Coffee

  • Government takes steps to boost production of tea, coffee, rubber July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has taken measures to boost the production and export of plantation crops like tea, coffee, rubber and spices through the Plantation Commodity Boards which provide financial and technical assistance to the growers and the industry. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the help is offered to the growers and...
  • Coorg: Coffee plantation takes a hit as deficit monsoon damages crops July 11, 2014

    Coorg: Coffee capital Coorg, a region that sees heavy rains every year, is facing a deficit monsoon this year. Fully-grown coffee plants are being set in flames due to the pest that thrives during extended dry spells. Along with the coffee plants, it is also the hopes of people like Stany...
  • World Cup 2014: The Coffee Men from Colombia take Brazil by storm June 30, 2014

    Two seasons ago Sir Alex Ferguson, then the manager of Manchester United, bid 35 million Euros for Colombia's James Rodriguez. FC Porto wanted more, but those were the stingy days of Gill, Ferguson and Glazers and so a year later, Rodriguez went to Monaco for 45 million. In 2010 however, Rodriguez...
  • Indian Bank to employ Tihar inmates at its prison branch June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail inmates with proven good conduct and qualifications will soon be working at "non-sensitive" positions at the Indian Bank branch at the prison. "We have been associated with Tihar Jail for the past several years and our branch there today has a business of Rs 100 crore. A...
  • 'Awful break-up happening beside me in cafe': Author live tweets heartbreaking break-up of a couple sitting next to him May 7, 2014

    You are at a coffee shop. There is a couple next to you obviously distressed about something. With a rising sense of disquiet you realise the couple is having their last conversation together. They are breaking up.Faced with a situation such as this, what would you do? Author Dave...
  • Watch: Cat cafe in New York for cat and coffee lovers April 26, 2014

    We have all heard about Mochaccinos and Cappuccinos, but what about cataccinos. At a cafe in New York, you can order just that. New York's cat cafe is now open for business. It's a place where cat and coffee lovers can talk cat health and learn about cat adoption with...
  • Starbucks says India operations fastest growing in its history March 20, 2014

    With 40 stores in 17 months of its operations, India is the fastest growing market in the history of the Seattle-based iconic American coffee chain Starbucks, according to a company statement. The US-based coffee chain, which had sewed up an equal joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, opened its first outlet...
  • Revealed: Comedy Central's Nathan Fielder is the owner of 'Dumb' Starbucks February 11, 2014

    'Dumb' Starbucks, a coffee shop that opened in a Los Angeles neighbourhood recently, has created quite the buzz. Does it have anything to do with Starbucks? Who is the owner? Is it a spoof coffee shop mocking Starbucks? And so on...people have so many questions ever since the coffee shop...
  • Starbucks taking Indian coffee to its outlets across globe November 22, 2013

    Opening its first store in south India in Bangalore, American coffee giant Starbucks on Friday said it is taking the Indian grown coffee to its 19,000 stores across the world. "In India, the coffee (that) farmers grow. we not only sell the coffee in our stores here in India, but also...
  • Manna Dey: Kolkata's Coffee House weeps for its balladeer October 25, 2013

    Kolkata: There were the routine chat sessions around the tables, but in hushed tones. The waiters served customers in their usual sluggish manner, but seemed markedly slower. For Kolkata's famous intellectual hub Coffee House was in mourning at the passing away of Manna Dey who rendered the famous song that...
  • Naseeruddin Shah's 'The Coffin Maker' headed to Italy September 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah and Randeep Hooda starrer 'The Coffin Maker' is all set to make its Italian premiere at the 13th River to River Florence Indian film festival. The film will be screened first at the fest that takes off on November 22, 2013 and in a new highlight will...
  • US: Starbucks to post calorie counts in its drinks June 18, 2013

    New York: Starbucks has a new way to wake up its US customers: showing the calories in its drinks. The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide next week, ahead of a federal regulation that would require it to do so. Calorie counts on...
  • Starbucks to open outlets in more Indian cities April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Encouraged by the "tremendous response", Starbucks Coffee is planning to expand to more locations to tap the full potential of the vast Indian market where the coffee shop industry is growing at a fast clip. "Till now, we have had a tremendous response to all our outlets in Mumbai...
  • Coffee may protect against liver damage in alcohol drinkers March 24, 2013

    New York: Heavy coffee consumption may protect against liver damage in men who drink alcohol, a new study has claimed. Researchers asked nearly 19,000 Finnish men and women between ages 25 and 74 about their coffee and alcohol consumption. Dr Onni Niemela, of Seinajoki Central Hospital and the University of Tampere...
  • Reader Digest's publisher files for bankruptcy again February 19, 2013

    New York: The publisher of iconic magazine Reader's Digest has filed for bankruptcy to cut a $465 million debt. The magazine has been in circulation for 9 decades now and is read by over 25 million people across the world, but has lately felt the pressure of reader's switching from...
  • Long queues, but smiles welcome Starbucks to the heart of Delhi February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Starbucks made quite a dramatic entry in the heart of the capital. With queues running up to quite a few hundred metres, the zeal for the world's most popular coffee never seemed to fade off their faces. However, keeping the Dilliwaalas happy as they stood waiting, the Starbucks staff...
  • See India among top 5 global markets: Starbucks February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: US-based coffee chain Starbucks on Wednesday said India will become one of its top five global markets in the long-term and will continue to expand aggressively here. The company, which has missed its target of opening 50 outlets in the country by 2012 at an investment of Rs...
  • Delhi gets its first Starbucks at the IGI Airport January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages Limited, has announced the opening of its first stores at Terminal 3 of New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI). Located in Domestic Terminal's Gate 27 and International Terminal's Gate 15, the stores...
  • Lenovo to release giant 27-inch coffee table PC January 7, 2013

    Las Vegas: Dismayed that family members are spread out over the house, each with a separate PC or tablet? Lenovo has something it believes will get them back together: a PC the size of a coffee table that works like a gigantic tablet and lets four people use it at...
  • Placenta pills, oxy shots: 2012's worst science abuse December 28, 2012

    London: Pop guru Simon Cowell carries pocket-sized inhalable oxygen shots, America's 'Mad Men' actress January Jones favours dried placenta pills, and British soap star Patsy Palmer rubs coffee granules into her skin. Celebrities rarely shy away from public peddling of dubious ideas about health and science, and 2012 was no exception. In...
  • Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup December 9, 2012

    Golden Triangle: In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee. Trumpeted as earthy in flavor and smooth on the palate, the exotic new brew is made from beans eaten by Thai elephants and plucked a day later...
  • Global coffee consumption at 139 mn bags in 2011 October 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Global coffee consumption grew by 1.3 per cent to 139 million bags last year on back of rising demand in Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Venezuela, etc, ICO has said. World consumption stood at 137.2 million bags (of 60 kg each) in 2010, International Coffee Organisation (ICO) said. "The...
  • Starbucks opens first India store in Mumbai October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India on Friday in a historic building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers. "It is perhaps the most elegant, beautiful, dynamic store we've opened in our history," chief executive Howard Schultz said...
  • Starbucks to open first India store by October end September 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Starbucks Corp will open its first coffee shop in India by the end of October, 2012, John Culver, President, China and Asia Pacific, said on Friday, in the latest delay to a much-hampered entry into the country. Starbucks had initially planned to have its first cafes in India open by...
  • Growing market for speech, hearing-impaired staff September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Costa outlet in South Delhi's Green Park is quieter than other cafes. There's comparatively less noise as the people behind the counter can neither speak nor hear. Five years ago, the RJ group began employing such hearing-impaired people at KFC and Costa outlets. Today 145 such employees...
  • Black Coffee: Raveena Tandon to do a cameo August 15, 2012

    One of the popular Bollywood heroine, Raveena Tandon will finally land into Mollywood with the movie 'Black Coffee'. The National Award winning actress will appear in an important guest role for the movie directed by debutante Sojan Jose. Raveena is the directors' close friend and hence agreed to be a...
  • Poonam Pandey tweets nude picture, again August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Sherlyn Chopra stripped for the Playboy magazine. Would Poonam Pandey let herself be outdone? She posted a nude picture on Twitter of her balancing a coffee cup on her lower abs, accompanied by the sardonic question: how do you like your coffee? Clicked in grey scale, the first...
  • Jerry Seinfeld hits the road for new Web series July 9, 2012

    Los Angeles: Jerry Seinfeld hits the road again with a new Web series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featuring the stand-up comedian and TV star driving around and joking with famous friends, including Ricky Gervais, Alec Baldwin, Michael Richards, Colin Quinn, Bob Einstein and Larry David. The show, at...
  • Hyderabad: A Yuva branch the young can bank on May 23, 2012

    HYDERABAD: An unconventional and snazzy decor, a magazine to flip through, wifi to carry on with your work and a cup of coffee to savour while you wait for your turn - this and more are a feature of the Yuva Branch inaugurated by the chief general manager of the...
  • New Delhi: Make way for the May Day cafe May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The CPM, which had played a crucial role in setting up the Indian Coffee Houses across the country, is now turning a new leaf by coming up with a cool cafe in the capital — the May Day Cafe. Touted as the 'country's first left wing cafe', the cafe...