Friday, July 30, 2010

How a Small Coffee Shop in Canada took on the Big Boys

Love this article! A small coffee shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada took on the big boys in a very interesting (and determined) way. The Daily Grind was surrounded by bigger coffee shops, so they began to offer things that the biggies couldn't - more personalized service, and delicious, homecrafted foods. Check it out, especially if you're an independent coffee shop owner...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Interesting use of old Tim Hortons cups - Turned into Biofuel

Just read this fascinating news story about how old Tim Hortons cups are being turned into a source of fuel. Tim Hortons Cups into BioFuel It's definitely a positive step. What do you guys think about it?

Starbucks News - New Frappuccinos and Iced Coffee with Milk

Starbucks has a new take on our favorite Frappuccinos - you now get to choose how you like it! The "However you Want It" Frappuccino gives you loads of new options, like choosing a sugar free option, or soy milk instead of cow's milk. How do YOU choose your Frap?

And...I noticed on a sign the other day that Starbucks also now has an iced coffee with milk. I like that option, since frappuccinos are a bit too sweet for me (and I don't like artificial sweeteners.) I'll have to give that one a try!