posted an article on Brazil’s coffee resurgence in coffee within the past several years: Brazil – Brazzil Magazine – World Rediscovers Joy of Drinking Brazilian Coffee. The author credits this resurgence to quality gains, increases in production, and, oddly enough, positive news regarding health concerns over coffee. Brazilian crop yields have improved […]

Personal History: My Two-Year Journey Into the Caffeine Desert

Posted by TheShot on 06 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, CoffeeRatings.com, Consumer Trends, Home Brew

John Walker, a freelance gaming journalist in the UK, wrote in his blog today about his experiences giving up coffee — on doctor’s orders to relieve anxiety symptoms: bothererblog » Diary Of A Coffee Addict. I commented in his blog about my own experiences of giving up all caffeine for a couple of years back […]

Coffee: Drink or lifestyle? How about both?

Posted by TheShot on 10 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

In case you thought last week’s coffee lifestyle article was something of a joke, a headline from today’s Muncie, IN The Star Press might convince you otherwise: Coffee: Drink or lifestyle? How about both? | The Star Press – www.thestarpress.com – Muncie, IN. Except here your lifestyle statement isn’t so much in your choice of […]

What is your coffee lifestyle?

Posted by TheShot on 07 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends, Home Brew

Last year while looking to upgrade my home stereo from a Michael J. Fox-era boom box, I made the mistake of stopping into a Bose store. There I rudely discovered that Bose does not sell home stereos. No, they sell lifestyles. Problem was that I was already quite happy with my pre-owned lifestyle; I just […]

Healthy Coffee?

Posted by TheShot on 31 Oct 2006 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

You know the phrase “knowing just enough to be dangerous”? A good example can be found in the regular stream of rip-and-read medical research press releases that appear in the daily media cesspool. And scuttlebutt on the health benefits and detriments of coffee are in steady supply. I promise not to go off on my […]

The caffeine hit – listen to your body to find your coffee limits

Posted by TheShot on 04 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Roasting

I’ve built up a pretty good tolerance for caffeine over the years. This after the (shocking?) truth that I once gave up coffee, and virtually all forms of caffeine, for a couple of years after a personal “purification” experiment following sinus surgery in 2000. It only took a return trip to Rome for me to […]

The Expansion of Coffee Bars is Expected to Change the way French People Traditionally Drink their Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 14 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Foreign Brew

Those crazy French love their coffee, even if it isn’t very good coffee. A market research press release on Business Wire today announced a study of French coffee consumer habits: The Expansion of Coffee Bars is Expected to Change the way French People Traditionally Drink their Coffee. The short of it is that more French […]

Starbucks Under Fire For ‘Unhealthy’ Coffee Drink

Posted by TheShot on 20 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Add Milk, Coffee Health, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

As a follow up to a previous post from February, Upscale coffee drinks almost as caloric as Big Mac, SF’s CBS 5 news aired a story today noting that Starbucks’ Banana Mocha Frappuccino (who has time to pronounce all that?!) is even more caloric than a Big Mac: cbs5.com – Starbucks Under Fire For ‘Unhealthy’ […]

P&G sees big market for stomach-friendly coffee

Posted by TheShot on 12 May 2006 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

Earlier today, Proctor & Gamble Co. (manufacturer of Folgers and one of the Big Four) announced the launch of a new coffee concoction formulated to reduce stomach irritation: P&G sees big market for stomach-friendly coffee – Reuters Business Channel | Reuters.com. (This story was also picked up by the Cincinnati Business Courier: Procter debuts coffee […]

Starbucks Announces Media Marketing Initiatives; Australian Researchers Announce Persuasiveness of Caffeine

Posted by TheShot on 01 May 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Coffee Health, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Some days you come across two stories that, when combined together, are far more interesting than they are separately. Case and point, two curiously complimentary (conspiratorial!?) stories that came across the wire today: Starbucks Announces Relationship With William Morris Agency; As the Coffee Retailer Transforms Traditional Music Distribution and Motion Picture Marketing, Talent Agency Enlisted […]

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