Melissa Allison follows the world's biggest coffee-shop chain and other Seattle caffeine purveyors.
Gone fishing until January 19
Posted by Melissa Allison
While I'm away, Bryant Simon will read from his book, "Everything But the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks," at Elliott Bay Book Co. on Thursday, Jan. 14. And the Food Network will air a show about "black and white delights" on Jan. 18, 19 and 27 that includes footage of latte art being poured at Seattle Barista Academy. Show times vary.
More fun reading:
- The online copy of CoffeeTalk's 2010 State of the Industry.
- Rooibos tea espresso? Seriously.
- Also Java-Log, firewood made from coffee grounds.
- A pretty cool graphic with coffee basics, including the often-quoted "fact" that coffee is the world's most-traded commodity after oil. I'm still trying to get a commodities exchange to confirm.
- Even cooler graphic comparing the size of a coffee bean to a red blood cell, viruses and other tiny things.
- For the Starbucks crowd, check out this comparison of Starbucks wages from baristas to store managers to software engineers to.... well, it suddenly refused to share more unless I anonymously posted a Starbucks salary.
- Internationally, there's a 2005 photo making the Twitter rounds of a Starbucks in Dubai, and customers in South Korea are griping about a Starbucks price hike.
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