More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

May 28, 2015

More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU

Drinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU food safety agency said on Wednesday. “It is the first time that the risks from caffeine from all dietary sources have ...

Tottori Starbucks opening draws 1,000 people

May 23, 2015

Tottori Starbucks opening draws 1,000 people

About 1,000 people lined up Saturday for the opening of the first Starbucks outlet in Tottori Prefecture. Japan’s least populated prefecture was the last in which the coffee chain lacked a presence. The outlet, near a train station in the city of Tottori, the ...

May 17, 2015

Aluminum cans in wider use for canned coffee

Aluminum cans are increasingly being used for canned coffee in Japan, grabbing market share from steel, the conventional material for containers of the ubiquitous beverage. According to data from the Japan Soft Drink Association, the market share of steel cans fell to 45.7 percent ...

Expansion brewing for Blue Bottle Coffee in Japan

May 8, 2015

Expansion brewing for Blue Bottle Coffee in Japan

Blue Bottle Coffee Inc., a U.S. coffee chain dubbed by some the “Apple of coffee,” is considering expanding further in Japan, according to the company’s founder and CEO. James Freeman, who heads the chain known for using fresh beans within 48 hours of roasting, ...