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Melissa Allison follows the world's biggest coffee-shop chain and other Seattle caffeine purveyors.

February 15, 2010 at 8:05 AM

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Roundup: Mighty-O Donut tours, Starbucks news and putting weird things in coffee

Posted by Melissa Allison

Taking the holiday to wrap up loose ends, like:

  • The New York Times calls the Seattle-built Slayer espresso machine charismatic and beautiful.

  • A reader wants to know where she can find a cup -- not a pound -- of Kona coffee around here. Anyone know?

  • Mighty-O Donuts hosts free tours on Thursday and Friday (Feb. 18 and 19) at 10 a.m. Sign up at 2110 N. 55th Street (where the tours are), or 206-547-0335, or

  • Lincoln Graham represents Seattle with his photo of a Caffe Ladro barista reflected in an espresso machine at (scroll to No. 20).

  • Sarah Gilbert at Daily Finance considers how blending coffee and turning up the roaster can save money and hurt flavor.

  • Starbucks draws attention from the research firm Morningstar, which gave its debt an A-, and, which says its stock is overpriced.

  • A Starbucks customer with Tourette's syndrome sues for alleged discrimination after an outburst, The Palm Beach Post reports.

  • And someone actually writes a blog about putting weird things in coffee -- eggs, curry, salmon cream cheese. There are photos.

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