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The more things change...

…the more they stay the same.

So on top of adding deliveries, the GM came up to me and asked if I were able to close permanently–because she’s planning on pawning Danny off to another location that is short-staffed (as if sending him would make a difference with how little work he does). 191 more words


You Can't Wax Without Waning

It is easy to spend our time questing after new and more delicious beers or the dive-y-est of dive bars, and forget that the other side of our cycle, coffee, is also an art all its own; a fact particularly easy to forget in this barren wasteland of coffee culture. 341 more words


What Minnesota Hipsters Enjoy Now: NOT Participating in Occupy Minneapolis

There is a public Facebook page for OccupyMN: Unite in the People’s Plaza.  It is full of arguing, squabbling, name-calling, and confusion over what this event is, where it is occurring, who is in charge, and what the purpose is. 470 more words


Micro Roasting vs. On Demand Roasting (Part 2)

In part two of this three part series we are going to focus on a growing phenomenon in the coffee industry, “On Demand Roasting.”

“On Demand Roasting,” as we like to call it, is the act of roasting coffee beans only once a customer has made an order. 320 more words

Caffeinated Thoughts

Starbucks: Fair Trade or "Tradewash"?

Posted by Chris O’Brien

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is telling consumers to turn up the heat on Starbucks and pressure them to take Fair Trade more seriously. 173 more words

Fair Trade

600 Stars Bucked: Starbucks to Close 600 Stores

By Chris O’Brien

According to Bloomberg.com, Starbucks will close 600 stores within the next nine months and eliminate 12,000 jobs. For some perspective, that’s about 7% of its global workforce. 204 more words