Tag: coffee

Chains

Starbucks’ Primary China Competitor Luckin Coffee Is Growing Fast

2 weeks ago

You have to almost feel sorry for Starbucks here: Can they really match a Chinese company for digital and delivery smarts? Few foreign brands can.

Chains

Canadian Coffee Chain Plans to Partially Pivot to Cannabis

1 month ago

As marijuana is legalized in more places, the opportunities for restaurants and cafes to think about how they work in parallel may be huge.

Chains

Starbucks Wants to Get to Know You Better

2 months ago

Starbucks hopes digital loyalty plus face time with in-store employees will help continue its turnaround. Earlier access to egg nog lattes and other holiday drinks — available a full week earlier than last year — won't hurt, either.

Chains

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Beverage Strategy Is Working, at Least for Now

2 months ago

Early signs for Dunkin' Donuts' look good as it challenges Starbucks for the heart of coffee lovers everywhere.

Chains

Coke’s $5.1 Billion Costa Coffee Purchase Continues Cafe Consolidation Wave

4 months ago

This gives Coke a cafe brand with a global footprint to play with. Now if we can just avoid coffee shop overload ...

Food

Seasonality Is the Next Big Thing in Coffee

5 months ago

I hadn't really considered this, but, yes, it makes sense that in a coffee-obsessed culture, specialty beans can be a bigger indicator of the changing seasons than produce. (You can have it. I'll take the heirloom tomatoes, thanks.)

Chains

JAB Is Targeting Italy’s Illy as Its Next Coffee Conquest

5 months ago

JAB's rapidly growing coffee empire is still in fragments, but Nestle's Starbucks-connected moves may be giving it a challenge it would prefer not to have.

Food

3 Ways Costa Rican Fine Dining Is Getting More Local

6 months ago

The fine dining industry is slowly transforming diners' consciousness and relationships with local producers -- an evolution that has the potential to shift local economies in a powerful way if done well.

Food

Starbucks Is Raising Prices on Its Simplest Drink

6 months ago

As a drinker of this simple, easy-to-make drink that doesn't require extensive labor and time we are going to have to disagree with Starbucks. Why not stick it to the latte drinkers?

Food

Aspirational Coffee Brand La Colombe Looks for Investment to Value It at $1 Billion

9 months ago

Some of us here have been drinking La Colombe at its own cafes and other restaurants since the mid-1990s, so we're biased. But beyond that loyalty, it does mean something when a food brand has been delivering a quality product to both consumers and to restaurants for over a decade.

Operations

A Healthy Economy Is Good News for Coffee Shops

10 months ago

Coffee culture in the U.S. is about more than caffeine, it's about the full in-restaurant experience. While that may be bad news for the at-home coffee industry, it's great news for those of us who love cafe culture.

Independents

Taste Test: New York City’s $50 Cup of Coffee

11 months ago

A $50 cup of coffee may not be worth it for buyers, but it is certainly worth much more than that in terms of marketing.