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The steaming hot market for drive-thru coffee shops

Across the country there is an ongoing boom in freestanding drive-thru/walk-up coffee shops. These units rarely, if ever, incorporate indoor seating, though they may have some outdoor seats. Instead these shops are designed and meant for customers on the go … Continue reading

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Best brewed mobile coffee shop names

Some more fun with coffee shop names, except this time it’s ones that are mobile instead of fixed/stationary. The mobile hops are broken down into three categories – bikes or carts/trucks, cars, or vans/trailers. My personal favorite names are shown … Continue reading

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Best brewed coffee shop names from around the globe

The following is a list of my favorite coffee shop names that have creative, catchy, edgy, and fun names from across the world. Part of the success in any business is a memorable name. That being said, a great name … Continue reading

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Leading fair trade producer nations

Below is a list of the leading fair trade producer nations based on the number of fair trade certified producer organizations operating within that country during 2011. The total number of such producers (for all products with coffee, tea, and … Continue reading

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A different brew and one cool flatiron building

Great article reposted here with permission by┬áreaderareadevelopment. What a seriously cool building – a perfect example of architecture as art. I want one here in Greater Lansing! Next time I am in Peoria, I am checking this place out. Known … Continue reading

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Coffee “ground” wars brewing around us

One Interstate highway interchange here in Greater Lansing clearly depicts the ongoing coffee ground wars taking place across the American landscape. ┬áJust off Exit 110 on I-96 are no less than five major coffee shop chains, plus another well-known coffee … Continue reading

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