Coffee News

Coffee News
Every now and then, I like to gather up what’s going on with coffee in the news. It is always interesting and runs the gamut from the mundane to the outrageous.

Coffee Study:

Coffee gets another thumbs up in a new study. Men with type 2 diabetes got the okay to continue drinking their favorite brew.

Coffee seen OK for diabetic men

McDonald’s giving free coffee and paying tolls in Atlanta:

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “The local McDonald’s association will pay the 50-cent toll for Ga. 400 drivers between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Drivers also will be given a card for a free small hot McCafe coffee or medium iced McCafe coffee.” McDonald’s, please don’t forget about the city that never sleeps.

McDonald’s brews up hot time to drive, drink coffee

Crime Does Not Pay:

“A Portsmouth, N.H., man was given a suspended 60-day jail sentence for stealing an $8.29 bag of coffee — and he's been banned from all the Dunkin' Donuts in town.” This man is apparently a real Dunkin’ Donuts coffee fan.

Man Banned from all NH Dunkin Donuts after Theft

More coffee crime:

“A man bought a to-go cup of coffee at a Mesa Denny's before allegedly robbing the restaurant and fleeing on a bicycle, authorities said Monday.” Criminals do the strangest things.
Man buys coffee before allegedly robbing Denny's

Coffee Can Sometimes Make you a Millionaire:

“Gainesville’s Donald Grant bought a lottery ticket with his morning cappuccino, and now he’s got what he called “a realm of possibilities.” “The retired cashier plans to use the money for a new pair of glasses and dental work.” Do you think he’ll have any money leftover?

$1 million buys a lot of coffee Gainesville man stops for coffee, wins $1 million

Starbucks has the last word in “Tip-Gate”

“San Diego County Superior Court Judge Patricia Cowett ruled in favor of the baristas last year after a bench trial and awarded $86 million in restitution plus about $20 million in interest.”

“An appeals court reversed the ruling Tuesday, saying that the original decision was improperly based and that supervisors at the nation's largest coffee-shop chain "essentially perform the same job as baristas."

Starbucks wins reversal of $100-million tips verdict,0,7588542.story

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