2006

A Cafe Opens to Serve a Mission to End the War

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By MICHELLE YORK November 19, 2006The New York Times On Veterans Day, John Hartlaub wandered into the newest cafe in Watertown, N.Y. It was sparsely furnished, with three Internet stations, a black sofa and an offering of hot or cold cider. A customer who actually wanted coffee would have to buy it a few doors away. Mr. Hartlaub stayed most of the afternoon anyway. He browsed a few dozen military books for sale, then pulled up a folding chair to watch “Poison Dust,” a documentary about the health effects of depleted uranium weapons on soldiers returning from Iraq. He left...

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Is Starbucks the Victim of a Coffee Mugging by Oxfam?

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Is Starbucks the Victim of a Coffee Mugging by Oxfam?

I am re-posting this very controversial article originally published on "Seeking Alpha" on December 27, 2006. I think this is one of the better articles on this subject. I particularly like the balanced perspective acheived through the posted comments adjoining the article.   David Phillips (10Q Detective) submits: Oxfam, a development charity that dates back to World War II, alleges that global coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) is depriving Ethiopian coffee farmers of between $88.0 to $132.0 million a year, by opposing the Ethiopian government's efforts to trademark three popular varieties of its specialty coffee—Harar, Sidamo and Yirgacheffe beans. Oxfam and its broad coalition of supporters say: More than a year ago,...

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Feel and look fantastic in a coffee body wrap

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Feel and look fantastic in a coffee body wrap

Ladies, whether before or after Christmas, awaken your senses and treat your skin to a fabulous Bodycoffee anti-cellulite detoxifying body wrap at Mingala. It will tackle that dreaded cellulite and rid the body of the poisonous toxins many of us will be guzzling this party season! The therapeutic Bodycoffee body wrap gets to work on cellulite and toxins as the clay, green coffee powder, and other healing ingredients provide maximum firming benefits while encouraging skin to eliminate damaging toxins.   How it works Firstly sea algae activating serum is gently massaged into the person’s cellulitic areas. This serum contains fat-fighting...

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Arabica coffee project a fantastic hope

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Arabica coffee project a fantastic hope

VietNamNet Bridge – The project on developing Arabica coffee in Vietnam, which was kicked off eight years ago, is facing failure. This is an ambitious project that aims to develop the Arabica coffee plantation area in 15 northern mountainous provinces, allowing Vietnam to export Arabica coffee to the world. The investment capital for the first phase of the project was VND800bil ($50mil), a part of which came from French AFD loans. Wrong investment? The 2005-2006 crop provided 18,000 tonnes of Arabica, and 11,000 tones were exported, down by 1,000 tonnes in comparison with the previous crop. Nguyen Nam Hai, Director...

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More support for coffee’s anti-diabetes benefits

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More support for coffee’s anti-diabetes benefits

By staff reporter 08/12/2006- Drinking four or more cups of coffee a day could cut the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by over 23 per cent, say American and Finnish researchers. Led by Nina Paynter from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the scientists looked at coffee and sweetened beverage consumption and the risk of type-2 diabetes among 12,204 nondiabetic, middle-aged men and women taking enrolled in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. While no significant link between sweetened beverage consumption and type-2 diabetes was observed, the researchers do report a significant protective association amongst coffee drinkers....

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