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King of the Coffee Shop
2012-05-10 06:07:34

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Thoughts on coffee shop etiquette from a former barista turned writer. As a writer, I have the privilege of being able to work from nearly anywhere. With a strong Wi-Fi signal at my back and a reliable electrical outlet to tether to, the world is my ocean, and I intend to sail it to completion. Like most of you, I have both requirements in my house. I also have an ever-growing collection of vinyl to distract me, a cat to inflict physical harm to my...

2010-10-13 05:17:00

DENVER, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., (Nasdaq: PEET), the premier specialty coffee and tea company in the U.S., today announce a new partnership with the grand opening of a full-service Peet's Coffee & Tea outlet, owned and operated by the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. To celebrate the opening, the hotel is giving 100% of proceeds from all Peet's Coffee & Tea sales on October 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., to the...

2009-03-11 07:04:00

BRACKNELL, England, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Coffee lovers all over the UK can now register for their free coffee sachet to celebrate the launch of the Rogers Estate Coffees website. Rogers Estate Coffees is the UK subsidiary of Rogers Family Coffee Co., one of the largest coffee roasters in the States. With a UK operation, the coffee is now roasted here and packaged within minutes, an efficient process that guarantees absolute freshness and quality. The Rogers family have been...

2008-07-10 03:00:23

Coffees Now Available in Specialty Grocery and Gourmet Food Stores Throughout California Big Mouth Communications Amy Bonetti, 415-384-0900 (Media) amy@bigmouthpr.com Weaver's Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee roaster, announced today that their handcrafted, artisan coffee is now available in specialty grocery and gourmet food stores. The company also announced the introduction of a new line of 100% Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee and tea. Fresh, hand-roasted...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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