Starbucks Sets Sights on Chad Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — Chad Drive in Eugene could soon be home to a drive-thru Starbucks. The city is doing a traffic study to see if the location makes sense. The coffee shop hopes to open shop at Chad Drive and Coburg Road between Taco Bell and Video Only. The city of Eugene’s planning department says … Continue reading »

Coffee Shop Has No Employees

Valley City, ND (CNN) — A North Dakota Coffee Shop is saving money on employee costs by not having any. The Vault is like any other coffee shop in that it has coffee, tea, and pastries. The one thing it’s missing: staff. “At the time, I didn’t realize how unique that was. I thought it … Continue reading »

Dutch Bros. Raises Money for Foster Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — Dutch Bros. locations in Eugene and Springfield will be celebrating moms Sunday and raising money for local foster kids. Every mom stopping by one of the coffee stands in the Eugene-Springfield area can get any drink for a dollar. Money from all of those drinks sold to moms will be donated to … Continue reading »

Interview: Dutch Luv Day

EUGENE, Ore. — This Valentine’s Day you can share the love with a free cup of coffee. It’s Dutch Luv Day at Dutch Bros. and it’s benefiting Food For Lane County. Brad Bassi with Food for Lane County joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us how you … Continue reading »

Starbucks Requests No Guns in its Shops

EUGENE, Ore. — A national coffee chain’s stepping into the gun debate by requesting customers to not bring guns into its coffee shops. Even though Oregon’s an open carry state, this request still applies to local Starbucks stores. It’s not something you see every day or really ever for some who use Starbucks. “I haven’t … Continue reading »

Coffee Company Re-Opens in New Location

EUGENE, Ore. — A popular coffee shop that closed due to an expensive lease is re-opening in a new location. The Eugene Coffee Company did business on 18th Avenue and Chambers Road for five years, but closed earlier this year. The owner announced Saturday she will re-open on 240 East 17th Avenue on August 24, … Continue reading »

Pleasant Hill Barista Turns 75

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Turning 75 years old for some is a milestone. For Charlene Souza, it’s just another day to get to work. Shortly after retiring, Souza got anxious and started making coffee at Espresso 58 in Pleasant Hill. She’s been at it for 17 years and a birthday wasn’t an excuse to take … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Armed Robbery

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City police are looking for the man who robbed a coffee kiosk Sunday morning. Police say a tall male wearing a gray sweatshirt approached Pony Espresso on foot a little before 10 a.m. and demanded cash. The suspect was armed and had his eyes and face covered. After the robbery, … Continue reading »

Starbucks to Take Stand on Fiscal Cliff

(CNN) — Starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming Fiscal Cliff. CEO Howard Schultz is asking workers at its 120 D.C. area stores to write “Come Together” on the coffee cups they serve on Thursday and Friday. He says it’s a way to “send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging … Continue reading »

Starbucks to Sell $450 Steel Gift Cards

(CNN) — Starbucks is offering its first super premium gift card. USA Today reports the coffee giant is releasing the Starbucks Metal Card, which costs $450. It’s loaded with $400. Starbucks says it costs another $50 to make the card, which is made of steel instead of plastic. It will only make 5,000 of the cards, … Continue reading »

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