Taco Bell breakfast thrives even though no one gives a shit about its coffee

Taco Bell has served breakfast for going on five years. Lots of fast food places do breakfast, but, as Forbes reports, most places that aren’t McDonald’s fail to thrive. Since Taco Bell entered the fray, the McD’s stranglehold on the fast food breakfast space has eroded slightly, and while it might not sound like a…

Even Dunkin’ Donuts knows Patriots wins are boring, ends 87-cent victory coffee promotion

On Sunday, the New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans, 27-20. On Monday, Patriots fans descended upon Dunkin’ Donuts location throughout New England, ready to smugly purchase discounted coffee. But even Dunkin’ has realized that Pats victories are boring as hell, because those thirsty football enthusiasts were…

Last Call: Coffee roasters around the country are receiving mysterious letters

Something odd is afoot in the coffee-roasting world. Hundreds of roasters across the country tell coffee website Sprudge they’ve received strange, hand-written letters over the past few weeks demanding replacements for “stale” coffee. All the letters appear to come from the same address in Nevada. Super weird! The…

Willie Nelson launches line of CBD coffee—wait, he didn't already have one?

Goddamn American treasure Willie Nelson already has his own branded marijuana products called Willie’s Reserve, but now he’s also launched a line of cannabidiol-infused coffee under the Willie’s Remedy line. My first thought when I heard this news was: wait, Willie Nelson wasn’t already hawking “special” coffee?

An attempt to replicate Jo's Iced Turbo, the coffee drink that tames the Texas heat

On my one trip to Austin, Texas, I stuffed an unholy quantity of food and drink inside my body. But what stuck with me (psychically)—even more so than Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue, Micklethwaith, Qui, Uchi, the half dozen migas tacos, and the blur of food trailers—was an avocado-green coffee stand on South Congress…

Ask The Salty Waitress: Should I tip my barista for a cup of coffee?

Dear Salty, there’s a coffeeshop between my train stop and my office, and I get a black coffee there most mornings. I pay with my debit card, and the shop has a screen where I can choose the tip amount. I’m not getting a fancy latte or any food, so do I still have to tip on my $2 coffee? The lowest tip amount is a…

Science says 4 cups of coffee daily is the ideal amount OKAYLETSGIVETHISASHOTSHALLWE

Business Insider reports on a German study that found daily coffee consumption can be good for the heart, pointing to an ideal dose of “around four or five cups of espresso” daily, so I read this and figured cool I should probably brew a second pot of coffee since I only had maybe like two mugs out of the first pot…