Why Starbucks doesn’t plan on raising prices

by Carl Natale on August 24, 2010

This is a great lesson on coffee pricing: Smuckers, which sells Folgers and Millstone coffees, recently said it was raising its prices because of the higher cost of beans. Starbucks, on the other hand, said it would absorb the higher cost of beans without raising prices. “You see it much more in the grocery store […]

I’m not drinking enough coffee

by Carl Natale on June 28, 2010

NPR has a story about studies that suggest that coffee can help prevent Alzheimer’s?. It’s not a slam dunk. The story examines how tricky it is to interpret such results. Me? I’m not taking any chances. I’m brewing more coffee – as soon as I figure out where I left my mug.