March 9, 2012 |
Starbucks Corp.says it plans to sell a single-cup coffee machine for consumers to brew coffee and espresso at home, entering a market long dominated by Keurig Inc. The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start selling the Verismo machines this fall. It has not yet released pricing for the Verismo. Starbucks first entered the single-serve coffee market with its Via Ready Brew instant coffee in 2009, and it launched its K-cup packs for Keurig single-cup machines in November.
April 20, 1995 |
Persuading a billion Chinese tea drinkers to set aside the habit of a few millennia in favor of a thick and bitter-tasting foreign brew called coffee was a challenge Stuart Eunson could not let pass. When the inveterate coffee drinker found himself a student in China, Eunson, now 25, saw an immediate market. To exploit it, he and two like-minded friends established their own company, Arabica Roasters.
December 5, 1991 |
DEAR SOS: The Regent of Fiji in Nadi, Fiji, serves an excellent vegetable curry I'd love to make at home. Can you get a recipe? --LAURA DEAR LAURA: This recipe makes a good dish for the holidays and works at either a buffet or sit-down dinner party. If you want to simplify the recipe, you can omit the puff pastry crust.
August 24, 2011 |
Coffee prices continue to get easier to swallow. Kraft Foods Inc., which owns the Maxwell House and Yuban brands of packaged coffees, is lowering its wholesale prices roughly 6%. The cut will shave about 20 cents off each pound of the company's roast and ground coffees, while making instant coffee about 2 cents cheaper per ounce. Retailers such as grocery stores will set the final price seen by consumers. Kraft's price cut, announced Tuesday, follows that of competitor J.M. Smucker, which a week ago slashed the cost of its Dunkin' Donuts and Folgers packaged lines 6% because of a drop in coffee bean prices.
July 31, 2011 |
Caffeine--some people can't live with it, and others can't live without it. Join a live Web chat on Monday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. EST) and learn how this substance can affect your body, your health and your athletic performance. Chatting with readers will be registered dietitian Ruth Frechman, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Assn. and author of the upcoming book "The Food Is My Friend Diet. " Frechman is also the founder of "On the Weigh," a nutrition consulting business, as well as an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer.
October 22, 1999 |
Having watched Starbucks Corp. elbow out its Cafe Sarks brand on grocery store shelves, executives at Nestle USA knew it was time to wake up and sell some coffee. The Glendale-based company is replacing Sarks with a new gourmet coffee and specialty coffee beverage line in Western states, under the 62-year-old Nescafe label.
February 11, 1997
Quitting is easy, maintaining is hard. Dignity, as a coffee drinker, that is. All the time you hear it. You're minding your business when some condescending highway patrolman pulls you over and asks you if you know how fast you were going. "I have no idea officer; I am in a hurry. I've got to pick up my triple grande caramel macchiato before heading off to work, and I'm really going to be late now. . . ." Honestly. They've gotta know the feeling.
October 12, 1987 |
King Arthur and his knights searched for years for the Holy Grail. And I have searched for a good cup of decaffeinated coffee. My husband, Chuck, says, "How can you decide what's a good cup of coffee? Everyone likes it a different way. You like your coffee twice as strong as the rest of the world." He's probably right. But since "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder," a good cup of coffee for me is determined in my taste buds. It isn't as though I haven't tried.
October 2, 1986 |
Little did I know when I bought "the coffee machine to end all coffee machines" that it would practically require going back for an engineering degree to regain my reputation. Unlike the poor woman in those television commercials, people had regularly commented favorably on my coffee. I had probably become a bit smug. But after all, I began grinding my own beans long before it was in vogue and through experimenting with various kinds had developed a signature blend.