Coffee Futures Lowest In Seven Years

With abundant harvests from Central America, Columbia and Brazil, the price of Arabica coffee beans hit its lowest price since 2006 this week.  Over the past year, Arabica bean prices have plummeted 29%, with coffee for delivery in December falling an additional 1.9% to a price of $1.050 per pound.   Arabica beans hit a 14-year…

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Competitor Coffee News

Tim Horton’s has announced they are now offering a new dark roast blend as a trial item in two markets – London, Ontario in Canada and Columbus, Ohio here in the States.  Starbucks has announced an effort to expand its digital gifting and engagement offering with “tweet-a-coffee”, an ongoing platform that will allow customers on…

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Brand Keys Ranks Dunkin’ First In Coffee Loyalty

For 7th Straight Year, Dunkin’ Stands At The Top In Customer Loyalty! CANTON, Mass., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With competition brewing steadily in the coffee category, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has been recognized once again for keeping guests running with a superior experience. For the seventh straight year, Dunkin’ Donuts has been ranked number…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Closes Shop After 37 Years

Sara Dorn of the Battle Creek Enquirer writes Tom Winchell said “cheers and tears” have been the reactions of loyal Dunkin’ Donuts patrons when they hear he will close his doors Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. after 37 years as Urbandale’s doughnut man.

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New Study: Coffee Eases Parkinson’s Symptoms

Newsmax Health – Drinking several cups of coffee each day can help  victims of Parkinson’s disease control their movements, according to an article  published in the online medical journal Neurology. “Studies have shown that people who use caffeine are  less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, but this is one of the first studies  in humans…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Sprays Coffee Scent on Buses in South Korea

The chain is using ‘Flavor Radio’ to boost sales by releasing the scent of  coffee when its jingle is played Remember Smell-O-Vision, an idea that could have been great but just wasn’t? Dunkin’ Donuts has harnessed this idea and is now using it in Seoul, South Korea, in order to increase coffee sales, reports BostInno.…

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