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Best Bang for Your Coffee Dollar May Be a Surprise

7-Eleven is No. 1 in Quartzy ranking, which factors in caffeine amount

(Newser) - Where to go to get the best value in a cup of coffee? Quartzy has an interesting breakdown that goes beyond mere price. For example, it might seem that paying $1.19 at McDonald's instead of $2.65 at Starbucks is a no-brainer—but not when you take into... More »

Latest Study in the Coffee Wars Will Please Java Drinkers

Research suggests a link to longevity, even for those who drink a lot of the stuff

(Newser) - In the never-ending debate of whether coffee is good or bad for you, the latest study lands squarely in the pro-coffee camp. The new research suggests it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily, reports the AP . In a study... More »

California Would Like You to Drink Coffee, Guilt-Free

State agency finds that it's safe, proposes an official regulation stating that

(Newser) - California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear, per the AP . The unprecedented action Friday by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation... More »

California Judge Rules Coffee Must Come With Cancer Warning

It has to do with a state law requiring warnings about a wide range of carcinogens

(Newser) - A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry a cancer warning label, the AP reports. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said in a proposed decision Wednesday that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show the threat from a chemical compound produced in the... More »

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Blamed for Coffee Chain's Coffee Outage

Tully's Coffee mysteriously closes Seattle-area locations

(Newser) - In the coffee capital of the US, a one-time Starbucks competitor that was once—and possibly still is—owned by Stormy Daniels' lawyer is closing for lack of coffee, the Seattle Times reports. "At this time we have very minimal coffee left in stores," reads a memo sent... More »

Happy Ending for Grumpy Cat: $710K Awarded in Suit

Beverage company owners had countersued feline's team over licensing deal tied to coffee

(Newser) - Taking on Starbucks and its mermaid logo: an iced coffee drink featuring Grumpy Cat. That was the plan, anyway, per the owners of a beverage company who say they teamed up with the famous feline's owners to start the brand, then say they were let down by the Grumpy... More »

Goop Pushing 'Fake Medicine' With $135 Coffee Enema: Doc

Some say the Implant O'Rama is a toxin cleanser; others, a 'stupid and dangerous idea'

(Newser) - Each January, Goop "[gets] back to business," meaning it's "detox month" at Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand. But 2018's version is promoting a concept Ars Technica calls a "stupid and dangerous idea." As part of the site's "Beauty & Wellness Detox... More »

Guy Settles on Not-So-Great Way to Get Coffee Discount

Mark Stetter allegedly impersonates a police officer in Buffalo

(Newser) - A guy who didn't want to pay full price for a cup of coffee struck upon an extraordinarily bad idea to remedy that, police say. Gary Stetter, 48, allegedly walked into a Buffalo Starbucks, flashed a fake badge and gun, falsely claimed to be a detective, and demanded a... More »

Prosecutors: Ex-Senator's Corruption Runs on Dunkin'

Brian Joyce accused of accepting hundreds of pounds of coffee as part of bribes, kickbacks

(Newser) - A former Massachusetts state senator was arrested Friday on charges he accepted about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks, laundered through his law firm, between 2010 and 2016, the Boston Globe reports. Part of those bribes and kickbacks? Hundreds of pounds of free Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Brian Joyce has been... More »

World's Biggest Starbucks Is No Longer in Seattle

30K-square-foot behemoth opens in Shanghai

(Newser) - Shanghai now boasts the biggest Starbucks in the world—an upmarket "Reserve Roastery" that, at 30,000 square feet, is more than 40 times bigger than the average apartment in the city. The establishment is the first Reserve Roastery outside the US, and it's almost twice as big... More »

Coffee Sold in California Could Carry Cancer Warning

Lawsuit could be wake-up for industry

(Newser) - A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has been presenting evidence in a Los Angeles courtroom to make... More »

Recall Makes Death Wish Coffee's Name a Bit Awkward

Nitro Cold Brew recalled over botulism fears

(Newser) - Makes you wonder if the executives at Death Wish Coffee regret their business name choice, even just a little bit: The coffee company is recalling its Nitro Cold Brew over risks it could contain the deadly botulin toxin. "After several rounds of testing, a process specialist has recommended that... More »

Regular or Decaf, Coffee Has Major Perk

2 studies link coffee with lower mortality risk

(Newser) - "If you like to drink coffee, drink up! If you're not a coffee drinker, then you need to consider if you should start." That's the advice of a researcher at the University of Southern California, per a press release , following a pair of new studies suggesting... More »

'Herbal' Coffee to Boost Sex Drive Recalled After User's Death

FDA finds 'natural' coffee contains same active ingredients as prescription drugs

(Newser) - Does a supposedly natural coffee that will improve your libido and sexual stamina using just herbs sound too good to be true? Well, it was. CaverFlo Natural Herbal Coffee, which promised to do just that, is being recalled after a consumer died after drinking it—and subsequent Food and Drug... More »

Will Coffee Drinkers Accept a Cup Made in California?

California farmers are trading avocados for coffee beans

(Newser) - Things aren't so easy for avocado growers in California these days. There's more competition from Mexico and less water. And the old trees just don't bear fruit like they used to. But the New York Times reports that's giving rise to a surprising new California crop:... More »

Australia Behind Latest Hipster Coffee Drink

Introducing the avocado latte

(Newser) - We don't anticipate Keurig coming out with guacamole pods anytime soon, so in the meantime, we'll have to make do with a new concoction brewed up by Australia's Truman Cafe. That concoction, per BuzzFeed , is the avolatte, or avocado latte, which is pretty much exactly what it... More »

The Coffee Cost Her $2.50. It Cost Starbucks $100K

Joanne Mogavero was burned when cup lid popped off

(Newser) - The Venti Pike Place coffee cost her about $2.50. It ended up costing Starbucks about 40,000 times that. In the latest hot-coffee lawsuit , a Florida woman was awarded $100,492 Thursday after a 2014 incident at a Starbucks drive-thru in Jacksonville left her physically scarred, reports the New ... More »

A 'Colorless' Cup of Joe, Plus White Teeth

New beverage called 'Clear Coffee' promises to prevent staining

(Newser) - Two Slovakian brothers are promising to protect coffee lovers from stained teeth with a concoction they're calling the world's "first colorless coffee drink." It looks like a bottle of water, but CLR CFF is a "potent, cold brew," per the Evening Standard . Self-described heavy... More »

Coffee Too Weak? You Can Now Try 'World's Strongest'

Black Insomnia says it trounces nearest competitor

(Newser) - Tired of wimpy cappuccinos and limp lattes? Now you can jump-start your day with the "world's strongest coffee." At least that's the claim of the not-so-subtly-named Black Insomnia, which contends it has scientific proof its brew packs multiple times the punch of a normal cup of... More »

Tom Hanks Leaves Present for White House Press Corps

The actor bought the corps a new espresso machine

(Newser) - America's Dad wants to make sure America's Fourth Estate doesn't run out of steam. Members of the White House press corps arrived in the press area break room Thursday morning to find a brand new espresso machine courtesy of Tom Hanks, the Hill reports. The actor left... More »

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