coffee http://kplu.org en `Grey's Anatomy' actor Dempsey to complete Tully's purchase http://kplu.org/post/greys-anatomy-actor-dempsey-complete-tullys-purchase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If all goes according to plan, Tully’s will have a new celebrity owner come Monday. That’s when actor Patrick Dempsey’s investment group is set to complete its purchase of the struggling coffee chain out of bankruptcy.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 9196 at http://kplu.org `Grey's Anatomy' actor Dempsey to complete Tully's purchase More than $600k to have cup of coffee with Apple CEO Cook http://kplu.org/post/more-600k-have-cup-coffee-apple-ceo-cook The bidding hasn't closed yet, but a charity auction of a cup of coffee shared with Apple CEO Tim Cook has already attracted offers of more than $600,000 — more than 10 times its estimated value of $50,000. Cook is one of several celebrities taking part in the auction, which benefits the <a href="http://rfkcenter.org/">Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights</a>.<p>The coffee klatch, currently valued at $605,000, will take place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 01:04:14 +0000 Bill Chappell 8596 at http://kplu.org More than $600k to have cup of coffee with Apple CEO Cook Starbucks sales and profit climb, company adds 590 new stores http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-sales-and-profit-climb-company-adds-590-new-stores <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you have a daily Starbucks fix, you’re not alone. The company took in $3.6 billion in revenue in the most recent quarter.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Starbucks added 590 stores around the world— including Ho Chi Minh City—in the first three months of this year. And they weren’t just coffee shops; more than 300 were tea shops that Starbucks acquired through its purchase of Teavana. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:52:28 +0000 Ashley Gross 8566 at http://kplu.org Starbucks sales and profit climb, company adds 590 new stores How coffee influenced the course of history http://kplu.org/post/how-coffee-influenced-course-history <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Coffee is a powerful beverage. On a personal level, it helps keep us awake and active. On a much broader level, it has helped shape our history and continues to shape our culture.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Coffee plants grow wild in Ethiopia and were probably used by nomadic tribes for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the </span>1400s<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"> that people figured out they could roast its seeds. "Then it really took off," historian&nbsp;</span><a href="http://markpendergrast.com/" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Mark Pendergrast</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;— author </span>of&nbsp;<em>Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World</em><em style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</em><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">—told&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Morning Edition</em><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;host Steve </span>Inskeep<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:34:04 +0000 Lydia Zuraw 8542 at http://kplu.org How coffee influenced the course of history Sorry, But Bananas Won't Calm Your Caffeine Jitters http://kplu.org/post/too-much-coffee-banana-wont-calm-jitters It happens to the best of us. You drink one too many cups of coffee and, for the next few hours, you end up acting like a hyper preschooler who just <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A9J7QEEZaY">can't sit still</a>.<p>Which can be pretty inconvenient if it's, say, noon and you're at the office, or if it's midnight and you can't fall asleep.<p>Wouldn't it be nice if there were something quick and easy that you could take to combat the effects of over-caffeination? Something like ... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 04:15:36 +0000 7991 at http://kplu.org Sorry, But Bananas Won't Calm Your Caffeine Jitters Starbucks is flying high http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-flying-high <p>2011 was a terrific year for the Seattle-based Starbucks coffee chain. The stock shot up 43% last year and recently hit record highs.</p><p>Financial commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer look at the successful company on this week&#39;s Money Matters.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 3879 at http://kplu.org Starbucks is flying high Still no IPO, but another new CEO for Seattle's second largest coffee enterprise http://kplu.org/post/still-no-ipo-another-new-ceo-seattles-second-largest-coffee-enterprise <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959787.mp3</p><p>Tully&#39;s Coffee has lost yet another CEO. Seattle&#39;s second biggest coffee enterprise has announced that <a href="http://www.tullyscoffeeshops.com/company/press/35/">Carl Pennington will retire</a> at the end of this month.&nbsp;</p><p>According to the Seattle Times, <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2014591515_tullys25.html">he is the seventh CEO</a> to cycle through the company since founder Tom O&#39;Keefe stepped down from the post a decade ago.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:38:58 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1074 at http://kplu.org Still no IPO, but another new CEO for Seattle's second largest coffee enterprise Stock price surges as Starbucks annual meeting presents another starstruck affair http://kplu.org/post/stock-price-surges-starbucks-annual-meeting-presents-another-starstruck-affair <p>Starbucks stocks <a href="http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ:SBUX">have surged</a>. That&#39;s thanks in part to the German financial company Deutsche Bank, which has <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9M53QSG0.htm">resumed its coverage</a> of the Seattle coffee giant and is saying investors should buy the stock.&nbsp;</p><p>It&#39;s just one sign of confidence in the rebound of the company, as its executives outlined its latest growth strategies.</p><p><strong>An annual love affair with coffee</strong> <strong>and other addictive treats</strong></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:39:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1062 at http://kplu.org Stock price surges as Starbucks annual meeting presents another starstruck affair Starbucks teams up with Green Mountain Coffee http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-teams-green-mountain-coffee <p>Single-serve coffee is in vogue.&nbsp; Seattle-based Starbucks says that&#39;s the motivation behind <a href="http://news.starbucks.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=504">a long-awaited deal with Vermont&#39;s Green Mountain Coffee,</a> which the companies signed today.&nbsp; It&#39;s part of Starbuck&#39;s strategy for continued growth in the US and Canada.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 02:06:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 977 at http://kplu.org Starbucks unveils logo, celebrates 40 years http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-unveils-logo-celebrates-40-years-0 <p>In 40 years it went from a tiny store near Pike Place Market to a global brand, recognized around the world.&nbsp; Starbucks is celebrating its&nbsp; anniversary with a new, simplified logo that doesn&rsquo;t have the word &quot;Starbucks&quot; or &quot;coffee&quot; on it.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:30:59 +0000 Paula Wissel 957 at http://kplu.org Starbucks unveils logo, celebrates 40 years