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Doctor Who Poisoned Lover's Coffee Gets 10 Years

Texas cancer specialist expected to lose license

(Newser) - In a Texas courtroom yesterday, Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo's lawyer urged jurors to look at her whole life as a world-renowned breast cancer doctor, and not just the "one small slice" of it in which she poisoned her lover's coffee . But that argument didn't sway the jury,... More »

Obama's Salute With Coffee Cup Causes Outrage

Obama is getting heat over what some are calling 'unpresidential' gesture

(Newser) - Many of us have probably disembarked from a long flight clutching a cup of joe—but we're not all the president of the United States saluting members of our armed forces. President Obama is on the receiving end of criticism and coffee-themed jokes for stepping off the Marine One... More »

Why You Should Nap After Coffee

'Coffee naps' produce maximum alertness, scientists say

(Newser) - Debating between a cup of joe or a short nap to make it through the day? Perhaps you should try both. Scientists say a "coffee nap"—having a cup of coffee and then a 20-minute nap—will allow for maximum alertness when you wake, Vox reports. Yes, caffeine... More »

Starbucks Testing Mobile Stores on Campuses

While McDonald's plans to sell packaged coffee in supermarkets

(Newser) - Two big moves in the world of coffee, which, as Slate points out, come amid rising prices and shrinking bean supplies:
  • Starbucks: The chain for the first time is borrowing a page from those ever-popular food trucks, reports the Seattle Times . Starbucks will have mobile stores on three college campuses
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Your Coffee Might Have Dirt in It

Scientists say 'fillers' in ground coffee becoming more common amid shortage

(Newser) - Some things are better left unknown. Java lovers who prefer to buy their coffee pre-ground may be in for a shocker with the latest news out of Brazil: It might well be tainted. Amid recent coffee shortages, the ground variety has been found to contain anything from brown sugar, corn,... More »

Odd Coffee Fact: Much of the World Favors Instant

United States is unusual in its tastes

(Newser) - Americans don't like instant coffee much, but we're actually kind of weird that way. Turns out nearly half the world prefers the stuff, at least as far as retail sales go, the Washington Post reports. Australians and New Zealanders, for instance, are crazy for it: More than 75%... More »

Yum? World's First Coffee Wine Is Here

Available in red or white, in a can

(Newser) - You never knew you wanted it, but it's here anyway. The "wine in a can specialists" at Friends Fun Wine have come up with the world's first coffee-flavored wine—a combination of "the world's most popular Day Drink with the world's most popular Night... More »

People Are Drinking Butter in Their Coffee

It's dubbed 'bulletproof'

(Newser) - Milk in your coffee not cutting it? Perhaps you'd like to drop a pat of butter and some coconut oil in instead. Oh, and don't forget the eggs. The ingredients are all part of a new trend in coffee drinking, apparently driven in the US by health entrepreneur... More »

New Priciest-Ever Starbucks Drink Made With 60 Shots

Frappuccino worth $54.75 breaks last year's record

(Newser) - Today in the annals of First-World feats: America has a new priciest-ever Starbucks drink. The customer behind the beverage, identified as Andrew, used his loyalty card to get a free Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino, a concoction made with 60 shots of espresso that happens to be worth $54.75.... More »

'Coffee Legend' Killed by Coffee Machine

Coffee world in mourning after freak accident

(Newser) - One of the country's best-known coffee experts was killed in a freak accident over the weekend—by a coffee machine. Police say Jim Karr, 48, was setting up the large machine in a park tent ahead of Chicago's Bike the Drive festival when he lost his balance, tried... More »

Cue the Freakout: 'Coffee Rust' Hitting Hard

$1B in damages so far, as US gets in on fungus fight

(Newser) - There is a fungus among us, and this little devil is threatening to mess with your morning joe: Dubbed "coffee rust," the fungus has wrought some $1 billion in damage to the Latin American coffee industry, and as the AP reports, could drag production down by 15% to... More »

Coffee May Help Eyesight

Study: Antioxidant keeps retinas healthy

(Newser) - Add this to the good-for-you , bad-for-you debate over coffee: A new study out of Cornell suggests that it might help keep your eyes healthy, reports Syracuse.com . Specifically, an antioxidant in coffee called chlorogenic acid, or CLA, staves off retinal degeneration in mice, reports Nature World News . In humans, that... More »

Coffee Not the Dehydrating Villain It's Made Out to Be

The BBC declares coffee's bad rap a myth

(Newser) - Humankind downs some 1.6 billion cups of coffee a day, making for some mean dehydration, right? That's the conventional wisdom, but it just might not be true, explains Claudia Hammond for the BBC . She digs into the existing research on caffeine—most dehydration-related studies zero in on that... More »

Starbucks Reveals Cities' Favorite Drinks

Iced coffee oddly big in Boston; Seattle likes extra shot

(Newser) - Perhaps it's no surprise that Seattle residents like a little extra caffeine—after all, they've been drinking Starbucks for a long time. Their interest in an extra shot of espresso is just one of the interesting findings in a company analysis of cities' favorite drinks, shared with Quartz... More »

More Teens Are Smoking ... Coffee?

It's all fun and games until the vomiting and dizziness kicks in

(Newser) - "Barista, would you roll me a robust Columbian blend?" We're not quite there yet, but more teenagers are smoking coffee rather than drinking it and posting videos of the practice online, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Only problem: It seems unsafe, with users reporting hallucinations, vomiting, dizziness, and trouble... More »

You May Well Have 'Caffeine Use Disorder'

Researchers say health concern needs more attention

(Newser) - You're probably aware of health concerns tied to coffee—but you may not know that your dependence could amount to a diagnosable problem. In a recent study, researchers find that Caffeine Use Disorder may be more of a problem than many doctors realize. "There is misconception among professionals... More »

Coffee May Improve Long-Term Memory

Plus: brain-training exercises offer new hope

(Newser) - Coffee may offer a boost to our long-term memory, according to a new study in Nature Neuroscience . The findings are based on test subjects' ability to remember patterns in pictures after taking a caffeine pill. Researchers showed 44 volunteers who hadn't had coffee for at least a day a... More »

Even Starbucks Has Black Friday Doorbuster

$65 stainless steel tumbler comes with month's worth of drinks

(Newser) - This Black Friday, Starbucks won't just offer a break from the insanity; it's aiming to become a shopping destination itself. The chain is offering a 16-ounce stainless steel tumbler—filled with a month's worth of drinks—for $65, Consumerist reports. Owners of the tumbler can bring it... More »

Kraft Kerfuffle Costs Starbucks $2.7B

Settlement ends packaged-coffee battle

(Newser) - Starbucks has to cough up an eye-popping $2.76 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution, an arbitrator has decided. The two companies had been locked in a fight for three years after Starbucks fired Kraft as its distributor of packaged coffee to grocery chains, complaining that... More »

Woman Sues McDonald's for Millions Over Hot Coffee

...And no, you did not wake up in the 1990s

(Newser) - A California woman is suing McDonald's for more than $2M over a hot coffee spill—and no, you aren't living in a 1990s time warp . Joan Fino, 74, says that coffee she ordered from a McDonald's drive-through spilled on her lap, inflicting second-degree burns to her groin... More »

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