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  • Mega coffee shop mixes politics and lattes [Commentary]

    Forget Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton or even Doug Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. An emerging political force in the recent months, including time during the federal shutdown, doesn't represent the Republican or Democratic party — at...
  • Don't blame Starbucks for caving to the gun lobby

     Don't blame Starbucks for caving to the gun lobby
    I respectfully disagree with your editorial characterizing Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz as having caved to the gun lobby ("Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby," Sept. 19). The company recently decided to make their restaurants less welcoming to...
  • Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby

    Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby
    If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
  • Packing heat with your hot coffee

    As a member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, I am shocked and confused over why Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently banned smoking within 25 feet of the company's coffee shops but continues to allow customers to carry loaded weapons...
  • Kenny G makes as much picking stocks as he does playing sax

    Kenny G makes as much picking stocks as he does playing sax
    Kenny G, the best-selling jazz musician who once played at President Bill Clinton's inaugural ball, wakes up every morning to Starbucks. The saxophonist doesn't drink coffee. Instead, the man whose real name is Kenny Gorelick obsessively checks the...
  • Starbucks may let baristas bare their tattoos

    Starbucks may let baristas bare their tattoos
    The dress code at Starbucks tells baristas in no uncertain terms to keep tattoos under wraps. But the Seattle coffee giant, pondering ways to keep morale high among its front-line troops, could lift the ban on visible body artwork. In an internal...
  • Starbucks to try new store sizes

    Starbucks plans to roll out several new store formats, including bite-sized "express" stores plus more than 100 boutiques dedicated to the highbrow Reserve brand of small-pot coffees. The coffee giant also said a Reserve roastery and tasting room in...
  • Starbucks gets fancy with Reserve roastery, tasting room, coffees

    Starbucks gets fancy with Reserve roastery, tasting room, coffees
    Starbucks will launch new cafes designed to highlight its small-lot Reserve coffees, interactive Reserve roasteries and tasting rooms, the company announced in a release Friday. The coffee giant plans on opening in December its first Reserve roastery with...
  • Starbucks plans new store designs: upscale in Seattle, speedy in New York

    Starbucks plans new store designs: upscale in Seattle, speedy in New York
    Starbucks Corp. on Friday announced two new types of stores aimed at capturing the growing demand for upscale reserve coffee and a separate test of an "express" store in Manhattan offering speedy service in a city where a "New York minute" is more like...
  • Starbucks opens in Colombia, home of Juan Valdez

    Starbucks opens in Colombia, home of Juan Valdez
    Starbucks Corp opened its first shop in Colombia on Wednesday, 43 years after the world's biggest coffee chain first started buying beans from the country famous for its premium arabica coffee named after fictional coffee farmer Juan Valdez. The first of...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Analyzing on a 'Fizzio Friday'

    It hadn’t been a good week. I was poised to spend another five hours at Starbucks editing the Great American Novel. After 14 months I was stuck in a mire attempting to bring synthesis to 66 chapters of action. Was Ofa Hawkins, the heroine,...
  • Greg Williams: Alcohol may shrink Starbucks' sales

    Recently Starbucks announced it would expand its offerings and start selling alcoholic drinks in the evening in thousands of its stores. The move was touted by chief executive Howard Schultz as a strategy for the company to grow profits by increasing...