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Monday, March 27, 2006

No Coffee at Coffee Shops?

Is it really true that most people don't actually purchase coffee at coffee shops? That they are more likely to get someting with chai or mocha in the name? The reason I pose this question (it never made sense to ask before now), is that I just read an article that states this as truth of the coffee chains in Charlotte, NC. It does into detail about their top 4 coffee chains. Read on and leave a comments about what you think.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

CoffeeShop wins award

A coffee shop in Huddersfield has won an industry design award.

Caffe Latino in New Street, was recognised for the look of its literature - including privilege and voucher cards, customer comment cards and menus.

It drafted in Leeds-based marketing, design and print agency The Factory Partnership Ltd to devise its brand.

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Friday, March 17, 2006

New CafeList Writer!

The CafeList team is growing. We have recently added Deardra Shuler to the roster. Deardra is a very talented journalist and we are glad to have her aboard.

Take a look at her latest article about the famous screenwriter, Michael Elliot. Learn how the mere act of going to coffee shops helped him acheive his goals.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Coffee Shop owners offer free Italian classes

Some coffee shop owners may offer free coffee, free internet, or free music to their customers. But free Italian lessons? That's how some Jacksonville,TX owners are running things.

“Last Thursday we had six. The last (Thursday) before there were nine,” she said. “We have some who can’t always make it every Thursday, but we catch up. It’s a very informal class. They just sit down on the big, stuffed chairs and sip some coffee, and we really have fun.”

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New Green Tea Book

50 Hot Drinks, Cool Quenchers, and Sweet and Savory Treats
by Mary Lou Heiss

Soothing and refreshing, classic and contemporary, green tea is the beverage of choice for more than half the world’s population. Enjoyed as a fragrant, hot beverage for over two millennia, it has evolved into a popular modern drink found in coffee shops, on supermarket shelves, and in homes all over the globe. In this new book, Mary Lou Heiss puts a hip new twist on this calming refreshment, offering up 50 recipes for hot and iced teas, smoothies, cocktails, entrées, and desserts, all showcasing the unique and timeless flavor of green tea.

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Monday, March 13, 2006

More Tea Websites

Coffee shop owner raffling off business

When the owner of a local coffee shop decided to devote more time to her advocacy organization, she came up with an innovative way to sell her business.

Gabby Derocher decided to hold a raffle in which the prize is her business, Gabby’s Table Top Cafe on Bear Valley Road.

This week Derocher will begin selling 500 raffle tickets at $200 a piece. Ten percent of the proceeds from the raffle will go towards her Mothers Against Predators organization.

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Coffee shop adds a new dimension

In 1999, Shayne and Amy Yonce opened a business called Christian Dimension to provide people, businesses and churches with computers and Christian software.

Last month the owners took their business a step further by opening Christian Dimension Coffee and Internet Cafe.

Amy Yonce and event coordinator Kenny Underkofler wanted to provide a place where teenagers and young adults could have coffee and snacks, use the Internet and have discussions with other Christians.

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Teen's brainchild caffeinates student body

Nicholas Mayne has found a way to perk up fellow students at Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts.

The entrepreneurial 12th-grader recently opened a student-run coffee shop, Common Ground: The Cafe at Vic, in an unused corner of the school selling a selection of java, tea and bottled water.

"It just developed from an idea in my head," said Mayne, 18, adding the cafe has been doing brisk business since it start brewing in mid-February.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Coffee Shops are not just for bookstores

A small cafe in Kansas, called Perks!, is making sure that libraries aren't just for reading anymore.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Coffee shop offers DNA testing

Maybe you guys should consider combining services? Small businesses in the city often embrace the diversification model. Camden City Wireless and Fishing Supply, for instance, sells cell phones and fishing tackle.

Learn more about this coffee shop.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Coffee shop is part of `the Force' of new flick

On March 21, a top-secret team of people looking to break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch will meet at the Satellite Coffee shop.

The rendezvous at 2300 Central Ave. S.E. will shut down the shop for most of the day and turn away customers during one of its busiest times.

"We kind of wanted to bend over backward to make it happen," said Lindsay Lancaster, community relations and marketing manager for Satellite Coffee and Flying Star Cafe. "We really want to support film in Albuquerque."

From morning until afternoon, the coffee shop will host the production of "Fanboys," a film following a group of Star Wars fans who try to fulfill a dying friend's last wish. Their goal? Getting into George Lucas' production house for a peek at an unreleased Star Wars film.

The fans visit a coffee shop to meet with somebody who promises them access to Lucas' ranch.

"I've never worked on a show like this before," said William Coit, location manager for "Fanboys." "You've got people walking around in Darth Vader outfits. The other day, you've got Chewie in our production office."

Shooting for the $4 million film ends in early April, Coit said, and it could be in theaters as soon as a year after.

Lancaster noted that Satellite Coffee is being paid to turn its space into a fictional coffee shop known as "Java the Hutt," but she was bound to keep the amount under wraps.

"For us, quite frankly, it's being able to be a good community partners," she said. "Of course, it's the excitement of living a part of the arts."

By Mike Tumolillo
Tribune Reporter
The Albuquerque Tribune