Tag Archive 'energy_drinks'

Spray-on coffee: for the person too busy to drink it

Posted by TheShot on 20 Aug 2013 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

We’re in the midst of a massive energy crisis. No, we don’t mean a revisit to the 1973 days of gasoline rationing and the introduction of daylight savings time. But it seems that everywhere you turn, someone is telling us about how we’re so chronically short of energy … how we’re so tired all the […]

No longer content with mimicking McDonald’s, Starbucks now following 7-Eleven’s lead

Posted by TheShot on 13 May 2008 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Restaurant Coffee, Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee has spent the last decade squandering away whatever market leadership they had in the world of quality coffee, and it’s no secret that they are now trying to regain some of these losses. But to do so in recent months, Starbucks has bizarrely looked to McDonald’s for inspiration: introducing $1 “daily coffee”, free […]

‘Healthy coffee’ found to be toxic

Posted by TheShot on 01 Feb 2008 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

Many of you are probably more than already aware of this, but the latest trend in consumable marketing is something of an unholy marriage between food staples and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. It’s not just juice smoothies that promote mysterious “immunity boosts” anymore. It’s also things like fortified coffee. And what’s with all this “energy boost” crap […]

Crack coffee: when coffee has nothing to do with it

Posted by TheShot on 01 May 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

It’s one thing for the likes of Starbucks to purvey their popular coffee-flavored milkshakes (double-tall, four-pump vanilla caramel macchiato, anyone?) — suitably designed for people who don’t like coffee, but want to play along anyway. But it’s another thing entirely when some coffee purveyors treat the beverage purely as a narcotic with no other redeeming […]

Fusion Energy Coffee will keep you up 7-Eleven

Posted by TheShot on 23 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

I’m not sure what’s worse: 7-Eleven’s coffee product marketers, or the coffee customers who patronize them. In any case, 7-Eleven recently introduced something called Fusion Energy Coffee: Fusion Energy Coffee will keep you up 7-Eleven | TheNewsTribune.com | Tacoma, WA. In case you haven’t been keeping up on your ephemeral, forgettable product fads (remember Pepsi […]

The New Food Science – and Where Coffee Sits

Posted by TheShot on 30 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

I always say I refuse to write about the latest health-related press release about coffee. Sure enough, last week, I wrote about the so-called new positive news about coffee’s affect on your health. A couple months earlier, I wrote about the folly of drinking coffee or tea primarily as a biochemical or epidemiological decision. But […]

Mysterious ‘Meth Coffee’ launches in San Francisco

Posted by TheShot on 11 Jan 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Consumer Trends

I came across a coffee-related press release yesterday (as I often do), and I truly resisted writing about it — hoping it would just go away unnoticed. But then the company behind it is based out of San Francisco, and the press release hit the Associated Press today: AP Wire | 01/11/2007 | Mysterious `Meth […]