The 411 on Caribou Coffee

About Caribou Coffee

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In 1990 the idea for Caribou Coffee began to form in a few climbers after reaching the summit of a mountain in the Alaskan Wilderness. The adventure led to Caribou Coffee’s phrase “Life is short. Stay awake for it”. The idea was simple; bring the ‘adventures of life’ feeling into a daily morning cup. The selections of beverages available at Caribou Coffee reflect that attempt to capture wilderness adventures.

Social Responsibility
The first reason Caribou Coffee is great is because the company cares about the countries of origin for the beans. Caribou Coffee redefines the term “drinking responsibly”.  It is not because they have added alcohol to their coffee, it is because just about every cup of coffee they sell is helping the community from where the beans originated. Caribou Coffee gives back to these communities by allocating funds for every pound of coffee they purchase.

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Hellbilly Brew Available from Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie French Roast Organic Whole Bean CoffeeThe illustrious man of horror — both in film and rock — is known for many things, but now Rob Zombie wants to add coffee to his repertoire. As such, he’s selling his own Hellbilly line of beans.

“What can I say? I f—ing love coffee,” Zombie told Noisecreep. “I started drinking this magic drink when I was a little kid and never stopped. So that’s the reason I now have my own Hellbilly brew; 24/7, cranked on black gold! Hell yeah, let’s go!” With green coffee beans now at a value higher than ever before, we can all call our morning cups liquid gold.

Right now, Hellbilly’s whole roasted beans can be ordered through Zombie’s websitewith two different styles available: a French blend and a Peruvian. Both are certified 100 percent organic.

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Caffeinate with a Purring Tabby

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
December 28, 2010

Seoul's themed cafesReporting from Seoul —
Sure, Oh Yoo-jin wanted a cup of coffee, but what the 24-year-old university student really wanted to do was commune with the residents of her tiny neighborhood cafe — the cats.

On a recent afternoon, Oh and her boyfriend shared the brightly lighted cafe with a dozen felines. There were cats lounging on the windowsills, curiously nosing customers’ coffee cups or taking leisurely strolls past the register.

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Coffee Drinking Grows in 2010 Despite Recession logo

Dateline: England

Neil Gerrard, Tuesday 21 December 2010 11:33
Coffee drinkers increased their visits to coffee shops in 2010 despite the recession, according to new research by Allegra Strategies. (UK Marketplace)

The findings, part of Allegra’s Project Café 10 report, showed that coffee has now become a £5b-turnover industry, with high street chains dominating the sector.
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Oceanside coffee shop owner uses music, meals to fuel Feeding the Soul Foundation

The foundation is dedicated to using the arts to raise funds for various charitable organizations.

By PATRICIA MORRIS BUCKLEY – For the North County Times  – Californian

Life isn’t easy for Oceanside resident Vallie Gilley. A typical day for her is working at the Jitters coffee shop that she owns from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., going to her parents’ house to care for her ailing mother afterward and then home to cook dinner for her boyfriend. And yet Gilley, who said in an interview that she doesn’t sleep much, isn’t one to complain.

“I am a blessed person,” she said. “My life is amazing.”

So blessed that Gilley decided she needed to help others even more. In May, inspired by a leadership class she had taken, she started the Oceanside-based Feeding the Soul Foundation with two friends (Melissa Grove and Catherine Bramhall). The foundation is dedicated to using the arts to raise funds for various charitable organizations.

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Sector Snap: analyst looks at high coffee prices

By Debarati Roy
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) — Coffee futures surged to a 13-year high in New York on mounting concern that global supplies will trail demand.

A shortage of high-quality arabica coffee has led to “precariousness of the supply/demand balance,” the International Coffee Organization said last week. Price also climbed on demand from funds. Futures have surged 66 percent this year, heading for the biggest annual gain since 1994.

“There is a lot of fund buying,” said Rodrigo Costa, the vice president of institutional sales at Newedge USA LLC in New York. “The fundamentals are very supportive.”

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Staying No. 1 In Premium Coffee

By DAVID SAITO-CHUNG Posted 12/23/2010 06:47 PM ET

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In 1981, Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz walked into a Starbucks shop in Seattle for the first time. He joined as an employee after having his first cup of Sumatra there, discovering robust, flavorful brews that one couldn’t find at a diner or convenience store.

Schultz, who returned to the CEO post in January 2008, is working to revive that experience in its stores as demand for specialty coffee has grown over the past few decades and competition has intensified.

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The Ninth Giveaway of Christmas

100 Perfect Cups of Coffee Kit Smartcup is working with Janetha of meals & moves! This is a blog about one woman’s experience with food and working out.

And for the holidays we are providing a way for coffee enthusiasts to enjoy our XPress lid French press.

XPress allows you to experience a perfectly brewed, individual cup of French press coffee at your fingertips and ready to take with you on the go!

It is easy to participate and enjoy the XPress lid with our Perfect Cup of Coffee Kit, which includes 12 lids and 12 cups.

Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome

Chris Pirillo is the founder and maintainer of Lockergnome

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Chris Pirillo is the founder and maintainer of Lockergnome, a network of blogs, web forums, mailing lists and online communities. He spent two years hosting the TechTV television program Call for Help, where he also hosted the first annual Call-for-Help-a-Thon.

He now hosts videos on several internet sites, including CNN, YouTube,, and his own website. His coffee system of choice? XPress Lid by SmartCup. He likes it so well that he keeps it on his computer monitor.

Cat Poo Coffee: Just $15 a Cup

Cat Poo Coffee

Cat Poo Coffee

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The world’s most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, made from beans that have passed through the digestive system of a civet is gaining fast in popularity and priced at 15 dollars a cup.

Kopi Luwak, which is grown in Indonesia, is the world’s rarest coffee, and it is sold for 400 dollars per kg.

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